American LaFrance Fire Engine Co Steamer Fox Sectional Tube Boiler emblem (9-17-19)

Picked up an American LaFrance Fire Engine Co emblem from a steamer now the interesting part the gentleman I bought it off of his dad worked for the Chicago fire department back in the 1950s and said this was on his locker when he started. I’m trying to find out if this emblem was actually off of a steamer from the Chicago fire department. Included in my ad are photos of the emails I received from the seller.  Email

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Looking for this Apparatus (5-17-19)

Need info to locate this apparatus. 1971 Seagrave Ser # A73009  Original P.O. to Rescue Fire Co, Dallastown, PA 17313. Second owner Community Fire Co. Lower Windsor Twp., Craley PA. It then went to a private owner in NY State. Any info on finding this unit to get it back to it’s origin is greatly appreciated. Contact Terry Fix; 717.244.6633 or text 717.880.7477; Email

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Info Wanted (5-17-19)

The Salem Center Volunteer Fire Department is looking for a parts list, rebuild manual for a Barton UA-50 pump. We have an operational UA-50 pump on our front line tanker. It currently is not pumping to capacity. We would like to rebuild this pump to get the capacity back to nominal. We do have a person who rebuilds pumps to work on it, they would like some documents before starting to tear down. Thank you for your help. Email

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New Bern NC Fire Dept. Artifacts (5-17-19)

Looking for information and leads on the following artifacts/equipment from the New Bern, NC Fire Dept.:  Hose Carriages (at least 3 were used), Ladder Trucks (there was 2), Hand Pumpers (there were at least 7 over time), Hose Reels, Hose Wagons, Uniforms from the 1800s to early 1900s; pictures from the late 1800s and early 1900s, especially of the black fire companies, and anything else related to New Bern and its independent fire companies (of which there was 9) from this time period.


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Info needed (4-20-19)

this is the ex Eastchester American LaFrance which is now in the U.K. I bought it with the intention of making a speedster car but it’s staying as a fire engine as I couldn’t bring myself to pull it apart. Do you know where I might be able to get some pictures of it when it was in service as I’d like to get it painted exactly as it would have been in 1926.

Paul Yallop DipPFS

Managing Director

Phone: 01502 531633


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Trying to find Our 1939 American La France (3-24-18)

Our department is trying to find our 1939 American La France it was sold to a private collector in the 70s and last seen at an event in Fort McHenry MD in the late 70s early 80s. It’s Reg. No. Is L-1120 Type 550 CC ship Order 1600 Ship Date 6/30/1939 Any help hour information would be greatly appreciated.  Email or 301-748-8937

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USFS Class C tankers of 1950-60s (3-12-18)

I would like to ask for info on building a USFS Class 3 forest fire tanker, c. 1956-64? I was a summer fire fighter to pay my way through college, and remember fondly driving a ’56 Chevy and ’64 Dodge Class 3 — which was just a 2T flatbed with a slip-on pumper/tool/open crew unit. Sounds hokey, but we were very effective: ‘back in the ‘day, when we actually put out the fires’! I’ve never done a truck or a fire rig before, tho I built my first car model about 1954 with dad, from the Gowland/Revell “Highway Pioneers” series. Wick Humble
Email or  (530) 345-7766

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Wanted info on following pumper trying to find where its at (3-12-18)

Wanted any information on the location of the following pumper a 1941 Ford Oren pumper 500 gpm x new Richmond Ohio, Southern Clermont County.  Serial number of 176.  Last known location we know about was in the Texas area around 1997.

We are trying to locate this pumper to bring it back to New Rchmond as it was our second fire truck and we still have our first one a 1939 Chevrolet Oren

We would like to restore it or bring it back home again permanently

If you know anything about the location of this pumper or own it we would like to personally talk to you.  Hope someone out there can help us out thanks much

Doug Tieman  513-600-0749 or Email

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1910 Howe (3-12-18)

As an officer of the Latham Fire Department, AKA (S. W. Pitts Hose Co) I have attached a photo of our first piece of firefighting equipment, which I’m trying to locate. The piece in question is a 1910 Howe combination chemical engine which we purchased new at that time, posed in front of the then station, with many interested residents in attendance.

We believe the 1910 Howe is in a private collection, possibly in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont or in the New England area. Any assistance in locating the whereabouts of this historical piece would be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you in advance for your assistance,

Richard Barlette

Board of Directors

Latham Fire Department

Latham, NY 12110

518-783-7738 or Email

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