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Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on June 21, 2002, 12:30:39 AM
Wheeling, West Virginia  Engine 9
1962 Pirsch
1000 GPM - 500 Tank
Serial #2600  Model: 41B
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on October 09, 2002, 11:59:37 PM
Amberley OH  Engine 204
1965 Pirsch
1250 GPM-500 Tank
#2756 Model: 41 B
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on February 25, 2003, 01:26:56 AM
Hamilton OH  Co. 8
1962 Pirsch
85' Aerial
Steve Hagy Photo


Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: hoss on April 05, 2007, 05:24:50 AM
1954 ex-Wellesley, MA SN 2123 now owned by some bozo (me) in Berkshire County who can't afford to do anything to her . Affectionally called Alice after my grandmother.
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: hoss on April 06, 2007, 12:39:46 PM
Wellesley, Massachusetts - no other info available.
Doug Boudrow for out your way owns this one...he has it most back in really good looking shape.
Here's the photo he sent me of it - I don't think he'd mind me sharing it. He also sent me some in service pics of "Alice" if anyone is interested I'll post them too.
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on April 07, 2007, 03:35:35 AM
Sharon Township at Worthington, Ohio
1957 Pirsch
750 GPM - 500 Tank - 65' Aerial
#2321  Model: 64 BC
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on June 28, 2007, 07:11:06 PM
South St. Paul, Minnesota  Engine 1
1968 Pirsch
1000 GPM - 300 Tank
#2868  Model: 41 B
Roger Bjorge photo.

Kettering, Ohio  Engine 4
1968 Pirsch
1000 GPM - 500 Tank
#2889  Model: 41 B
Steve Hagy photo.

These engines are so very similar and yet so different!
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on July 26, 2007, 04:54:45 PM
Kettering, Ohio  Truck 1
1960 Pirsch
250 GPM - 250 Tank - 75' Aerial
#2474  Model: 41 D

Engine 5
1960 Pirsch
1000 GPM - 500 Tank
#2475 Model: 41 B

Kettering operated 7 engines and 2 trucks.  All were equipped with similar Pirsch apparatus.
Steve Hagy photos.
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Erlanger53 on August 30, 2007, 09:42:26 PM
Old Erlanger, KY Engine 55
Before (Red) and after (Lime Green) Paint Job
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on October 06, 2007, 02:05:17 AM
Sacramento, California   Truck 5
1960 Pirsch
100' Aerial
#2478  Model: 41 E
Wes Hammond photo.
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: fcdan on February 15, 2008, 06:48:22 PM
New Ulm, MN
1968 Pirsch 75ft.
S/N 2916
Title: Re: White/Pirsch
Post by: Bklyn Phil on May 19, 2008, 04:35:00 PM
That's a beauty. Here's a similar White (1951) Taneyville FD set up with an electric aerial.

http://www.youngstownfire.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1346.0;attach=22440;image

(Image moved to Pirsch topic - really neat rig)
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: HmaximS on June 30, 2008, 02:59:57 PM
Another Gloucester rig.
late 1960's or early 1970's Pirsch pumper
Joe Klein photo, H Smith collection
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on July 30, 2008, 11:49:21 AM
Canton. OH.

1 - 1954, 65ft. Ladder No. 1
2 - 1955, 1000 - Eng. No. 6
3 - 1958, 1000 - Eng. No. 8
4 - 1954, 65FT. Ladder No. 1 factory photo
Title: Re: Pirsch Fire Apparatus
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on August 08, 2008, 04:06:40 PM
Perry TWP (Stark County) Ohio:
1954 GMC/Pirsch Quad
Serial #PE-49
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Buckeye 53 on October 15, 2008, 09:49:38 PM
Washington Twp, OH  L-11
Reserve @ Sta. 42
Centerville - Montgomery Co.
1969 Pirsch 41 BQ   
1000/200/75'   
# 2914
Allegheny Rehab
John Denney Photo
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: RealJeep on November 12, 2008, 06:48:26 PM
1958 Pirsch "High Value Area" Engine, Lakeland, FL
Had a walkway from the tailboard, through the hose bed, into the crew compartment.
Notice the U.S. Government Surplus, low pressure fog applicators on the side.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: RealJeep on November 12, 2008, 06:52:23 PM
1962 Pirsch Pumper, Lakeland, FL
No crew cab.  I never understood this  ::)  But it was fun to ride the tailboard!
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: BFD1151 on January 29, 2009, 11:51:18 AM
Fairfax City,VA
E3
1969/1985 Pirsch
1250/400
Photographer unknown/Bodford Collection
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on March 09, 2009, 12:50:29 PM
Brookline, Massachusetts   Ladder 1
1952 Pirsch
100' "Senior" Aerial
#1988   Model: 41 E
Image from eBay.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: MplsBuffalo on March 25, 2009, 12:07:02 PM
 This 1969? Pirsch pic from Ebay, Can't say I realy care for the color scheme....
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: RealJeep on April 12, 2009, 12:55:58 AM
Like this could happen now days without people getting all offended!  "Miss Flame" Competition, Lakeland, FL on a 1956 Peter Pirsch.

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: jab156 on June 18, 2009, 04:03:44 PM
1956 Pirsch
75 foot ladder
Wadsworth, OH
now privately owned

This is one of our trucks.  It's actually a 1961.
Title: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on June 22, 2009, 04:24:06 PM
Grayslake, Illinois   Engine 2712
1968 Chevrolet/Pirsch
1000 GPM - 1000 Tank
#PK 58
Steve Mieszala photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: wf33ret on July 07, 2009, 05:33:50 AM

                                1959 International / Pirsch

                                750 / 900

                                 Coitsville, Ohio



                                Photo by wf33ret
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: wf33ret on July 18, 2009, 04:03:50 AM
                                   1958 Mack / Pirsch
                                   750 / 500
                                   Glendale Fire Dept., Glendale, W.Va.



                                   Lloyd Photo
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: wf33ret on July 30, 2009, 12:30:51 AM
 
                                          1956 GMC / Pirsch, 750 gpm

                                               Bath Vol. Fire Dept.

