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Making wooden ladders

01
Oct/10

San Francisco is the only city in the US that still uses wooden ladders for their fire trucks, because they don't conduct electricity and there are so many low-hanging high-voltage power lines everywhere. This video about the shop that makes them, the same way for a hundred years, shows how good craftsmanship can sometimes yield a better result that technological advances.

Wow! ....I did not realize that SF still used wooden ladders. After reading the paragraph above I can understand why....

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