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Fire Apparatus Dictionary => Apparatus by Make of Chassis => Topic started by: wf33ret on April 16, 2011, 11:08:18 AM

Title: Reo
Post by: wf33ret on April 16, 2011, 11:08:18 AM
                                                                   1937 Reo
                                                              City Service Ladder
                                                             Central Islip,L.I.,N.Y.


                                                           Charles Beckwith Photo
     
Title: Re: Reo
Post by: FAO25 on April 16, 2011, 06:59:23 PM
Love these vintage commercial chassis pics. Great Job!
Title: Re: Reo
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on June 17, 2012, 08:02:12 PM
Twinsburg, Ohio
1924 Reo / chemical
their 'first' engine

D. Simecek photo
Title: Re: Reo
Post by: Box 2565 on June 17, 2012, 09:07:19 PM
Twinsburg, Ohio
1924 Reo / chemical
their 'first' engine

D. Simecek photo
Nice looking rig.  The body was manufactured by Prospect.
Title: Re: Reo
Post by: APR343 on March 02, 2015, 04:15:21 AM
A basic albeit eye-catching 1941 REO Engine (builder unknown, likely FD maintenance facility or local small metalworks shop). What is in there is what you see: small tank, pump, 4 lenghts of suction hose, Foamite foam-mixer, "hook" ladders, pick-poles, nozzles + assorted gear in lower compartments). To be noted: A-rig could seat up to 15; B- in the upper section two cylindrical compartments: most likely one for the Portuguese-style canvas urban escape sleeve + one for rolls of soft hose; C-smart way of carrying the nozzles, embedded in the upper structure. This apparatus is preserved at the Loures VFD's HQ (Loures, Portrugal-5 mi NW off Lisbon the capital city)
Title: Re: Reo
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on August 02, 2015, 08:14:42 AM
Arlington, TX. (then AVFD)
1923
two delivered

photo courtesy of UT Arlington archives
Title: Re: Reo
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on September 15, 2015, 10:50:12 AM
Sonora, CA 
Station No. 15
2 new 1921 Reo's
Title: Re: Reo
Post by: Box 2565 on December 26, 2017, 07:34:00 PM
Cincinnati OH   Engine 29
1952 Reo/Kelly Auto Body Co.
Hose Wagon
Shop #25314
Ed Effron photo.

Three of these wagons were built for the CFD by Kelly.  The Kelly Auto Body Co, was a local firm with a factory in the West End near Union Terminal.  There normal line of work was for standard truck bodies (freight and beveridge bodies) however Kelly turned out a dozen or so fire engines over the years.  The hose wagons were initially assigned to Engines 3, 29 and 45.  These wagons (often referred to as "Jeeps" by the firefighters) were converted to Hi Expansion foam trucks in 1966.

The following entry appears in the journal of District 3 dated April 30, 1961: "Mr. Effron photographer took pictures of apparatus at quarters of Engines 12, 21, 29, 43."

Title: Re: Reo Chassis Chemical Engines for Miami, FL Dist. by Freeman & Sons
Post by: paulromano on January 23, 2018, 02:28:22 PM
Found this advertising Photo postcard which shows three Reo chassis Chemical (Wet Water---not soda acid) Engines for Miami, FL.  Could find no indication of who actually built these but there was distributor information on the back from the Freeman & Sons Inc. of Miami and Jacksonville, selling Trucks, Busses and Fire Apparatus.  Anybody have any indication of who made these??
Title: Re: Reo
Post by: photoman475 on January 28, 2018, 05:55:19 PM
Looks like they had Darley pumps on them, but I can't enlarge the photo enough to tell for certain.