Photo IDap 226D
1915 Model T Runabout
Official Museum Digital Photo
1915 Model T Runabout. Our 1915 Ford Model T runabout has been fully restored. It was donated to the Museum by a former Fire Chief. It was restored beautifully as a chief’s car. This Model T has a brass radiator. 1915 was the last year for brass radiators. This car is also a fire engine/chemical hose wagon, built by Ford. American LaFrance put the hose body and chemical tank on it. The chemical tank was nothing more than a water tank, that when pressurized, expelled water through a reel line or a chemical line. What happened inside this tank was this: it was filled it with water and soda bicarbonate was mixed into the water. There was a jar suspended in the water with a lead stopper, filled with acid.
1915 Model T Runabout waiting to be reassembled at The Shop.