Vintage Apparatus


Vintage Apparatus

This group is for those of us that have an interest in the older "retired" apparatus.

Members: 151
Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2014

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Comment by BOB SELHEIMER on October 4, 2014 at 2:14pm

When I first started, back in the day. 1955, American Lafrance were very popular. My station had Ward LaFrance, back then, and an old 1934 Hahun, I don't know if I spelled it right or not. It was pertty fast. It pump for 37 hours stright, when Sun oil went up in fire, 3 tanks blow, back in 1947. I was 7 years old, my brother he was there, putting people in the ambulances. He was 17.

Comment by Timothy John Dodson on August 7, 2014 at 9:24pm

Nice rig, Rob!!!!!   We have a 1966 Howe on an IH chassis.

Comment by Rob Wesley on August 6, 2014 at 1:22pm

My 1956 International/Howe Engine


Comment by Ray J on December 2, 2012 at 12:55pm

1946 Fire Truck Dodge/American

Comment by Ray J on December 2, 2012 at 12:53pm

Comment by John Jacquette on October 21, 2011 at 9:10pm
I wish to add several vintage rigs that I have been working on. I know that R4 is not that old, but I believe that her honored history would place her in this group. I have put photo albums of each project on my profile page, please feel free to view them.
Comment by peter laurimore on March 3, 2011 at 3:31pm

For years I have been gathering the parts to build a 1924 ford modet t hose and chemical wagon. I am getting there with a little help from Ebay, not there yet but here are some pic's of it when I get there
Comment by Herb Gallaway on February 25, 2011 at 5:35pm
Beautiful job restoring this rig. Love to see the old commercial chassis being restored. Hopefully we will see this rig at Syracuse.
Comment by Ray J on February 25, 2011 at 6:35am
Comment by Ray J on February 24, 2011 at 8:37am
In 1946 the Liberty Fire Company of East Berlin, Pennsylvania purchased from the American Fire Apparatus Company a 1946 Dodge Fire Engine 500 gpm. The price was $1400. Liberty Volunteer Fire Company responded in this rig for 20 years. When Liberty purchased their new 1966 engine the decision was made by the membership to sell the Dodge/American engine. The Parkville Fire Company from Penn Township in Hanover, Pennsylvania purchased the Dodge and after many years of service loaned it to the Shrewsbury Fire Company. Shrewsbury had a fire that destroyed their firehouse and all their equipment and needed a fire engine. The 1946 Dodge was returned to Parkville Fire Company a couple of years later. From there the Parkville Fire Company sold the Dodge engine to a farmer near Manchester, Pennsylvania. It was supposed to be used to provide irrigation for his farm, he never used it and decided it was time to sell the engine since it was only taking up room in his barn. An active fireman from the Liberty Fire Company heard about this engine being up for sale. He bought the engine and took it home to East Berlin again and restore her. Years after he sold the engine to a private collector from Baltimore who took great care of her. On January 23, 2010 my family purchased this fine rig for me.....I think because they want to keep me out of the bars. It's new home is on Long Island. Many of my friends and family have helped me with this dream. My brother Joe was the shaker and mover on this. THANK YOU ALL.

1946 Dodge Fire Engine
job: 508-46 American Fire Apparatus


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