The Hahn was
originally purchased March 3, 1933. The new piece was welcomed to New Bloomfield with a
supper and parade. The Hahn was the main pumper for many years. The Hahn had many runs
until it was retired in August 1949. The Hahn was placed out of service and sold that
month for $1,800 dollars.
one years later, the Hahn was repurchased by the department on August 17, 1970. The Hahn
did not look as good as it did when it left, so a group of fireman decided that it would
be nice to restore it. However, the department did not feel it was appropriate to spend
money on frivolous expenses. So this group of young guys began to raise money themselves
and set up a separate fund. The Hahn was restored in 1976 by a local antique enthusiast,
Roland Dunkleburger, and help from the fire company.
The Hahn became a big parade attraction, but not as
much as our hand pumper. New Bloomfield came home with many 1st place awards for best
appearing antique and best appearing company owned antique.
The Hahn has its own special bay in the
firehouse. It is housed in the original bay, with the hard wood floors and a display case
with many of the trophies on display. So if you are ever in New Bloomfield, stop by the
firehouse on High Street and ask to see the Hahn. You wont be disappointed you did.