                                                  Akron, Ohio



                                          Pirsch Photo, Lloyd Collection 
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on August 21, 2009, 10:16:35 AM
Independence, Kentucky   Engine 454
1960 IH/Pirsch
750 GPM - 500 Tank
#PG 61

Highland Heights, Kentucky  Engine 703
1960 IH/Pirsch
750 GPM - 300 Tank
#PG 63
Steve Hagy photos.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on August 24, 2009, 04:22:10 PM
Boyle County at Junction City, Kentucky   Tanker 4
1963 Ford/Pirsch
750 GPM - 1000 Tank
#PI 24
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: 1961MackC95 on September 29, 2009, 06:48:00 PM
1957 Peter Pirsch 100' TDA-Dallas, TX

Left Front View

Lindsay D
Richardson, TX

   
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: 1961MackC95 on September 29, 2009, 06:48:48 PM
1957 Peter Pirsch 100' TDA-Dallas, TX

Right Front View

Lindsay D
Richardson, TX

   
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on October 15, 2009, 01:51:13 PM
Shelbyville, Kentucky   Quint 1
1958 Pirsch
1000 GPM - 300 Tank - 85’ Aerial
#2383   Model: 80 D   Ex-Frankfort, Kentucky
Jerry Sudduth photo.

Miami Twp at Miamisburg, Ohio   Engine 3 (Engine 81)
1963 Pirsch
1000 GPM - 500 Tank
#2654   Model: 41 B
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: FAO25 on October 15, 2009, 04:59:17 PM
Ad from 1965
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: wf33ret on November 05, 2009, 07:14:51 AM
                                                      1967 Pirsch    750 / 300

                                                          Amhurst, Ohio



                                                            Lloyd Photo
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: brucobuff on November 29, 2009, 09:13:49 AM
LaVale VFD, ALLEGANY COUNTY,MD.
1960 Ford C/Pirsch 750/500, retired 1990
WW Jenkins collection
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: brucobuff on November 29, 2009, 09:26:37 AM
Hagerstown, MD. E#1
First Hose Co.
1963 Pirsch 1000/300
J. Woods photo, WWJ collection
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: brucobuff on November 29, 2009, 09:33:46 AM
Hagerstown,MD., Pioneer H&L
1959 Pirsch 100' TT
Re-cabbed in 1985 by ITE with a 85 Mack CF
WW Jenkins collection
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: brucobuff on November 29, 2009, 09:38:20 AM
Hagerstown,MD. Western Enterprise FC
1956 Pirsch 750/200/ 75'
later sold to Longmeadow,MD VFD
WW Jenkins collection
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: brucobuff on November 29, 2009, 09:43:25 AM
Chevy Chase FD, Montgomery Co.,MD.
1968 Pirsch 1000/500
WW Jenkins photo
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: brucobuff on November 29, 2009, 09:49:09 AM
Rockville,MD.
1965 Pirsch 100'TT
WW Jenkins collection
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: brucobuff on November 29, 2009, 02:09:07 PM
Bethesda,MD.
1969 Pirsch 100' Midmt.
later went to Burtonsville,MD. VFD
WW Jenkins collection
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: brucobuff on November 29, 2009, 02:19:04 PM
Bethesda,MD.
1966 Pirsch 100' midmt.
roofless before 1980, wooden and plexiglass "cab" added by BFD members in late 1980.
C. Madderom, J. Floyd photos
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: brucobuff on November 29, 2009, 02:29:49 PM
Bethesda,MD.
1959 Chevy/Pirsch 750/500
1971 Ford L-9000/Pirsch 1000/500, to Midland,MD. in 1992
R. Washburn and J. Floyd photos
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on December 24, 2009, 10:55:28 PM
Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
1969 IH/Pirsch
750 GPM - 1000 Tank
#PK 92 - Six lengths of hard suction; they were ready for some drafting.
Dan Martin photo.

Middlesboro, Kentucky   Engine 5
1969 IH/Pirsch
1000 GPM - 300 Tank
#PK 42

Middlesboro, Kentucky   Aerial 1
1969 IH/Pirsch
75’ Aerial
#PK 43 - A great looking pair of rigs.
Steve Hagy photos.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on December 25, 2009, 03:45:15 AM
Erlanger KY   No. 5
1969 Pirsch
1000 GPM - 500 Tank
#2934   Model: 41 D
Friends don't let friends paint and drive.
Steve Hagy photos.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on December 31, 2009, 02:34:42 PM
Miamisburg, Ohio   Engine 1
1967 IH/Pirsch
1000 GPM - 500 Tank
#PK 14
Steve Hagy photos.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on January 11, 2010, 09:49:30 AM
Long Branch, New Jersey
1950 Pirsch
85’ Aerial
#1833   Model: 41
Leo Duliba photo.

Madison, Wisconsin   Truck 4
1950 Pirsch
85’ Aerial
#1845   Model: 80 D
Roger Bjorge photo.

Wapakoneta, Oho
1950 Pirsch
75’ Aerial
#1879   Model: 41 D   Ex-Floral Park, New York
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on January 13, 2010, 06:06:27 AM
Kingsport, Tennessee   No. 6
1953 GMC/Pirsch
750 GPM - 500 Tank
#PE 29

Ex-Royal Oak, Michigan
1953 Pirsch
750 GPM - 500 Tank
#2081
Steve Hagy photos.      

Kalamazoo Twp., Michigan   No. 3
1953 Pirsch
750 GPM - 75’ Aerial
#2082   Model: 41 D
Martin Sernatinger photo.   

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on January 14, 2010, 04:14:11 PM
Naperville, Illinois   Engine 2
1954 Pirsch
750 GPM - 300 Tank
#2161   Model: 41 A
Dan Martin photo.

Fostoria, Ohio   Engine 2
1955 Pirsch
1000 GPM - 300 Tank
#2237   Model: 41 BZ
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on January 15, 2010, 06:42:02 PM
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin   No. 2
1959 GMC/Pirsch
750 GPM - 75’ Aerial
#PG 23
Photographer unknown.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on January 24, 2010, 11:42:57 AM
North Canton, Ohio

1957 65ft. aerial

note; the Hoover Co. can be seen in the background
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: wf33ret on April 02, 2010, 12:40:22 AM
                                 This 1952 Ford / Pirsch  55' electric aerial was posted before, but
                                  here are different views. First is the original owner Roslyn Heights,
                                  Long Island, N.Y. Second is Madison Twp. at Trotwood,Ohio.


