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CAPE COD BRUSH BREAKERS

History of Cape Cod's Unique Forest Firefighting Apparatus
By Britton Crosby
Originally posted January 2001 - Complete rebuild February 2016
Updated February 10, 2016

 

Bourne
Fire Department
BRUSH & FOREST FIRE APPARATUS HISTORY
 


 

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1930 Ford Model A Forestry Truck - Bourne - MB - Eng 2
1934 Chevy Forest Fire Patrol Truck - Bourne
1939 Ford COE State Forest Fire Truck
1941 Mil. 4x4 Scout Car Brush Breaker - Bourne - BB - Eng 11
1943 Chevy Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker - Bourne - BB - Eng 9
1944 Chevy Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker - Bourne - MB - Eng 7
1950 Ford 4x4 Brush Breaker - Bourne - PO - Eng 8
1951 Chevy Forest Fire Patrol Truck 2
1970 Dodge PW Brush Breaker - Bourne - BB - Eng 8 (burned 1975)
1975 (1967) Kaiser Mil 6x6) Brush Breaker - Bourne - BB - B-8  - 128
1975 (1960S) Jeep 4x4 "Tinkerbell" Brush Truck - Bourne - BB - 129
1977 (1953) International 6x6 Brush Breaker - Bourne B-10 - 130  (Orig Otis breaker)
1986 (1952) Reo 6x6 Brush Breaker - Bourne - MB - B-9 - 129
2001 (1971) Jeep 6x6 Brush Breaker - Bourne - MB - B-9 - 129
2001 (1974) Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker - Bourne - PO - B-7  - 127
2012 (1959-71) Kaiser Mil 6x6 Breaker-Tanker - Bourne - MB - B128 (was Brewster 235)
2014 (1996) Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker - Bourne - SG - B129


 
 
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1930 - Ford Model A Forestry Engine | Bourne | Monument Beach | Eng. 2

1930 FORD MODEL A FORESTRY FIRE TRUCK ENG. 2

     The Monument Beach Bourne Fire Station #2 housed a 1930 Ford Model A forestry fire truck Engine 2 (right) which carried a few hundred gallons of water and a large quantity of forestry hose. Engine 2 served until it was replaced around 1944 by a Chevy former military 4x4 brush breaker Eng 7.  The 1930 Ford is shown here with the 1939 Buffalo 600 gpm pumper Engine 3 which served in Monument Beach until replaced in 1972.  It later served as the Falmouth Fire Department muster team's Engine 8 in the 1970's-1980's.
 

 

 

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1934  - Chevy Forest Patrol Truck | Bourne | Buzzards Bay | 

1930's CHEVY FOREST PATROL TRUCK

     This photo shows an early 1930's Chevy Forest Fire Patrol Truck of the Bourne Fire Department.  The truck has a small tank and a hose reel. Photo c.1942 in front of the Buzzards Bay Fire Station.   (R Ronaine collection)
 

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford COE Forestry | State DOC | Bourne BB & PO  |

1939 FORD FORESTRY MASS DEPT OF CONSERVATION TRUCK

     The Commonwealth of Massachusetts had several dozen forest fire trucks built in 1939 and the early 1940's.  At least two of these trucks were assigned to Cape Cod. A 1939 Ford COE was assigned to Bourne early on serving at Buzzards Bay and Pocasset stations.  It later was assigned to the state forest at Shawme in Sandwich.  The truck carried about 250 gallons of water and a quantity of hose. Another truck was assigned to Nickerson State Park in Brewster a couple years later.  The 1939 Ford is shown here at the Pocasset fire station #4 with the 1934 Buffalo 600 gpm Engine 5.

     SEE STATE FOREST FIRE DISTRICT 1 FOR MORE

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford COE Forestry | State DOC | Bourne BB & PO  |

1939 FORD FORESTRY MASS DEPT OF CONSERVATION TRUCK

     Bourne Fire Department's apparatus shown at the Buzzards Bay station in 1941 included a 1928 Reo fire truck, the 1939 Ford COE state forest fire truck, the 1934 Buffalo 600 gpm Engine 1, a 1924 Maxim hose wagon, the 1938 Buffalo city service Ladder 1, and a Chevy fire chief car.

