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Box 2565

C.F.D. Engine 14
Staff member
MFDPhoto1 said:
1950 IH L-160 plant protection pumper at one of the IH plants...
The rig appears to be a Boyer. The photo was taken in front of the Fort Wayne Works of International Harvester. This massive factory complex was abandoned when IH left Fort Wayne to move their truck assembly operations to Springfield, Ohio. Today, much of the old facility has been leased as storage and light industrial space. That big cube behind the pumper is not a smokestack, it is a decorative tower that still stands at 2701 S. Colesium.
 

FiremanRW

Deputy Chief
Somerville, TX VFD Tanker 1431, Engine 1422
1431: 1993 International/Neel 500/1500
1422: 1994 International 4900/KME 500/1500
 

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Box 2565

C.F.D. Engine 14
Staff member
Box2565 said:
MFDPhoto1 said:
1950 IH L-160 plant protection pumper at one of the IH plants...
The rig appears to be a Boyer. The photo was taken in front of the Fort Wayne Works of International Harvester. This massive factory complex was abandoned when IH left Fort Wayne to move their truck assembly operations to Springfield, Ohio. Today, much of the old facility has been leased as storage and light industrial space. That big cube behind the pumper is not a smokestack, it is a decorative tower that still stands at 2701 S. Colesium.
I received the following e-mail regarding my comments about this topic: "The tower in the picture is not decorative. Behind the windows was the welcoming center for visitors. At the top of the tank is a 100,000 gallon tank used for fire protection.

Former employee."
 

FiremanRW

Deputy Chief
Coupland, TX VFD Engines 31, 32
E31: 2005 International/Pierce Contender 1250/1500 Job# 5151167
E32 2001 International/Central States 1000/1000 Formerly Round Rock, TX VFD Engine 22
 

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joemac

Probie
Oreland, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia:
1938 IH D30/Boyer, still owned by Oreland, undergoing restoration.

I once drove this beauty and I think it was faster than the more modern (60s) Mack C models we had at the time.
 

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GA_Dave

Assistant Chief
MFDPhoto1 said:
Key West, FL. - NAS
a 'pair' of 1968's on HI chassis w/ 750 pumps (no mgf. listed)

photos courtesy of Florida State Archives
While the two rigs are similar, they are not twins. The one on the left has General Safety bodywork and the one on the right has Fire Trucks, Inc. bodywork. Typically, these rigs carried 300 gallon tanks.
 

GA_Dave

Assistant Chief
MFDPhoto1 said:
While the two rigs are similar, they are not twins.
Thanks for the data on these two, but I think I said a PAIR...not TWINS, quite different...:>)
Never said you did, I was just pointing out that they weren't. Some folks may not have noticed the differences in bodywork and assumed them to be twins.
 

MFDPhoto1

USAF-SAC/Vet.
1949 Bickle / Seagrave / KB-7
Duncan Fire Department, Ontario, Canada

Equipped with a 3-stage 500 GPM pump and 500-G tank, No. 1 was the most advanced truck the DVFD had at the time, it's 45-ft ladder enabled it to reach almost any building at the time, and it was equipped with a extremely rare fog nozzle which was the only one west of Ontario.
 

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EFD19

Probie
1963 IH R190

Darley 750 / 500 later increased to 1000.

Originally purchased by Clarendon Hills IL, served Farmington KY from 1986 - approximately 2000 current location / status unknown. Was a good pumping rig in its day.

Group pic from 1992 in front of the 63 IH... Thats me back row right.. many pounds lighter!!
 

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cfb

Lieutenant
MFDPhoto1 said:
1949 Bickle / Seagrave / KB-7
Duncan Fire Department, Ontario, Canada

Equipped with a 3-stage 500 GPM pump and 500-G tank, No. 1 was the most advanced truck the DVFD had at the time, it's 45-ft ladder enabled it to reach almost any building at the time, and it was equipped with a extremely rare fog nozzle which was the only one west of Ontario.




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very nice old truck.
 

EFD19

Probie
1965 IH R190
ex US Air Force, Owned by Kentucky Department of Forresty Loaned to Farmington KY VFD

2000 gallon tanker, local built in 1986, surved until early 1990's when it was replaced by a smaller, much easier to drive rig.

Gasoline v8 12 forward gears, 3 reverse, had 2 gear shifts which reguired quite the skill and luck to get shifted through the gears. Top speed of 50 mph and needed about 1/2 a football field to turn around.

Also shown on the left 1965 Chevy 250/1200 booster pump built by the department.
 

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tamangel

Probie
attempting to ID fire body on this 1937-1940 IH fire truck from Northern California.. Don't think its State Forestry (CDF)..

Any idea looking at reel config or pump panel/outlets on this truck..unknown what functions / mid-ship pump or what is happening..just have pic's.. Any info on anything you see would be of help.. taken at two different times obviously :)

Thanks,

Mike W

*****
 

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