                                    Photo No. 1, Charles Beckwith
                                    Photo No. 2, Bob Lloyd
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on April 23, 2010, 05:48:07 PM
Owatonna, Minnesota
1956 Pirsch
1000 GPM
#2268   Model: 41 B
Pirsch company photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Buckeye 53 on May 13, 2010, 03:42:51 PM
Kentfield, CA  Truck 1
1960 Pirsch / White
750/250/75'
PG-64
Chuck Madderom Photo 11/1985

Chuck sure has gotten some unique rigs over the years.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Buckeye 53 on May 13, 2010, 03:54:02 PM
Chambersburg, PA
Junior Hose & Truck Co.
1965 Pirsch
1000 GPM
41B
2737

Slide dates from 9/1977 and carries the initials BT
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Buckeye 53 on May 13, 2010, 03:55:18 PM
Akron, OH  601
1965 Pirsch / GMC
1000/150
PI-79
John Denney Photo 7/1983
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Buckeye 53 on May 19, 2010, 01:18:44 PM
Springfield, OH  L-6
1965 Pirsch / International
100' Pirsch - Hoist # 650
PI-92
John Denney Photo
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: fcdan on August 01, 2010, 08:09:34 AM
Red Wing, MN
1967 Pirsch
1250/300
S/N: 2835
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: START WATER on August 01, 2010, 03:53:44 PM
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HAD  THREE  PIRSCH LADDERS  ONE WAS STRAIGHT FRAME  AND TWO WERE TRACTOR  DRAWN

TH  TWO TRACTOR DRAWN PIRSCH LADDERS   WERE STILL IN RESERVE  IN THE MID  60'S  ONE ONLY HAD A 78 FT MAIN LADDER THE  OTHER TEN FEET WERE BADLY BURNED AND REMOVED BY THE REPAIR SHOP.
 
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: squad546 on August 02, 2010, 12:04:16 AM
Milwaukee, WI
Engine 6-1963 Pirsch
Unknown photographer
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: squad546 on August 02, 2010, 12:16:44 AM
Milwaukee, WI
Engine 22-1956 Pirsch
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: squad546 on August 02, 2010, 10:04:16 PM
Louisville, Ky
unknown Wagon-1954 Ford/Pirsch
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: squad546 on August 02, 2010, 10:06:15 PM
Louisville, Ky
Wagon 16-1960 GMC/Pirsch
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on August 06, 2010, 05:10:21 AM
Appleton, Wisconsin   Truck 2
1958 IH/Pirsch
180 GPM - 150 Tank - 65' Aerial
#PF 64
Roger Bjorge photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on August 14, 2010, 02:25:18 AM
Stone Park IL
1958 Reo/Pirsch
750 GPM - 300 Tank
#PF 57
Photo by the late Steve Mieszala
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: squad546 on September 01, 2010, 09:44:52 PM
Versailles, Ky
Engine 1-1962 Pirsch
1000/250

Still in service as a reserve
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: wf33ret on October 03, 2010, 06:04:04 AM
                          Many folks may not be aware that Sutphen sold Pirsch as well as
                          American Fire Apparatus Co. in addition to his own line, and I think
                          maybe at least one ambulance type manufacturer. The photos of
                          these two 1965 Pirsch engines have the Sutphen stamp on them.
                          The first is a 1000 gpm model and with the black over red scheme
                          may have been built for a Chicago area department. The other was
                          delivered to the Amberley, Ohio Fire Dept. It was rebuilt in 1985 and
                          was still in service in 2009.

                                                         Lloyd Collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on November 08, 2010, 04:46:30 AM
St. Louis Park MN   Engine 221
1967 Pirsch
1250 GPM - 500 Tank
#2851   Model: 41 C

Blaine MN
1968 Pirsch
1250 GPM - 500 Tank
#2884   Model: Model: 41 C
Steve Mieszala photos.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on November 26, 2010, 12:22:14 AM
Oshkosh, Wisconsin   Engine 2
1959 Oshkoosh/Pirsch
1000 GPM
#PG 14
Roger Bjorge photos.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: boardmansteve on January 24, 2011, 11:13:14 AM
Hagerstown, MD. E#1
First Hose Co.
1963 Pirsch 1000/300
J. Woods photo, WWJ collection

Factory photo:

(SL collection)
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: boardmansteve on January 24, 2011, 11:32:59 AM
Glendora New Jersey
Pirsch International 85 foot midship aerial ladder

1966
750/300
Gas/?
Ladder 814

Here's a delivery photo:

(SL collection)
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on June 30, 2011, 08:14:37 AM
Ex-Beloit WI
1950 Pirsch
75' Aerial
#1852   Model: 41 E
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: FAO25 on June 30, 2011, 09:02:09 AM
Ex-Beloit WI
1950 Pirsch
75' Aerial
#1852   Model: 41 E
Steve Hagy photo.
Beautiful apparatus and pic. Not that I'd want to climb the stick. ;D
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 21, 2011, 09:47:08 PM
Engine 12, Jackson, GA
1969 Ford C/Pirsch
750/750
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 21, 2011, 09:59:10 PM
Snorkel 1, Ringgold, GA
1960's Ford C/Pirsch
1000/300/50' Snorkel

x-Hapeville, GA
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 21, 2011, 10:15:38 PM
Engine 41, Port Wentworth, GA
1962 Ford/Pirsch
750/500
#PH-22
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 22, 2011, 10:33:40 AM
CFR-2, Athens-Ben Epps Field, Athens, GA
1960's Ford F-850/Pirsch
1000/300/100F/450PKP
(converted from former Athens pumper)
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 22, 2011, 11:19:22 AM
This style of Ford/Pirsch was very popular in Georgia.  Dozens of these rigs saw service, but I have only photographed a handful.  The Chief paid me to take this one to be used in the advertisement to sell it, back around 1998.

Engine 36, Morrow, GA
1960's Ford F-850/Pirsch
1000/500

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 23, 2011, 01:08:13 PM
Ladder 12, Cobb County, GA
1968 Ford C/Pirsch
0/0/65'
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 23, 2011, 01:15:17 PM
Engine 3, Adel, GA
1960's Ford F-850/Pirsch
1000/500
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 23, 2011, 01:18:40 PM
Engine 1, Newnan, GA
1960's Ford F-850/Pirsch
750/500
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on August 24, 2011, 02:06:01 AM
Serial #'s for the Pirsch rigs that GADave has posted:

Cobb Co. 1968 Ford PK 28
Jackson 1968 Ford PK 45
Hapeville 1968 Ford PK 59
Athens 1962 Ford - 1 of 2 purchased PH 52 or 53
Morrow 1961 Ford PH 25
Adel 1966 Ford PJ 69
Newnan 1966 Ford PJ 25

I spent a very rainy night in Adel in 2001.  I drove by the house and spotted the Ford/Pirsch pumper that is posted here.  Wasn't there an even older rig in the station?
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 24, 2011, 01:53:44 PM
Engine 4, Decatur, GA
1960's International CO-8190/Pirsch
1000/500
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 30, 2011, 11:30:43 AM
Engine 4, McDonough, GA
1967 Ford F-750/Pirsch
750/500
#PJ-79

x-Hampton, GA
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 30, 2011, 11:51:57 AM
Engine 1, Gray, GA
1960 Ford F-600/Pirsch
500/500
#PG-84
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on August 31, 2011, 04:59:51 AM
Hamilton OH   Company 3
1960 Pirsch
1250 GPM - 300 Tank
#2465   Model: 41 BZ

Danvillle KY   Engine 2
1960 Pirsch
1000 GPM - 500 Tank
#2481   Model: 64 DZ
Steve Hagy photos.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 31, 2011, 07:34:26 PM
Engine 2, Oxford, GA
1962 Ford F-600/Pirsch
500/500
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 31, 2011, 07:45:41 PM
Engine 71, Zebulon, GA
1960's International CO-8190/Pirsch
1250/300
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on September 02, 2011, 01:24:13 PM
This will wrap up the Georgia Pirsch apparatus from my collection.  If anyone can add missing info, such as year of manufacture or production number to any of these (Steve?), please don't hesitate.  Thanks!