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford COE Forestry | State DOC | Bourne BB & PO  |

1939 FORD FORESTRY MASS DEPT OF CONSERVATION TRUCK

         Bourne Fire Department's apparatus shown at the Buzzards Bay station in 1941 included a 1928 Reo fire truck, the 1939 Ford COE state forest fire truck, the 1934 Buffalo 600 gpm Engine 1, a 1924 Maxim hose wagon, the 1938 Buffalo city service Ladder 1, and a Chevy fire chief car.

 

 

 

 

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1941 - Mil 4x4 Scout Car | Bourne | Monument Beach | Eng 11

1941 MILITARY 4x4 SCOUT CAR BRUSH BREAKER 11

     Perhaps Bourne's first brush breaker, this 1941 former Military Scout Car (or former halftrack) identified as Bourne 11 has some basic bars and protection.  It appears to have a hose reel and additional hose. The photo was taken along the Cape Cod Canal. This truck is believed to have been stationed at the Buzzards Bay station (as Engine 2?) and may have served until about 1968.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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1943 - Chevy Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker | Bourne | Buzzards Bay | Eng 9

1943 CHEVY MILITARY 4X4 BRUSH BREAKER 9

     Bourne operated this 1943 Chevy 4x4 former military Class 110 "crash truck" as a brush breaker. It would have had a 100 gpm centrifugal PTO pump and carried about 250 gallons of water and an assortment of equipment.  Bourne ran this and a couple similar trucks to structure fires as well because of the tank water and quick attack capability.  This truck served in Buzzards Bay and was assigned to Pocasset in 1975 until retired in 1977. 
 

 

 

 

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1944 - Chevy Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker | Bourne | Mon Beach | Eng-7 - 127

1944 CHEVY MILITARY BRUSH BREAKER 7 - 127

     Bourne Fire Department built this brush breaker on a 1944 Chevy 4x4 former military fire truck (Class 135?).  The breaker had both a front mount fire pump and a rear mount fire pump allowing pump & roll capability.  Engine 7 (aka Breaker 127) carried about 600 gallons of water.  It was assigned to the Monument Beach station 2 from 1944 until about 1986.  This truck is very similar in design to a brush breaker believed to be operated at Camp Edwards at about the same time.
 

 

 

 

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1944 - Chevy Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker | Bourne | Mon Beach | Eng-7 - 127

1944 CHEVY MILITARY BRUSH BREAKER 7 - 127

     The Bourne Fire Department's 1944 Chevy 4x4 former military fire truck made into a brush breaker with 600 gallons of water at the Monument Beach fire station until approx 1986.

 

 

 

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1944 - Chevy Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker | Bourne | Mon Beach | Eng-7 - 127

1944 CHEVY MILITARY BRUSH BREAKER 7 - 127

       The Bourne Fire Department's 1944 Chevy 4x4 former military fire truck made into a brush breaker with 600 gallons of water at the Monument Beach fire station until approx 1986.

 

 

 

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1944 - Chevy Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker | Bourne | Mon Beach | Eng-7 - 127

1944 CHEVY MILITARY BRUSH BREAKER 7 - 127

       The Bourne Fire Department's 1944 Chevy 4x4 former military fire truck made into a brush breaker with 600 gallons of water at the Monument Beach fire station until approx 1986. Photo c. 1984 at Mass Maritime Academy for a parade.

 

 

 

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1944 - Chevy Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker | Bourne | Mon Beach | Eng-7 - 127

1944 CHEVY MILITARY BRUSH BREAKER 7 - 127

       The Bourne Fire Department's 1944 Chevy 4x4 former military fire truck made into a brush breaker with 600 gallons of water at the Monument Beach fire station until approx 1986.

 

 

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1950 - Ford 4x4 Brush Breaker | Bourne| Pocasset | Eng 8

Bourne Eng 8 - 1949 Ford Brush Breaker

 

1949 Ford 4x4 Brush Breaker - Bourne PO - C-8

1950 FORD BRUSH BREAKER ENG 8

     Bourne built this 1949 Ford Brush Breaker designated Engine 8.  It carried
 

 

 

 

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1950 - Ford 4x4 Brush Breaker | Bourne| Pocasset | Eng 8

Bourne Breaker 8 1949 Ford and Breaker 9 1940s Mil

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1950 FORD BRUSH BREAKER ENG 8

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1951 - Chevy Patrol Truck | Bourne | Mon Beach | Patrol 2

Bourne 1951 Chevy Forest Fire patrol truck 2

 

1951 Chevy Forest Fire Patrol Truck 2

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     In 1939 Barnstable County built its first Brush Breaker. This truck had a 1939 Ford COE  10 wheel chassis with an 85 HP flathead Ford motor and Marmon Harrington all wheel drive transmission.  With a body built by Robinson Boiler Company in Cambridge, MA, the truck had a 10000 gallon water tank and 125 gpm pump.  It was capable of about 30-40 mph over the road.

