Fireman bicycles


Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

The two examples shown here belong to the early twentieth century. At that time, the use of bicycles was essential to guarantee the firemen a prompt intervention. As can be seen, the essential modification with respect to the normal velocipedes consists in the round space obtained between the two wheels to accommodate the sleeve which was then hooked to the hydrant closest to the place hit by the fire. The bicycle then carried axes, ropes and other tools that could isolate fires. Obviously, the red color reaffirmed its membership in the Fire Brigade Corps.


  • Title: Fireman bicycles
  • Date Created: 1901

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