Oxford Original Firetruck Restored 83 Years Later

The Oxford Fire Department’s 1928 Studebaker was retired in 1961 after the truck arrived on the scene after the fire was put out.

The truck had replaced the hang-uphand-pulled/horse-drawn hose cart with a 40-gallon soda/acid tank purchased in 1918 and restored last year.

The truck cost $3,170. The fire department had $1,000 with the rest to be raised with $50 or $75 shares from people who would receive fire protection.

As the restoration — estimated at $5,000 — took shape, donations came in. One donor, familiar with the truck’s history, offered several hundred dollars on one condition — it had to finish this year’s July 4 parade. It was.

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