Engine 5, Monroe, GA
1960's Dodge C-800/Pirsch
1000/750/30F
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on September 06, 2011, 02:56:07 PM
This will wrap up the Georgia Pirsch apparatus from my collection.  If anyone can add missing info, such as year of manufacture or production number to any of these (Steve?), please don't hesitate.  Thanks!
A very subtle hint..

Decatur 1971 PL 41
Oxford 1962 PH 47
Monroe 1973 Dodge PL 93

I couldn't find a listing for Zebulon.  I'll go through the lists again and see if my eyes just couldn't find any Z's.  Could it be with that paint over on the door that the rig was bought used?
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on September 06, 2011, 09:22:52 PM
Thanks for the numbers, Steve!  The Zebulon rig was purchased used and I have no idea where from.  The white/red paint job was fresh when I shot it many years ago.  I have no idea where it is now.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on September 09, 2011, 07:29:14 PM
Snorkel 2, Decatur, AL
1964 Pirsch 41S
0/0/85' Snorkel
#2694

x-Silver Hill, MD
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on September 09, 2011, 07:38:16 PM
Engine 2, Piedmont, AL
1960's GMC/Pirsch
750/300
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on September 27, 2011, 04:47:58 PM
Northern Hills F.D. at Cincinnati OH
1962 GMC/Pirsch
1000 GPM – 200 Tank – 75’ Aerial
#PH 36

Forest Park OH
1962 IH/Pirsch
750 GPM – 500 Tank
#PH 41

Fairfield OH
1962 GMC/Pirsch
750 GPM – 500 Tank
#PH 46
For many years Sutphen was the sales agency for Pirsch in Ohio.  The vast majority of Pirsch deliveries in the state were in Northeast Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.  There was a really nice mixture of custom and commercial apparatus delivered.  I really like those small warning lights on the bumper of the Northern Hills quint.   Steve Hagy photos.
Engine 2, Piedmont, AL
1960's GMC/Pirsch
750/300
#PI 59 - 1964 delivery.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on September 27, 2011, 06:10:51 PM
Dayton KY   Truck 510
1963 Pirsch
1000 GPM – 200 Tank – 75’ Aerial
#2673   Model: 41 BQ
The first photo shows the quint in it's original configuration.  Photo #2 shows the rig after an 85' aerial was installed in the 1990's.   Steve Hagy photos.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: johnmocha on September 27, 2011, 06:27:21 PM
That Decatur 85' snorkel on a single axle must have been a bear to drive - that got to be an all time record overhang!  I don't recall seeing any other 85' snorkels on a single axle.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: boardmansteve on September 27, 2011, 09:30:44 PM
I really like those small warning lights on the bumper of the Northern Hills quint.

Those are Federal #18 Solar Ray lights (beam moved up and down).
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on September 27, 2011, 11:10:27 PM
That Decatur 85' snorkel on a single axle must have been a bear to drive - that got to be an all time record overhang!  I don't recall seeing any other 85' snorkels on a single axle.
I think that it came down to specs and spending the money for that additional axle.  The front overhang on both of these rigs is bad, but the Silver Hill boom gets there several minutes before the rig! :o
Silver Hill MD   Truck 29
1964 Pirsch
85’ Snorkel
#2694   Model: 41 S

Kensington MD   Truck 21
1964 Pirsch
85’ Snorkel
#2727   Model: 80 S
Jim Atkinson photos.

I really like those small warning lights on the bumper of the Northern Hills quint.
Those are Federal #18 Solar Ray lights (beam moved up and down).
Thanks for the identification Steve, those are sharp looking lights.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: wf33ret on October 06, 2011, 08:43:37 AM
                                                               Another view of the
                                                                    1962 Pirsch
                                                                    1000 / 500
                                                            Serial # 2600, Model 41B
                                                            ( thanks to Steve Hagy)
                                                                      Engine 8
                                                                Wheeling, W.Va.


                                                            Photo By John Schmidt                                               
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Fire Tim on November 18, 2011, 12:08:13 PM
This 1969? Pirsch pic from Ebay, Can't say I realy care for the color scheme....


Does anyone out there have or know of any info involving the possible current location of this vehicle? If it's still out there, I'm looking to find out where it is for purchase and restoration purposes. Thank You - email is firetim82@yahoo.com
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: alvin201 on November 18, 2011, 12:48:19 PM
I really like those small warning lights on the bumper of the Northern Hills quint.

Those are Federal #18 Solar Ray lights (beam moved up and down).

I think the Federal Propello-Ray, where the sealed beam spun on its centerline , was also made in the same housing as the Solar-Ray, or also in the front of a Federal siren.  Manufacture of Propello Rays may have stopped once Solar Ray became popular.  I recall one c1950 rig with a Propello-Ray  in its Siren

Here is a link to clip of Propello Ray  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7HssXNMVzc
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on November 26, 2011, 01:07:57 AM
Winthrop, Massachusetts
1955 Pirsch
750 GPM
#2196   Model: 41 A
Photographer unknown.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: mdfiremodeler on December 09, 2011, 09:54:13 AM
Oxon Hill, Md.
1965 Pirsch 100' TDA
x Truck 21
Delivery Photo
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on December 10, 2011, 11:50:44 PM
Hartland WI   Engine 3
1961 Ford/Pirsch
750 GPM – 500 Tank
#PH 60
Roger Bjorge photo.

