2. Village Fire Pumper

Vehicle: 1868 Button Fully Restored Hand Pumper Fire Engine “Columbian”
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Complex Says: This is a beautiful piece of history. But we can't help thinking that the phrase, “it takes a village,” is awfully apt here. According to the seller, the vehicle weighs 6,000 lbs. and takes 50 to 60 people to pump when it's at full capacity. It may just be that we've grown accustomed to our modern firefighting conveniences, but that seems like an awful lot of firefighters.