A 1/32 scale 1932 Seagrave rescue car. This is another one of Tom’s miniature engines that was donated by John Ackerman. This rig is equipped with an overhead ladder rack, four searchlights, and a compartmentalized body. It was designed to carry various rescue tools and equipment for the Sacramento FD. 

The late Tom Showers was a prolific builder of model fire engines and an apparatus historian. Many of his over 450 models are on display in fire museums like the one in Los Angeles. We are privileged to have some of his models on display courtesy of model builder and fire apparatus historian, John Ackerman. Tom Showers served as John’s mentor in model making.

This is a 1/32 scale 1932 Seagrave rescue car.

Exhibit added: February 20, 2012 - Last modified: April 19, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship