27 June 2008

Echelle a Bras Attelée


Fireman's ladder from the 1890's on display in Fontvieille just outside the police station.

4 comments:

Jim said...

Very cool, can you picture that rolling down the street, I guess it was pulled by horses?

Clueless in boston said...

I've never seen a ladder on wheels before, but it does make sense to be able to get a strong ladder closer to a building. And of course it is a red ladder. Are the fire engines still red in Monaco and southern France?

Halcyon said...

Very interesting. I guess it saved some lives in its day!

MmeBenaut said...

I wish our new ladders had wheels. Might help when cleaning out the gutters.
This is a fabulous photo Jilly.

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