Hapeville GA   Engine 5
1962 Ford/Pirsch
750 GPM – 300 Tank
#PH 51
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: infernoemeq on December 11, 2011, 09:31:58 AM
i really like them open cab fords like hapeville.ga. rig,
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on December 26, 2011, 09:38:33 PM
Baltimore, Maryland   Ladder 29
195X Pirsch
Image from eBay.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on January 20, 2012, 10:11:20 PM
Champaign, Illinois   Pumper No. 5
1950 Pirsch
500 GPM - 600 Tank
#1905   Model: 64 GH

LaGrange, Illinois
1958 Pirsch
1000 GPM - 300 Tank
#2393   Model: 64 FZ 6
Steve Mieszala photos.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on January 25, 2012, 09:12:34 PM
Riverside IL   Engine 4
1955 Pirsch
1000 GPM
#2209   Model: 41 BZ
Steve Mieszala photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: doverchief2 on January 30, 2012, 04:15:55 PM
1959 Diamond T /Pirsch 1000/500 built for Canton Township Station #1, North Industry, Ohio
Repainted yellow approximately 1984, destroyed in a rollover accident in 1986, five firefighters aboard, all treated and released- a great testament to the crew cab design.
A great engine to work off- came with a Hall Scott engine, which is unusual for Ohio, but was likely due to an affiliation with Hercules Engines of Canton and Hall Scott at that time.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on February 13, 2012, 01:02:57 AM
Lombard IL   Truck 2
1966 Mack/Pirsch
1000 GPM – 85’ Aerial
#PJ 56
Steve Mieszala photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Buckeye 53 on February 23, 2012, 10:03:58 AM
Itasca F.P.D. IL   Truck 4
 1956 Pirsch
 750 GPM – 750 Tank
 #2240   Model: 64 AC
 Steve Mieszala photo - Steve Hagy Collection
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on April 23, 2012, 02:30:33 AM
Carrollton KY   Engine 3
1967 GMC/Pirsch
750 GPM – 500 Tank
#PJ 08

Georgetown KY   Engine 1
1968 Pirsch
1000 GPM – 500 Tank
#2855   Model: 41 B
Steve Hagy photos.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on April 30, 2012, 09:54:22 PM
Evanston IL   Truck 21
1969 Pirsch
100’ Aerial
#2893   Model: 41 E
Steve Mieszala photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on May 20, 2012, 11:26:23 PM
Oxon Hill MD   Truck 21
1965 Pirsch
100’ Aerial
#2732   Model: 41 E
Jim Atkinson photo.

Neenah WI   Engine 7
1965 Pirsch
1250 GPM – 500 Tank
#2764   Model: 41 C
Roger Bjorge photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on May 21, 2012, 12:04:48 AM
Fontana WI   Unit 3755
1966 Ford/Pirsch
750 GPM – 200 Tank – 50’ Snorkel
#PI 22
Steve Hagy collection.

Day Heights Fire District at Milford OH   Unit 3 D 11
1966 Ford/Pirsch
750 GPM – 600 Tank
#PJ 31
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on May 22, 2012, 01:30:58 AM
                          Many folks may not be aware that Sutphen sold Pirsch as well as
                          American Fire Apparatus Co. in addition to his own line, and I think
                          maybe at least one ambulance type manufacturer. The photos of
                          these two 1965 Pirsch engines have the Sutphen stamp on them.
                          The first is a 1000 gpm model and with the black over red scheme
                          may have been built for a Chicago area department. The other was
                          delivered to the Amberley, Ohio Fire Dept. It was rebuilt in 1985 and
                          was still in service in 2009.

                                                         Lloyd Collection
Madison Twp. at Trotwood OH
1966 Pirsch
1000 GPM – 500 Tank
#2810   Model: 41 B
Ex-Demonstrator.  Painted with the black roof as it was to be displayed at the IAFC convention in Chicago.  Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on May 22, 2012, 01:43:49 AM
Louisville KY   Truck 1
1967 Pirsch
100’ Aerial
#2841   Model: 80 E
Steve Hagy photo.

Chelsea MA   Ladder 1
1969 Pirsch
100’ Aerial
#2926   Model: 80 ET
That deluge gun mounted on the side of the trailer looks tough!  Dan Martin photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on May 22, 2012, 06:21:18 AM
Elizabethtown PA
1967 Ford/1937 Pirsch
75’ Aerial
#971   Model: 16
Jim Atkinson photo.

Berea KY   Engine 1
1967 Ford/Pirsch
750 GPM – 500 Tank
#PJ 86
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: FAO25 on May 22, 2012, 10:37:26 AM
Louisville KY   Truck 1
1967 Pirsch
100’ Aerial
#2841   Model: 80 E
Steve Hagy photo.

Chelsea MA   Ladder 1
1969 Pirsch
100’ Aerial
#2926   Model: 80 ET
That deluge gun mounted on the side of the trailer looks tough!  Dan Martin photo.
RE: Deluge Gun on Chelsea Truck. During that time period Boston had some of it's truck companies similarly equipped. When you stop to think about it, it makes sense. If the truck is in front of the building (where it is supposed to be) then the master stream device is right there. I believe some of Providence's tiller trucks were also set up this way. I seem to remember pictures of them at the Outlet Department Store Fire in the late 80's or early 90's operating. Also since by this time the Ladder Pipe had replaced the water tower in most cities it makes sense. If the aerial ladder equipped with a ladder pipe was the replacement for the Water Tower and most Water Towers had a bed mounted Deluge Gun/Wagon Pipe then this would have replicated that capability.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on May 23, 2012, 03:16:46 AM
Lebanon OH   Unit 19
1966 GMC/Pirsch
1000 GPM – 200 Tank – 75’ Aerial
#PJ 28
Steve Hagy photo.

Sun Prairie WI
1966 Pirsch
1000 GPM – 300 Tank – 65’ Snorkel
#2778   Model: 41 S
Roger Bjorge photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on May 24, 2012, 07:20:43 PM
Winthrop MA   Ladder 1
1965 Pirsch
75’ Aerial with Booster System
#2747   Model: 41 D
Dan Martin photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on May 25, 2012, 02:31:21 PM
Truck 1, Jackson, TN
1967 Pirsch
0/0/100'
#2813
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on May 25, 2012, 02:41:01 PM
Engine 1, Easley, SC
1966 Ford C-850/Pirsch
750/500
#PJ-67
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on May 25, 2012, 02:43:41 PM
Engine 2, Zoar FD, Lyman, SC (now Tyger River FD)
196? Ford C-900/Pirsch
1000/500
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on May 25, 2012, 02:45:49 PM
Ladder 1, Aiken, SC
19?? Ford C/Pirsch
750/300/75'
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on May 25, 2012, 02:48:27 PM
Snorkel 1, Cherokee Springs FD, Chesnee, SC
1964 International CO-8190/Pirsch
0/0/75' Snorkel
#PI-50

