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Ettore Viazzo Steering Engine One in Larchmont’s Memorial Day Parade in 2005

Engine One is a 1922 American LaFrance pumper that served Larchmont until 1948.

The Fire History Committee of the Larchmont Historical Society recovered the factory production records of Engine One and used them to restore the pumper to its original specifications.

Engine One came from the factory painted ivory white with a fire-engine-red frame. The wheels were made of oak with hard rubber tires.

(Note: The image at the heading of this website is a digitally “stretched” version created as a background for a portrait of the LFD volunteers in 2005.)

Based on an open process that considered several restoration experts, Firefly Restorations of Hope, Maine was selected to restore Engine One.

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