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XV Century Fire Truck :-)  in Chillon Castle ,  Switzerland
13-SEP-2005

XV Century Fire Truck :-) in Chillon Castle , Switzerland


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Hodero08-Mar-2008 08:06
AHAA,ONE OF THE OLD TIMES TORTURE MACHINES !!!
DID YOU TRY TO PUT VERA ON TOP ??
Marcia Colelli08-Mar-2008 02:36
very nice find, nice perspective and composition V
Eldar Kadymov07-Mar-2008 14:55
Michael, after having read your fabulous comment about the true nature of this sofisticated device I realized that the whole engineering effort put in to it was total waste ! They could've surely seize fires of any magnitude by group "nature call" dispersion of highly effective bodily fluids, considering the fact that beer & wine was never in short supply. One might wonder if they ever had a specific job description for firefighters of this kind in Middle Ages ?!
Rodney H07-Mar-2008 14:40
Most of us have no idea how hard life was back then. Great capture : ) v
Paco Lpez07-Mar-2008 10:10
Fantastic find, Eldar!!! Good shot, Vote!!
Michael Weinberg07-Mar-2008 04:39
Hello O Evil One. Considering the plumbing involved and the spotty wetness on the floor, I believe you have discovered the world's first and only mobile toilet facility. And, considering the huge quantities of beer and wine consumed in Alpine countries, this mechanical invention makes mucho sense. And so when they say this is a "fire truck", in a sense it is.... it provides ultimate comfort for those who unexpectedly are feeling the uncontrollable effects of having imbibed too much. As far as putting out real fires? With a device like this, who are they kidding? Superb historical photo. Oy. Michael.