x-Parker District FD, Greenville, SC
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on May 28, 2012, 03:04:23 AM
Richmond IN   Aerial 2
1966 Pirsch
85’ Aerial
#2791   Model: 41 E
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: scottflynn101 on June 06, 2012, 07:20:11 PM
ex-Glendale Oh., City Service  L-1
at Miles Greenwood Fire Heritage Mujster 6/2-Cincinnati, Ohio
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on June 10, 2012, 11:55:54 PM
Danville KY   Quint 1
1965 Pirsch
1000 GPM – 170 Tank – 85’ Aerial
#2760   Model: 41 BQ
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on June 14, 2012, 02:22:15 AM
Warren MI   Ladder 2
1967 Mack/Pirsch
100’ Aerial
#PJ 70
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: doverchief2 on June 14, 2012, 04:14:23 PM
Love the McPirsch, two of my favorite things (three actually, I am a big fan of TDAs).
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on June 16, 2012, 05:36:03 AM
New Berlin WI   Unit 607
1969 Ford/Pirsch
1000 GPM – 75’ Snorkel
#PK 75
Roger Bjorge photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on June 21, 2012, 01:11:57 AM
Cheviot OH   Engine 3
1968 Pirsch
1000 GPM – 300 Tank
#2856   Model: 41 B
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on June 27, 2012, 11:48:12 PM
Union Twp. at West Chester OH
1967 GMC/Pirsch
750 GPM – 250 Tank
#PI 90
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on June 30, 2012, 08:09:02 PM
Miami Twp. at Miamisburg OH
1967 Pirsch
1000 GPM – 750 Tank
#2818   Model: 41 B
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on October 19, 2012, 11:41:10 PM
Madeira & Indian Hill OH
1954 Chevrolet/1925 Pirsch
City Service Ladder
Apparatus body is ex-Mariemont OH.
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: infernoemeq on October 20, 2012, 10:54:34 AM
Madeira & Indian Hill OH
1954 Chevrolet/1925 Pirsch
City Service Ladder
Apparatus body is ex-Mariemont OH.
Steve Hagy photo.
nice truck, it still around ?
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on October 20, 2012, 09:30:48 PM
Madeira & Indian Hill OH
1954 Chevrolet/1925 Pirsch
City Service Ladder

nice truck, it still around ?

The photo was taken in the late 1970's when the rig was still in service.  MIHFD disposed of it by 1980 or so.  In the mid-1980's I saw it sitting in the yard of a home in Blue Ash, but that was my last sighting.  Probably turned to scrap long ago.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on November 15, 2012, 08:15:11 AM
1955 Pirsch Ladder - For Sale
Blytheville, AR

Gov.Deals
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on December 07, 2012, 08:48:17 AM
Sacramento CA   Truck 5
1960 Pirsch
100' Aerial
#2478   Model: 41 E
Wes Hammond photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on January 08, 2013, 01:42:44 AM
Dekalb County GA   Truck 1
1958 Ford/Pirsch
100' Aerial
#PF 60
Pirsch factory photo. 
I've searched the Pirsch delivery list and I cannot find this ladder truck.  In 1958 Dekalb is shown as purchasing three 750-GPM pumpers.  The first two are built on F-850 chassis and the third is shown as an F-1100 chassis.  I believe that third engine with the much larger chassis is actually the aerial.  Can anyone support or refute this information?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on January 08, 2013, 04:04:25 PM
Dekalb County GA   Truck 1
1958 Ford/Pirsch
100' Aerial
#PF 60
Pirsch factory photo. 
I've searched the Pirsch delivery list and I cannot find this ladder truck.  In 1958 Dekalb is shown as purchasing three 750-GPM pumpers.  The first two are built on F-850 chassis and the third is shown as an F-1100 chassis.  I believe that third engine with the much larger chassis is actually the aerial.  Can anyone support or refute this information?  Thanks!

Based on info from the Pirsch book (Iconografix), DeKalb purchased twin 750/300 pumpers on 1958 Ford F-850 chassis, PF-58 and PF-59.  All three of the 1958 rigs were long gone when I moved down here in 1985, except the 1958 trailer, which had been retractored by a Pirsch custom.  I would tend to agree with your assumption about the TDA being PF-60.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on March 05, 2013, 05:04:46 PM
Celina OH
1958 Pirsch
750 GPM - 750 Tank
#2406   Model: 41 A
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: photoman475 on March 08, 2013, 09:45:03 PM
A couple of more comments here:

Post 73, Stone Park, Ill., Diamond Reo/Pirsch pumper and Post 119, Itasca, Ill., Pirsch pumper:  Both of these units were still on their respective departments into the 1980s.  Both were reserve rigs.  Stone Park had a custom Pirsch cab forward from the early 1970s and a Darley mini-pumper, too.

Itasca seemed to have a little bit of everybody back in the mid-1980s.  They'd just taken delivery of a new Pierce/LTI tower not too long before I'd stopped by.

Alan
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on March 30, 2013, 07:59:19 PM
1950 Pirsch
Ladder-3
Fall River, MA
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on March 30, 2013, 08:00:23 PM
1950 Pirsch
750 Hale/200
Engine-3
Kalispel, MT  05/95

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on March 30, 2013, 08:01:26 PM
1950 Pirsch
750/200
Engine-2
Levittown, NY
@ Great Neck, NY  07/96

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on March 30, 2013, 08:02:26 PM
1951 Pirsch 85'
ex Salem, MA
@ Lynnfield, MA 06/09

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on March 30, 2013, 08:03:12 PM
1951 Pirsch 64G
500/500
Levittown, NY
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on March 30, 2013, 08:04:21 PM
1951 Pirsch
750 gpm
ex Greely, CO
ex Salida, CO
ex Buena Vista, CA
@ Littleton,. CO  06/09

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on March 30, 2013, 08:05:15 PM
1954 Pirsch
ex Wellesley, MA
@ Newbury, MA 11/94

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on March 30, 2013, 08:06:13 PM
1954 Oirsch 41B #2173
1000/200
Racine, WI
@ Milwaukee, WI  05/93

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on March 30, 2013, 08:07:17 PM
1954 Pirsch 75'
@ Great Neck, NY  07/96

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on March 30, 2013, 08:08:09 PM
1954 Pirsch 65'  41D
Canton, OH
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:07:47 PM
1955Pirsch
750 gpm
Fostoria, OH E-2
05/96
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:08:42 PM
1955 Pirsch 55B  #2215
1000 gpm
Waukesha, WI
@ Auburn, IN  05/05


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:10:07 PM
1955 Pirsch #2196
750 gpm
Winthrop, MA
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:10:53 PM
1955 Pirsch 41D  75'
Rochester, NY
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:12:08 PM
1955 Pirsch/Squrt 50'
1250/400
Billings, MT
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:12:58 PM
1956Pirsch
1000 gpm
Baltimore, MD
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:13:48 PM
1956 Pirsch 41A
750 gpm
Mr Rainier, MD
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:14:55 PM
1957 Pirsch
750/500
Lincoln, MA 12/93

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:15:52 PM
1957 Pirsch
750 gal Foam
San Diego, CA
From my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:16:42 PM
1957 Pirsch
1000/300
Findlay, OH  05/96

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:17:48 PM
1957 Pirsch
750/750
Somers Point, NJ
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 01, 2013, 06:20:16 PM
1958 Pirsch 64BC  85'

#1     Spring Lake, NJ
#2     Norte Dame U, South Bend, IN
#3     ?
@ Auburn, IN  05/05


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: infernoemeq on April 01, 2013, 09:14:29 PM
1957 Pirsch
750 gal Foam
San Diego, CA
From my collection
why the strange light combo of amber and red ???


