Mutual Hook and Ladder No. 1.

Sacramento, California is home to the first volunteer fire department in the western United States.  In the late 1840's Sacramento consisted of many wooden buildings which were built quickly and placed close together. A series of fires during the gold rush era promoted people in the area to form…

The Oak Manufacturing Company, Inc.

In the mid 1940's west coast vending machine operators were in need of a vending machine that was flexible enough to allow operators to stock them with different types of charms. Around this time a man named, Harold T. Probasco, had developed a die-cast aluminum vending machine, that was…