LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE MUSEUM COLLECTION
1923 Stutz Ladder Truck
THIS PAGE IS IN MEMORY OF A GREAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT
Since this beautiful ladder truck had been in service with the City of Los Angeles Fire Department, not the County’s, the Museum donated it to them in 2010. The LAFD promptly scrapped it, with newly refurbished wood-spoke front wheels! The Museum therefore, dedicates this page to the memory of the 1923 Stutz Ladder Truck.
City service ladder trucks were designed to carry numerous ground ladders, but they were not equipped with an aerial ladder. Once a proud member of the Los Angeles City Fire Department, this straight frame service ladder truck was unique in that the rear drive wheels also could be steered by a tillerman. When this antique was delivered to our museum, it had no front axle or wheels. It was turned over to Los Angeles on four wheels.