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1943 Chevrolet - Puddle Jumper
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Object ID 000060

Object Name 1943 Chevrolet - Puddle Jumper

Object Desc Reg No. BA7499

Collection Fire Services Historical Society (Inc,)

Accession # 60

Alternate ID AP1025

General Category Other Objects

Category Fire Appliances


Source Category Collection

Accession Date JUN 1,1989


Location Hall of Flame - Christchurch

Object Date 1943

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status 01 In Register

Object Keywords Fire Appliance,


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Image Caption 1943 Chevrolet Puddle Jumper



Date AUG 31,2016

Notes 5-03-1943 Built by General Motors of Canada as an ambulance for the NZ Army where it served until 1951

Date AUG 31,2016

Notes 1951 Rebuilt as a fire engine by Otahuhu Railway Workshops where it served until1982

Date AUG 31,2016

Notes 1982 Moved to Addington Railway Workshops where it served until 1989

Date AUG 31,2016

Notes 1989 Transferred to Fire Services Historical Society (Inc.)

Date AUG 31,2016

Notes 2011 Fully Restored by Society