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:21:53 PM
1960 Pirsch 41B
1000 gpm
White Haven, TN
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:22:41 PM
1960 Pirsch 85'
Walpole, MA  07/94


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:23:38 PM
1960 Pirsch
1000/300
Prince George Co., MD
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:25:09 PM
1961 Pirsch
Engine-8
Metropolitan District Commission (Greater Boston)
ex Dedham, MA
@ Springfield, MA  06/97

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:26:05 PM
1961 Pirsch
750 gpm
E-18 Washington, DC
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:27:15 PM
1961 Pirsch 100'
Truck-1  Washington, DC  12/83
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:28:10 PM
1962 Pirsch
1000 gpm
Engine-6  Cambridge, MA
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:29:00 PM
1964 Pirsch
1000 gpm
Springfield, PA  06/95


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:29:45 PM
1965 Pirsch
750/250
Washington, DC
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:30:31 PM
1966 Pirsch
750/750
Engine-7  Needham, MA
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:31:23 PM
1967 Pirsch
750 gpm
Engine-5  Wellesley, MA  03-94

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 04, 2013, 05:32:20 PM
1967 Pirsch 85'
Sudbury, MA  02/94
ex Maynard, MA 

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 07, 2013, 04:55:08 PM
1963 Pirsch 85'
Bartlett, TN
ex Cherry Hill, NJ
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 07, 2013, 04:56:07 PM
1964 Pirsch/Pitman 85'
Rehoboth Beach, DE
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 07, 2013, 04:57:07 PM
1967 Pirsch
1250/750
Engine-6
Newburyport, MA  11/94


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 07, 2013, 04:58:12 PM
1967 Pirsch
1991 rehab
1250/1000
Engine-7
Newburyport, MA  11/94


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 07, 2013, 04:58:57 PM
1967 Pirsch 85'
Somers Point, NJ
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 07, 2013, 04:59:47 PM
1968 Pirsch 100'
Ladder-3
Holyoke, MA
@ Springfield, MA  06/97


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 07, 2013, 05:00:30 PM
1969 Pirsch 85'
Ladder-1
Stoneham, MA  06/93


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 07, 2013, 05:01:19 PM
1969 Pirsch 100'
Rescue H&L Co
Haverstraw, NY
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on April 07, 2013, 11:32:50 PM
Sacramento CA   Truck 17
1963 Pirsch
100' Aerial
#2678   Model: 41 E
Milton Yuen photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 09, 2013, 06:07:26 PM
1957 Pirsch Quint 85'
Ladder-404
Glyndon, MD
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 09, 2013, 06:08:45 PM
1953 Pirsch 75'
Ladder-3
Germantown, TB
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 09, 2013, 06:12:59 PM
ex Pirsch Snorkle
what an embarrassing end
from my collection

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: boardmansteve on April 09, 2013, 07:31:03 PM
1958 Pirsch
750/750
Vonore, TN
ex US Army

This is a Central on a Duplex chassis.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 10, 2013, 03:35:52 AM


This is a Central on a Duplex chassis.
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Thank-you
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 12, 2013, 04:16:33 PM
1968 IH V-196/Pirsch
1000 Hale/5200/2500'4"
Littleton, NH  04/95

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 12, 2013, 04:17:55 PM
1965 IH V0196/Pirsch
750 gpm
Mechanisville, MD
@ Auburn, IN  05/2005


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 12, 2013, 04:21:12 PM
1963 IH CO-8190/Pirsch
1000/500
Findley Fire equipment, ?
ex Elkins, WV
ex McConnelsville, OH
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 12, 2013, 04:25:06 PM
1963 IH/Pirsch
Glynn Co., GA
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 12, 2013, 04:26:12 PM
1968 IH CO-8190/Pirsch
Engine-2
Brunswick, GA
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: cjsully on April 12, 2013, 05:17:03 PM
1966 Mack B/Pirsch 85'
Ladder-1
Gloucester, MA
from my collection


Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: infernoemeq on April 13, 2013, 08:56:20 PM
1963 IH CO-8190/Pirsch
1000/500
Findley Fire equipment, ?
ex Elkins, WV
ex McConnelsville, OH
from my collection



they use this as a private fire dept for there shop ?
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on July 30, 2013, 09:00:04 PM
I happened upon two old Pirsch apparatus today at an auction house near Macon, GA.  One was a 1959 Ford F-600 750/500?, #PG-10, no FD identification on it and too rusted/faded to bother shooting a pic.  The other was this 1953 Pirsch 54H 65' aerial, #2105 that originally served the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA and later with the Georgia Department of Corrections.  If anyone knows the origin of PG-10, please chime in.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: bulldogboy on July 30, 2013, 10:39:39 PM
1966 Mack B/Pirsch 85'
Ladder-1
Gloucester, MA
from my collection


  In 1985, Gloucester replaced the Pirsch trailer with an LTI 105' ladder. The Mack "B" model tractor pulling a fully compartmented LTI trailer made for an
  unusual looking rig. It was replaced by a 2009 Pierce ladder. Hope the old Mack found a good home.

                                                            bulldogboy
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on July 31, 2013, 11:55:01 PM
I happened upon two old Pirsch apparatus today at an auction house near Macon, GA.  One was a 1959 Ford F-600 750/500?, #PG-10, no FD identification on it and too rusted/faded to bother shooting a pic.  The other was this 1953 Pirsch 54H 65' aerial, #2105 that originally served the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA and later with the Georgia Department of Corrections.  If anyone knows the origin of PG-10, please chime in.  Thanks!
PG-10 1959 Ford 750 GPM delivered to Cochran, Georgia.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on August 01, 2013, 09:51:55 AM
I happened upon two old Pirsch apparatus today at an auction house near Macon, GA.  One was a 1959 Ford F-600 750/500?, #PG-10, no FD identification on it and too rusted/faded to bother shooting a pic.  The other was this 1953 Pirsch 54H 65' aerial, #2105 that originally served the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA and later with the Georgia Department of Corrections.  If anyone knows the origin of PG-10, please chime in.  Thanks!
PG-10 1959 Ford 750 GPM delivered to Cochran, Georgia.