     When brand new the truck was housed in the new Cotuit Fire Station built in 1937.  In 1942, when Barnstable County built a second brush breaker, the 1939 truck was reassigned to the Falmouth fire headquarters where it remained until 1953 when it was transferred to the brand new North Falmouth Fire Station built in 1953. In 1957 when this truck was replaced by a 1957 Ford / Maxim brush breaker, the 1939 Ford spent about a year in West Barnstable and then in 1958 became Gay Head's first brush breaker on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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1970 - Dodge PW Brush Breaker | Bourne | BB | Breaker 8 - Burned 1975
 

 

1970 Dodge PW Brush Breaker - Bourne BB - B-8 (burned 1975)

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     In 1939 Barnstable County built its first Brush Breaker. This truck had a 1939 Ford COE  10 wheel chassis with an 85 HP flathead Ford motor and Marmon Harrington all wheel drive transmission.  With a body built by Robinson Boiler Company in Cambridge, MA, the truck had a 10000 gallon water tank and 125 gpm pump.  It was capable of about 30-40 mph over the road.

     When brand new the truck was housed in the new Cotuit Fire Station built in 1937.  In 1942, when Barnstable County built a second brush breaker, the 1939 truck was reassigned to the Falmouth fire headquarters where it remained until 1953 when it was transferred to the brand new North Falmouth Fire Station built in 1953. In 1957 when this truck was replaced by a 1957 Ford / Maxim brush breaker, the 1939 Ford spent about a year in West Barnstable and then in 1958 became Gay Head's first brush breaker on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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1975 - (1967) Kaiser Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | BB | B-8  B-128

Bourne Breaker 8 - 1967 Kaiser Mil 6x6 / 1975 Ted Young - 250/1500 brush breaker
Replaced 1949 B-8 buned up in Monument Beach fire c.1975.  Served until approx 2006.

 

1975 (1967) Kaiser Mil 6x6) Brush Breaker - Bourne BB - B-8  128

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     In 1939 Barnstable County built its first Brush Breaker. This truck had a 1939 Ford COE  10 wheel chassis with an 85 HP flathead Ford motor and Marmon Harrington all wheel drive transmission.  With a body built by Robinson Boiler Company in Cambridge, MA, the truck had a 10000 gallon water tank and 125 gpm pump.  It was capable of about 30-40 mph over the road.

     When brand new the truck was housed in the new Cotuit Fire Station built in 1937.  In 1942, when Barnstable County built a second brush breaker, the 1939 truck was reassigned to the Falmouth fire headquarters where it remained until 1953 when it was transferred to the brand new North Falmouth Fire Station built in 1953. In 1957 when this truck was replaced by a 1957 Ford / Maxim brush breaker, the 1939 Ford spent about a year in West Barnstable and then in 1958 became Gay Head's first brush breaker on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

 

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1975 - (1967) Kaiser Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | BB | B-8  B-128

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1975 - (1967) Kaiser Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | BB | B-8  B-128

 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1975 - (1967) Kaiser Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | BB | B-8  B-128

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1975 - (1967) Kaiser Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | BB | B-8  B-128

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1975 - (1967) Kaiser Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | BB | B-8  B-128

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1975 - (1967) Kaiser Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | BB | B-8  B-128

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1975 - (1967) Kaiser Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | BB | B-8  B-128

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

Bourne Breaker 8 - 128 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1975 - (1960s) Jeep 4x4 Brush Truck | Bourne | BB | "Tinkerbell"  C-129
 

 

1975 (1960S) Jeep 4x4 "Tinkerbell" Brush Truck - Bourne BB - 129

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     In 1939 Barnstable County built its first Brush Breaker. This truck had a 1939 Ford COE  10 wheel chassis with an 85 HP flathead Ford motor and Marmon Harrington all wheel drive transmission.  With a body built by Robinson Boiler Company in Cambridge, MA, the truck had a 10000 gallon water tank and 125 gpm pump.  It was capable of about 30-40 mph over the road.

