Pre-1950 Pirsch Apparatus

Box 2565

Engine 16 Box Responses
Staff member
Lincroft Fire Co. - Middletown Twp., New Jersey
1941 White/Pirsch
500 GPM
#C41 05
Dick Adelman collection.

Madison, Wisconsin
1941 Pirsch
750 GPM - Quad
#1186 Model: 25
Dan Martin photo.

Chattanooga, Tennessee Truck 2
1943 Pirsch
750 GPM - Quad
#1298 or 1299 Model: 41
Dick Adelman photo.
 

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magicitybill

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Box2565 said:
Lincroft Fire Co. - Middletown Twp., New Jersey
1941 White/Pirsch
500 GPM
#C41 05
Dick Adelman collection.

Madison, Wisconsin
1941 Pirsch
750 GPM - Quad
#1186 Model: 25
Dan Martin photo.

Chattanooga, Tennessee Truck 2
1943 Pirsch
750 GPM - Quad
#1298 or 1299 Model: 41
Dick Adelman photo.
Those look like a couple of MSA Chemox boxes on the top of the Chattanooga truck.
 

Box 2565

Engine 16 Box Responses
Staff member
Kenosha, Wisconsin Truck 1
1937 Pirsch
85' Aerial
#978 Model: 16
Looks like this beauty has just been delivered. The trip from the factory must have been a quick one!
 

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Buckeye 53

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From the I don't remember this at all file:

X Richmond, VA
1946 Mack
1938 Pirsch 65'
John Denney Photo 5/1980 @ the Fire Museum of Maryland.

Info changed after looking at a Box 2565 posting on page 2 of this thread. Gee, I only had the year of the trailer and the length of the aerial wrong ;)
 

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Buckeye 53

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From the I don't remember this at all even more file:
West Carrollton, OH
1927 Pirsch
500/ 2 40 Gallon Tanks
#571
John Denney Photos 8/1985

This rig is now on display at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH at the Fire Science Building
 

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FAO25

Captain
Buckeye 53 said:
From the I don't remember this at all file:

X Richmond, VA
1946 Mack
1926 Pirsch 75'
John Denney Photo 5/1980 @ the Fire Museum of Maryland.
Question. Could this possibly be a 1936 Pirsch on the end. My understanding is that the 1935 Pirsch that went to Melrose MA. was the first hydraulic raised 100' aerial in this country. The stick on the Melrose piece was not built like this one. This looks more like later Pirsch sticks. I realize they could have replaced the stick but it seems to be hydraulic raised and "26" I would have thought a spring assist or compressed air hoist more likely.
 
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Buckeye 53

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It very well could be. Plus, just look at the general construction of the trailer. The information I wrote down came from the people with the rig. Back then I didn't really ask too many questions.
 

FAO25

Captain
Buckeye 53 said:
It very well could be. Plus, just look at the general construction of the trailer. The information I wrote down came from the people with the rig. Back then I didn't really ask too many questions.
The Somerville Mass. IAFF Local's website has a large number of pictures of their old apparatus. They had a 1936 or 37 Pirsch which is shown in the old appararatus section in pics #15-23-26 and 50. The hoist and aerial ladder details seem similar and I can tell you from personal experiance that the 1935 Pirsch Melrose had, to it's last day in service, had a different style stick.
If nothing else enjoy the Somerville Pics. The old fire audio is pretty good too.

http://www.somervillelocal76.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=Old20Apparatus20Photos
 
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Buckeye 53

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FAO25 said:
Buckeye 53 said:
It very well could be. Plus, just look at the general construction of the trailer. The information I wrote down came from the people with the rig. Back then I didn't really ask too many questions.
The Somerville Mass. IAFF Local's website has a large number of pictures of their old apparatus. They had a 1936 or 37 Pirsch which is shown in the old appararatus section in pics #15-23-26 and 50. The hoist and aerial ladder details seem similar and I can tell you from personal experiance that the 1935 Pirsch Melrose had, to it's last day in service, had a different style stick.
If nothing else enjoy the Somerville Pics. The old fire audio is pretty good too.

http://www.somervillelocal76.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=Old20Apparatus20Photos
Very Nice Website. I hope everyone that sees the link takes the time to check it out. They certainly had some very nice apparatus. And, their new stuff is pretty nice also. I wonder where that rig I shot at the Fire Museum of Maryland is now?
 

FAO25

Captain
Buckeye 53 said:
FAO25 said:
Buckeye 53 said:
It very well could be. Plus, just look at the general construction of the trailer. The information I wrote down came from the people with the rig. Back then I didn't really ask too many questions.
The Somerville Mass. IAFF Local's website has a large number of pictures of their old apparatus. They had a 1936 or 37 Pirsch which is shown in the old appararatus section in pics #15-23-26 and 50. The hoist and aerial ladder details seem similar and I can tell you from personal experiance that the 1935 Pirsch Melrose had, to it's last day in service, had a different style stick.
If nothing else enjoy the Somerville Pics. The old fire audio is pretty good too.

http://www.somervillelocal76.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=Old20Apparatus20Photos
Very Nice Website. I hope everyone that sees the link takes the time to check it out. They certainly had some very nice apparatus. And, their new stuff is pretty nice also. I wonder where that rig I shot at the Fire Museum of Maryland is now?
I feel pretty stupid. Look at reply #17 of this thread.
 
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Buckeye 53

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Box2565 said:
Richmond VA
1938 Pirsch
65' 2 Section Aerial
#1039 Model: 16
I wonder why Box 2565 didn't weigh in earlier in our discussion Oh well, at least we're pretty sure now of the year now.
 
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