A fire hydrant is attached to either side of a four-wheeled base and two firemen with moveable joints operate it. These toys recall scenes of community and working life, especially occupations of interest to children.

Firemen attract children with their uniforms and shiny helmets as well as by their bravery in fighting fires. Fire itself has always fascinated adults and children. We can spend hours gazing into a crackling fire in the fireplace and although children are not allowed to play with fire, they can always play with firemen. It is, moreover, a lot of fun to imitate the sound of the siren. In today’s collections, we find a natty red fire engine right next to the police car.
Musée de la Vie Bourguignonne
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