Thanks, Steve!
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on September 25, 2013, 08:08:25 PM
Macedonia OH
1960 Pirsch
750 GPM
#2460   Model: 41 AZ
Steve Hagy collection.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: boardmansteve on September 27, 2013, 10:57:37 AM
Macedonia OH
1960 Pirsch

The quintessential Pirsch canopy cab commercial - love it!
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: photoman475 on September 27, 2013, 06:07:31 PM
Boardmansteve:

    The Macedonia Pirsch pumper shown is on a Pirsch custom conventional cab chassis.  It does show a lot of IH-style influence.  As I understand it-and if someone knows differently, please let me know-Pirsch used IH cabs on these rigs.

     By 1960, Pirsch was using mostly Waukesha gas engines in these conventional customs-779 and 817 CID.  Big engines, two spark plugs in each cylinder, one at the top and one at the bottom.  They'd also use Hall-Scott if requested by the customer.  Their line of cab forwards was not quite ready for release-those came along about two years later or so.  My dad's department looked at getting a cab forward but decided against it for some reason.

     Hope this helps.

Photoman475

Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on September 28, 2013, 10:41:45 AM
Pirsch did use a lot of International cabs on apparatus during the 40's and 50's, but this particular rig has a Pirsch Safety Cab.  This cab, along with their cab-forward design, was hand made by Pirsch craftsmen, hammered out over a wooden form.  If you compare the upper part of this rig with the upper part of a cab-forward Pirsch, you will see the same shape.  Producing this cab was time and labor intensive, which led to its demise by the early 1980's.  Pirsch began to use TCM cabs as a less costly alternative, beginning in the 1970's, and eventually went to TCM cabs exclusively in the 1980's.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: photoman475 on September 29, 2013, 09:13:58 PM
Oops, missed the safety cab part-you're right, this one is all-Pirsch.  There weren't too many of those in the Chicago area when I was growing up.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: squad546 on February 01, 2014, 01:37:17 AM
Scott County, KY (former New Martinsville, WV)
Aerial 3-1958 International/Pirsch
750/200/75'
Last seen about 10 years ago on a farm in Versailles, Ky.
Photo-Jerry Sudduth
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: squad546 on February 05, 2014, 01:46:35 AM
Louisville, KY
xEngine 16-1961 Pirsch
No other details on the slide
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: squad546 on August 15, 2014, 10:47:34 PM
Skokie, IL
Engine 1-1954 Pirsch
Engine/Squad 1-1965 Pirsch
Photos-Skokie Public Library Archives
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: squad546 on November 19, 2014, 01:55:37 AM
Morrow, GA
Reserve Engine-1967 Ford/Pirsch
1000/500
Photographer-Stefan Farage
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GA_Dave on November 19, 2014, 01:47:09 PM
Morrow, GA
Reserve Engine-1967 Ford/Pirsch
1000/500
Photographer-Stefan Farage

This is a fine example of the dozens of open-cab Ford/Pirsch pumpers that served Metro Atlanta FD's throughout the 50's and 60's. 
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: squad546 on February 19, 2015, 11:26:14 PM
St. Louis Park, MN
Engine 221-1968 Pirsch
1250/?
Photographer unknown
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: GreenMtnMan on September 27, 2015, 06:30:02 AM
1957 Oshkosh-Pirsch 750 g.p.m. pumper tanker. Ex-Springfield,Vt. Back in Springfield for good!



Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on October 31, 2015, 01:39:29 AM
Elmore OH
1957 Pirsch
750 GPM - 500 Tank
#2347   Model; 64 AC
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on February 28, 2016, 08:00:46 AM
Seneca SC
1958 GMC/Pirsch
750 GPM
Roger Bjorge collection.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on April 17, 2016, 01:42:45 PM
Chicago IL   Engine 44
1950 Pirsch
1000 GPM
Bob Freeman photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Buckeye53 on June 15, 2016, 10:50:07 AM
Levittown, NY E-2
03/21/1951 Pirsch
750/300
Model 64 # 1940
John Denney Photo 6/12/2016 at Epic Event 2016
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: photoman475 on June 19, 2016, 09:08:27 PM
The Levitown rig looks like it's fresh from the factory.  Recent restoration or just well preserved?
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Buckeye53 on June 20, 2016, 10:30:03 AM
The Levitown rig looks like it's fresh from the factory.  Recent restoration or just well preserved?

I'm sorry to say that I don't know the answer to that question.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Buckeye53 on June 29, 2016, 10:08:17 AM
Beloit, WI
1950 Pirsch
75'
# 1852 & Hoist # H.319
John Denney Photo 6/25/2016 @ C.O.A.F.A.A. Muster
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Buckeye53 on July 06, 2016, 05:39:59 PM
Terryville, NY
5/23/1951 Pirsch/White
Pirsch #PD-06, 55' 3pc. Junior Aerial (J-46) built for North Merrick, L.I., N.Y. resold to Callicoom, N.Y. 5/28/72
John Denney Photo 6/12/2016 - Pirsch info John Gumbinger
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: photoman475 on February 19, 2017, 11:10:18 AM
A couple of shots.  From what I have learned, this rig was not from Dayton, Ohio.  Perhaps Dayton, Minnesota>  Anyone hwo can help ID this rig, the info would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Big Sky Rural FD on July 29, 2017, 01:25:34 PM
Argonne National Laboratory FD
Argonne, Illinois

1963 Pirsch Custom, Engine 71
photo Bill Friedrich
 
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Big Sky Rural FD on July 29, 2017, 01:26:52 PM
Argonne National Laboratory FD
Argonne, Illinois

1965 Pirsch Custom, Engine 72
Refurbed by Pierce, 1980
photo Bill Friedrich
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on December 30, 2017, 06:01:37 PM
Highland Heights KY
1960 IH/Pirsch
750 GPM - 300 Tank
#PG 63

Southern Campbell F.D. purchased this pumper from Highland Heights.  I don't know where it may have gone when Southern Campbell sold it.   Ed Effron photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: Box 2565 on January 12, 2018, 11:44:06 PM
Colerain Twp. at Cincinnati OH
1964 IH/Pirsch
750 GPM - 500 Tank
#PI-39
Ex-Dunlap OH
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: 56 Central on April 21, 2018, 09:34:11 AM
London Ohio 1958? Pirsch Dodge Quint. Photo taken in the early 80's.
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus 1950 - 1969
Post by: 56 Central on April 21, 2018, 09:48:15 AM
Richmond Indiana.  19?? Pirsch Tiller taken in the 80's. My old notes said 1965. Not sure about that.