This wooden toy model fire truck was built by George C. Russell. Mr. Russell worked for Roger Penske’s racing organization. In his spare time, he enjoyed making toys from wood for his children. After they grew up and no longer had any interest in them, he sold the toys to a fellow worker, John McGinley, who donated them to our museum. Included is this wooden fire truck hose tender with ladders, which has a spare tire under the trailer, ladders, a fire extinguisher, and lights. A US quarter is shown in the photo for scale reference.

A wooden toy model fire truck built by George Russell.

Exhibit added: December 4, 2012 - Last modified: May 4, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship