The Central Station of the New Haven Fire Department is a stone's throw from my house. I've walked by many times and have seen this old fire truck alongside of shiny, big, white and modern fire trucks. It was a nice day. The doors were open. I walked in and asked if I could have a look and take a photo. This is a truck from the mid 1800's. One of the firemen came over and explained all about it. Quite a bit different than what we're used to seeing today.
From the NH Fire Department website... "Now home to Engine 4, Truck 1 and Car 32. The original home to Hook & Ladder 1 was on Artizan Street. This was known as the Mutual Hook & Ladder 1. The original Engine 4 was located on Wallace and Saint John Streets. This was The James Brewster Steam Fire Engine Number 4."