1949 Seagrave Restoration Project:
One of our member groups, “Wires & Fires “, has completed another project : The restoration of a 1949 E-66 Seagrave pumper.
This unit was originally delivered to Woodbridge, Conn as a tanker/pump combination, with a 1000 gallon tank and a 750 GPM pump, powered by the legendary Seagrave V-12 engine.
The original sale price was $15,000.00. It was later sold to the Ansonia, Conn and Seymour, Conn. Fire Deptartments, and then given to the Kerite Wire Co. for use as a plant Fire Brigade unit at their Derby facility.
Acquired by the Wires & Fires group in 2002, it was given a frame – up restoration from 2006 to 2008, and now is proudly displayed at their Portsmouth Museum, as well as at parades and shows.
Click on the links below to see the progress of the restoration.