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Title: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: wf33ret on December 17, 2009, 07:20:09 AM
                                            This 1931 Chevrolet chemical/ hose wagon
                                            ran as Hose 2 of the Sayville, N.Y. Fire Dept.




                                                      Charles Beckwith Photo
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: wf33ret on February 16, 2010, 06:35:30 AM
                                                                1938 Chevrolet
                                                    Reading Fire Dept. Auxilliary Fire Service
                                                                    Engine 5
                                                                Reading, Mass.

                                                           Charles Beckwith Photo
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: wf33ret on March 08, 2010, 06:13:25 AM
                                                                  1938 Chevrolet
                                                                      250 gpm.
                                                             Auxilliary Fire Service
                                                                Long Branch, N.J.



                                                  Photographer Unknown - Lloyd Collection
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on March 08, 2010, 10:32:26 AM
Thanks for posting these Bob.  I especially like the two 1938's w/the small Front-Mounted pumps.  I think the Panel/Van would be considered a RESCUE/PUMPER today...everything you need...then transport any victims to the hospital... ;)

Bob
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on May 06, 2010, 12:15:18 PM
Chevrolet 1-ton/Jaeger Portable Power Corp.
Jaeger "Deluge" 325 Centrifugal pump
Detroit, MI
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: Box 2565 on May 07, 2010, 09:07:20 AM
Chevrolet 1-ton/Jaeger Portable Power Corp.
Jaeger "Deluge" 325 Centrifugal pump
Detroit, MI
Note the use of the word "Deluge" as the pump model.  "Deluge" was the term used by Prospect for their "Deluge Master Firefighter" units.  The apparatus shown was built by Prospect and marketed by Jaeger.  Sutphen still uses the "Deluge" designation for their custom rigs.
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on May 07, 2010, 02:52:39 PM
Steve,

Thanks for the information...I figured you would have the "details."  Also, I suppose the gated valves in front of the radiator, are "inlets" to the pump... :-\

Bob
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on January 07, 2013, 04:33:09 PM
Richville, OH. VFD (one of the Perry TWP FD's stations)

1939 Chevy / 500GPM American Marsh F/M
pump / 500 tank

Richville's 'first fire pumper'.. built by the firemen

Bob Studer photo
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: infernoemeq on January 08, 2013, 07:33:51 PM
Richville, OH. VFD (one of the Perry TWP FD's stations)

1939 Chevy / 500GPM American Marsh F/M
pump / 500 tank

Richville's 'first fire pumper'.. built by the firemen

Bob Studer photo
this old truck still around ?
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on January 09, 2013, 07:30:45 PM
Actutally, YES it is.  I sold it back to the original owners (Richville VFD) in 1983, but then they sold it to a private owner in Massillon a few years ago.

When I owned it, it pumped from 'draft' in 12 seconds without fail, the tank did not leak, and it had the original Chevy 6-cyl. engine that 'purred'.  I relocated across the 'fruited plain', or I would not have sold it...still regretting that!  It was considered a 'bumper-pumper' which many made jokes about, but it could have been in-service (at least as reserve) without hesitation.

Thanks,

Bob
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: infernoemeq on January 09, 2013, 08:34:36 PM
Actutally, YES it is.  I sold it back to the original owners (Richville VFD) in 1983, but then they sold it to a private owner in Massillon a few years ago.

When I owned it, it pumped from 'draft' in 12 seconds without fail, the tank did not leak, and it had the original Chevy 6-cyl. engine that 'purred'.  I relocated across the 'fruited plain', or I would not have sold it...still regretting that!  It was considered a 'bumper-pumper' which many made jokes about, but it could have been in-service (at least as reserve) without hesitation.

Thanks,

Bob

nice truck i would like to have it to restore,
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: bulldogboy on July 05, 2017, 10:01:19 PM

            Nashua, NH Engine 6, a 1937 Chevrolet brush truck. Credit to original photographer.'

                                              bulldogboy
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: Box 2565 on July 05, 2017, 10:02:56 PM

            Nashua, NH Engine 6, a 1937 Chevrolet brush truck. Credit to original photographer.'

                                              bulldogboy
Looks like a hose body off an older rig was used for this unit.
Title: Re: Pre - War Chevrolet
Post by: bulldogboy on July 05, 2017, 10:40:12 PM

         I don't know but it looks like a department built rig. I believe that the pump was a 500 GPM Barton-American. As a kid I remember it responding to
         brush and dump fires back in the "good ol' days".

                                                         bulldogboy