Lyme Fire Company purchased the truck as military surplus in 1954 and served Lyme until late 1971. The company set aside $20,000 in 1981 for the restoration, but work on the truck did not begin until 1985. The first parade after restoration was the 1991 Lyme Independence Day Parade. Restoration is an ongoing labor of love.
While in service at Lyme, the truck was fitted with a 500-gallon tank, windshield, and booster brakes. Those items were removed when restoration was started.
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1999 --- 2013 -- Best Appearing Motorized Antique, CT State Parade
2015 - Best Appearing Motorized Antique, CT State Parade 2016 -Best Appearing Motorized Antique, CT State Parade
2000 – President’s Cup New England Fire Chief’s Association, Springfield MA
2001 – Best Appearing Overall, 18th Annual Firehouse Expo
2001 – Featured Apparatus Engine 260, 30th Anniversary Milford
2002 – Best Appearing Antique Motorized, 100th Anniversary New Providence, NJ
2004 – Best Appearing Antique Motorized, 150th Anniversary Great Barrington, RI
2016 – Long Island Antique Fire Apparatus Photo Shoot Epic Event
2016 — Best Appearing Antique Out Of State, 100th Anniversary York, ME
2016 — Best Appearing In Class (Antique), 100th Anniversary York, ME