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Stoughton's 1928 Maxim Fire Truck - Engine # 2
This historic fire truck served the town of Stoughton from 1928 to 1956 as Engine 2
and is now owned and operated by the Stoughton Historical Society
For more information about Engine 2, or to have Engine 2 at your event or parade please send an email to
Joe Mokrisky at Stoughton1726@aol.com
Click here for pictures from the Rededication November 6, 2005
Click here for recent photos of Engine # 2 around Stoughton
This restored 1928 Maxim Fire Truck is now owned by the Stoughton Historical Society by donations raised by Joe Mokrisky. The donation was accepted by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors of Stoughton Historical Society, September 14, 2005. The engine was rededicated on November 6, 2005 at the Stoughton Historical Society's Lucius Clapp Memorial Building.
A history of the Stoughton Fire Department and images of the historic fire apparatus and recent apparatus of the Stoughton Fire Department.
The official website for the Stoughton Fire Department can be found on www.stoughton.org/firedept.html
A little brief history of Engine # 2
compiled by David Allen Lambert
Original design on the hood of Engine # 2
The purchase of a 1928 Maxim replaced the old Pope-Hartford Fire Truck purchased by the town of Stoughton in 1912.
The 1928 Maxim Fire Engine Pumper (600 gallons per minute) was purchased by the Town of Stoughton from Maxim Motor Co. of Middleboro, Massachusetts on August 15, 1928 for $ 7,394.25
[Stoughton Annual Town Report (1928), p. 117].
The Stoughton News-Sentinel, August 16, 1928 (Thursday), p. 1
January 9, 1933 - Engine 2 is damaged after it overturns!
The Stoughton News-Sentinel, January 12, 1933 (Thursday), p. 6
The following images were taken of the 1928 Maxim by John C. Stiles on January 9, 1933 after it overturned at Morton and Bird Streets.
Stoughton Fire Department Report "Generally speaking, it may be said that the apparatus of the department operated satisfactory during this year with the exception of Engines 1 and 2 which did not pass the break test required by law. [Stoughton Annual Town Report (1953), p. 10].
Stoughton Fire Department Report "The apparatus operated satisfactorily with the exception of Engine #2. I have asked for the replacement of this truck in the past years, and I would recommend that it be replaced this tear. It was necessary early in 1955 to install new tires and tubes on this piece but this was not a cure-all for it. The truck is old and is no longer dependable for Fire service. If we are to continue to afford the best protection that is possible, I would suggest that immediate action be taken, and that a Class A pumping engine be purchased. [Stoughton Annual Town Report (1955), p. 21].
The new 750 gallon Seagraves pumping engine arrived October 15, 1956. The Underwriters test was held October 18, and the new engine passed all the requirements. It was placed in service the same day at 3:55 P.M. and made its first run at 5:01 P.M. This new engine replaced a 500 gallon engine that had been in service in the Department for twenty-eight years. [Stoughton Annual Town Report (1956), p. 22].
The new "1956" Engine 2 Replacement
November 6, 2005
Engine # 2 welcomed back to Stoughton after being retired nearly a half a century before.
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