A 1/32 scale model 1917 Seagrave triple fire engine. In the Fall of 1968, now married and at his first duty station in Edison, New Jersey, John made this 1/32 scale triple engine. John used far more care and detail than with previous models to build this triple engine out of basswood and Bristol Board.

John Ackerman has been building and collecting miniature fire apparatus since he was 6 years old. His exhibits document the progression as a model builder from his earliest works through some of his most recent projects.

1917 Seagrave triple engine front view.

Exhibit added: October 17, 2019 - Last modified: April 6, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship