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Fire Brigade Möhlin Buick
Fire Engine Photos
No: 32258   Contributor: Jean-Paul Heyens   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Buick   Country: Switzerland
Fire Brigade Möhlin Buick

First responder Buick of the fire brigade Möhlin (Schweiz). Built in 1931.
Picture added on 03 June 2012 at 18:26
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Very stylish Buick limo. The rather basic box on the back and the ladders on the roof make it a fire engine.

Swiss fire companies made similar changes to other limousines in the 1930s, including Cadillacs and even a Rolls Royce.

I cannot imagine these were much use, except for very minor incidents, as I have never found any evidence that they had a pump or water tank.

Similar vehicles - on less costly chassis - were used in Italy during the 1930s too, but these had a neat and very compact front mounted pump, which took up no space, but probably made the steering a bit heavier.

Added by Rob Johnson on 31 May 2018.
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