Simon-Duplex

Lilick48

Lieutenant
West Whiteland Fire Co.
Chester County, Pa.
Tower 6
1997 SimonDuplex/LTI 1500/300/102' RM
unknown photographer
 

Lilick48

Lieutenant
George Clay Fire Co.
West Conshohocken, Pa.
Quint 39
1993 Simon-Duplex/LTI 1500/500/75' RM
unknown photographer
 

nappc

Lieutenant
Tulsa, Oklahoma
1993 Duplex/Baker Aerialscope
75 foot

This was one of the few new Aerialscopes sold in the midwest and south in the 1990s.
 

CGman724

Probie
Lancaster County Rescue 804
Operated by the Susquehanna Fire & Rescue #4, Columbia Pa.
1997 Simon-Duplex/Saulsbury

Photo courteous R. Mathew Reifsnyder
 

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GA_Dave

Assistant Chief
When Simon decided to get out of the American fire apparatus business, they sold the LTI division to ALF. They could not find a buyer for the Duplex division, so they closed it.
 

pauloghia

Firefighter
Ok one more question. Is Simon-Duplex and Duplex one and the same? I've only seen the Simon-Duplex nameplate on apparatus built in the 1990's, while I've only seen Duplex on trucks built before then. I'm confused because I also know there's a regional manufacturer somewhere in Idaho I think that's also named Simon, although I know they don't have any ties to the Simon-Duplex name.
 

GA_Dave

Assistant Chief
pauloghia said:
Ok one more question. Is Simon-Duplex and Duplex one and the same? I've only seen the Simon-Duplex nameplate on apparatus built in the 1990's, while I've only seen Duplex on trucks built before then. I'm confused because I also know there's a regional manufacturer somewhere in Idaho I think that's also named Simon, although I know they don't have any ties to the Simon-Duplex name.
Doesn't seem to me that you are confused at all. I think you have it figured out. Duplex was an old-line truck manufacturer that was owned by other corporate parents, such as Warner-Swazey and The Nolan Company, before Simon (British company) bought them in the late 1980's. They were known as Simon-Duplex from then until they closed. The apparatus builder Simon (Farley, Iowa) has been building apparatus since 1980 and there is no connection to the British Simon.
 

mackcffan2014

Firefighter
GORGEOUS truck! The Pierces from that era are just so tasteful and have a slightly aggressive look to it. Just great. Even their refurbs at that time were tasteful. They didn't ruin the classics.
I hope someone has plans for this one in her retirement...
 
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