A 1929 American LaFrance ladder truck, one of only five known to have been manufactured, and the only one still in existence. This was the first fire engine used by Rapid City. Note the solid tires...
The sapphire once belonged to Joséphine de Beauharnais (b.1763-d.1814), first wife of Napoléon Bonaparte. Burmese origin pear-shaped sapphire weighing 43.27 carats, set within a frame of pinched collet-set cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, suspended from a detachable surmount of bow design, embellished with similarly cut diamonds.