     When brand new the truck was housed in the new Cotuit Fire Station built in 1937.  In 1942, when Barnstable County built a second brush breaker, the 1939 truck was reassigned to the Falmouth fire headquarters where it remained until 1953 when it was transferred to the brand new North Falmouth Fire Station built in 1953. In 1957 when this truck was replaced by a 1957 Ford / Maxim brush breaker, the 1939 Ford spent about a year in West Barnstable and then in 1958 became Gay Head's first brush breaker on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

 

 

 

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1977 - (1953) International 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | PO | B-10  B-130

Bourne Breaker 10 - 130
1953 International Mil 6x6 / 1977 became Breaker 10 - 1000 gallons
Served until approx late 1980s-early 1990s

 

1977 (1953) International 6x6 Brush Breaker - Bourne B-10 - 130 (Orig Otis)

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     In 1939 Barnstable County built its first Brush Breaker. This truck had a 1939 Ford COE  10 wheel chassis with an 85 HP flathead Ford motor and Marmon Harrington all wheel drive transmission.  With a body built by Robinson Boiler Company in Cambridge, MA, the truck had a 10000 gallon water tank and 125 gpm pump.  It was capable of about 30-40 mph over the road.

     When brand new the truck was housed in the new Cotuit Fire Station built in 1937.  In 1942, when Barnstable County built a second brush breaker, the 1939 truck was reassigned to the Falmouth fire headquarters where it remained until 1953 when it was transferred to the brand new North Falmouth Fire Station built in 1953. In 1957 when this truck was replaced by a 1957 Ford / Maxim brush breaker, the 1939 Ford spent about a year in West Barnstable and then in 1958 became Gay Head's first brush breaker on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

 

 

 

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1977 - (1953) International 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | PO | B-10  B-130

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1977 - (1953) International 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | PO | B-10  B-130

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1977 - (1953) International 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | PO | B-10  B-130

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

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1977 - (1953) International 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | PO | B-10  B-130

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1977 - (1953) International 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | PO | B-10  B-130

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1986 - (1952) REO Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

Bourne Breaker 9 - 129 - 1952 Reo 6x6 2.5 ton / 1986 built brush breaker. 600 gallons. Sta.2
Served until 2001 - replaced by new 1971 Jeep chassis.

 

1986 (1952) Reo 6x6 Brush Breaker - Bourne MB - B-9 129
 

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     In 1939 Barnstable County built its first Brush Breaker. This truck had a 1939 Ford COE  10 wheel chassis with an 85 HP flathead Ford motor and Marmon Harrington all wheel drive transmission.  With a body built by Robinson Boiler Company in Cambridge, MA, the truck had a 10000 gallon water tank and 125 gpm pump.  It was capable of about 30-40 mph over the road.

     When brand new the truck was housed in the new Cotuit Fire Station built in 1937.  In 1942, when Barnstable County built a second brush breaker, the 1939 truck was reassigned to the Falmouth fire headquarters where it remained until 1953 when it was transferred to the brand new North Falmouth Fire Station built in 1953. In 1957 when this truck was replaced by a 1957 Ford / Maxim brush breaker, the 1939 Ford spent about a year in West Barnstable and then in 1958 became Gay Head's first brush breaker on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

 

 

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1986 - (1952) REO Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

2001 (1971) Jeep 6x6 Brush Breaker - Bourne MB - B-9 -129
 

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     In 1939 Barnstable County built its first Brush Breaker. This truck had a 1939 Ford COE  10 wheel chassis with an 85 HP flathead Ford motor and Marmon Harrington all wheel drive transmission.  With a body built by Robinson Boiler Company in Cambridge, MA, the truck had a 10000 gallon water tank and 125 gpm pump.  It was capable of about 30-40 mph over the road.

