A day at the Tokyo Fire Museum.
From the first floor you can see them below: massive crimson contraptions from a variety of eras. The oldest — first used in Tokyo in 1917 — looks more like a prop from the set of “Chitty-Bang-Bang” than an actual life-saving device. It’s a shame that kids can’t climb on this beast, but I understand: After serving the city for decades, these trucks deserve at least some peace and quiet in their retirement.
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