The North Bay Museum is restoring a 1928 Bickle Fire Engine, reports Northern News.
The museum posted to Facebook, “Earlier this year we shared photos of our 1928 Bickle Fire Truck Engine on parade in downtown North Bay. And today we would like to share a very exciting announcement … We are cosmetically restoring the Bickle Fire Engine and it will soon find a new home in our lower museum gallery!
The engine is being cosmetically restored by local restoration specialist Peter Martin. The Engine is an 800 imperial gallon pumper that was built by the Bickle Fire Engine Company located in Woodstock, Ontario. It was the second fire engine that the City of North Bay purchased.”
The fire department first purchased the fire truck in 1928. After being retired from active service, the fire truck was used in parades and other events.