     When brand new the truck was housed in the new Cotuit Fire Station built in 1937.  In 1942, when Barnstable County built a second brush breaker, the 1939 truck was reassigned to the Falmouth fire headquarters where it remained until 1953 when it was transferred to the brand new North Falmouth Fire Station built in 1953. In 1957 when this truck was replaced by a 1957 Ford / Maxim brush breaker, the 1939 Ford spent about a year in West Barnstable and then in 1958 became Gay Head's first brush breaker on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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2001 - (1971) Jeep 6x6 Mil Brush Breaker | Bourne | MB | B-9   B-129

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

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2001 - (1974) Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker | Bourne| PO | B-7  127

Bourne Breaker 129 - 1974 Military chassis 2.5 ton / built 2001 into 150gpm/400 gallon brush breaker.  Orig sta 4, then HQ in 2006

 

2001 (1974) Mil 4x4 Brush Breaker - Bourne PO - B-7  127
 

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     In 1939 Barnstable County built its first Brush Breaker. This truck had a 1939 Ford COE  10 wheel chassis with an 85 HP flathead Ford motor and Marmon Harrington all wheel drive transmission.  With a body built by Robinson Boiler Company in Cambridge, MA, the truck had a 10000 gallon water tank and 125 gpm pump.  It was capable of about 30-40 mph over the road.

     When brand new the truck was housed in the new Cotuit Fire Station built in 1937.  In 1942, when Barnstable County built a second brush breaker, the 1939 truck was reassigned to the Falmouth fire headquarters where it remained until 1953 when it was transferred to the brand new North Falmouth Fire Station built in 1953. In 1957 when this truck was replaced by a 1957 Ford / Maxim brush breaker, the 1939 Ford spent about a year in West Barnstable and then in 1958 became Gay Head's first brush breaker on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

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2012 - (1959) Kaiser Mil Breaker-Tanker | Bourne | MB | B-128  (Orig Brewster 235)
 

2012 (1959-71) Kaiser Mil 6x6 Breaker-Tanker - Bourne MB - B128 (was Brewster 235)
 

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     In 1939 Barnstable County built its first Brush Breaker. This truck had a 1939 Ford COE  10 wheel chassis with an 85 HP flathead Ford motor and Marmon Harrington all wheel drive transmission.  With a body built by Robinson Boiler Company in Cambridge, MA, the truck had a 10000 gallon water tank and 125 gpm pump.  It was capable of about 30-40 mph over the road.

     When brand new the truck was housed in the new Cotuit Fire Station built in 1937.  In 1942, when Barnstable County built a second brush breaker, the 1939 truck was reassigned to the Falmouth fire headquarters where it remained until 1953 when it was transferred to the brand new North Falmouth Fire Station built in 1953. In 1957 when this truck was replaced by a 1957 Ford / Maxim brush breaker, the 1939 Ford spent about a year in West Barnstable and then in 1958 became Gay Head's first brush breaker on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 - (1996) Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker | Bourne | SG | B-129
 

2014 (1996) Mil 6x6 Brush Breaker - Bourne SG - B129

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     In 1939 Barnstable County built its first Brush Breaker. This truck had a 1939 Ford COE  10 wheel chassis with an 85 HP flathead Ford motor and Marmon Harrington all wheel drive transmission.  With a body built by Robinson Boiler Company in Cambridge, MA, the truck had a 10000 gallon water tank and 125 gpm pump.  It was capable of about 30-40 mph over the road.

     When brand new the truck was housed in the new Cotuit Fire Station built in 1937.  In 1942, when Barnstable County built a second brush breaker, the 1939 truck was reassigned to the Falmouth fire headquarters where it remained until 1953 when it was transferred to the brand new North Falmouth Fire Station built in 1953. In 1957 when this truck was replaced by a 1957 Ford / Maxim brush breaker, the 1939 Ford spent about a year in West Barnstable and then in 1958 became Gay Head's first brush breaker on Martha's Vineyard.
 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

 

 

Bourne Eng 7 brush breaker 1944 Chevy 600 gallons

Bourne HQ 1941

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

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1939 - Ford / Robinson | Barnstable County | Falmouth | "First Generation" No. 1   C-15
 

1939 FORD THE FIRST COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER NO.1  C-15

     The 1939 Ford brush breaker No.1 is most easily recognized by the oval shaped radiator grill and the rounded front push bar design.  Here the truck is shown in a parade in Falmouth after being reassigned to that town.

 

 

 

Camp Edwards brush breaker - Similar design / time as Bourne truck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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