Riverton’s variant of global warming and a Fire Co. History Mystery

time and temp on Rt. 130 North, Cinnaminson, NJ
time and temp on Rt. 130 North, Cinnaminson, NJ

Winter officially arrived December 21 at 12:11 p.m., but it felt more like spring with temps in the upper 60s and 70+ forecast for the next day.

I snapped this while finishing some Christmas shopping. No distracted driver here – I pulled into the bank parking lot.

Here’s a little History Mystery to solve.

Who is driving this 1926 RFCo pumper in 1956?
Who is driving this 1926 RFCo pumper in 1956?

I scored this real 4×6 inch photo on a eBay auction a few weeks ago. The seller described it as “A very nice old 1956  original B & W 4 by 6 inch photo of the Riverton NJ Fire Dept  1926 ALF 750 pumper. This photo was taken by me at the  NJ State Firemen s Parade in 1956 Atlantic City.”

Since no one else bid, it only cost $2 plus $1.97 shipping. It was worth the gamble.  That is probably a member of Riverton’s Fire Company piloting that pumper in Atlantic City. He could be somebody’s Pop-Pop or great-granddad. Let me know if you can put a name to that face. – John McCormick

PS. HSR Vice-President Mrs. Cheryl Smekal added ten more pix to the Museum for a Day image gallery in the previous post below.

 

 

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