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History: 1927 Fire Truck

The Houston Fire Department No. 6 crew, stationed at 1702 Washington Avenue in this 1927 photo, was led by Capt. Emery Hard (third from left). According to HFD personnel historian Scott Mellott, by the late 1920s, the entire HFD fleet was motorized, replacing the horse-drawn steamer. Both types were made by American LaFrance, one of the nation’s oldest manufacturers of fire apparatuses since the 1830s. The fire truck‚Äôs drive train was the reason why the steering column was positioned on the right-hand side of the truck. (Photo courtesy of the family of Capt. Hard)

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