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Fraser in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fire Apparatus Bell

 
 
Fire Apparatus Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 26, 2017
1. Fire Apparatus Bell Marker
Inscription.
The forest fire apparatus bell in America appeared in 1803 on a hose wagon owned by the Philadelphia Hose Company No. 1. A spring-operated clapper rang the bell as the wheels turned, and acted as the warning device. Fire engines to this day are still built with the historic fire bell.

The above bell came from an American LaFrance fire engine. It is from one of two such fire engines the department took delivery on in 1961 and 1964, which stayed in service fighting fires until 1986 and 1991, respectively.
 
Location. 42° 31.925′ N, 82° 55.798′ W. Marker is in Fraser, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is at the intersection of Masonic Boulevard and Kelly Road, on the right when traveling west on Masonic Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18577 Masonic Boulevard, Fraser MI 48026, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Baumgartner House 1875 (a few steps from this marker); Baumgartner House (a few steps from this marker); Erin United Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. John Lutheran Church and Schools (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sacred Heart Church
Fire Apparatus Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 26, 2017
2. Fire Apparatus Bell and Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Moravian Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bunert-Weier Farm (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lake St. Clair (Lac Sainte Claire) (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fraser.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Fire Apparatus Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 26, 2017
3. Fire Apparatus Bell and Marker
Marker is to the left of the front steps.
Baumgartner House/Fraser Museum image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 26, 2017
4. Baumgartner House/Fraser Museum
The fire apparatus bell can be seen behind the sign, right of "Est. 1875".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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