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Title:
Volunteer & rural fire apparatus
Author:
Sorensen, Wayne, 1918-
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Publication Information:
Hudson, WI : Iconografix, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
223 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781583880050
Format :
Book

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TH9371 .S67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Firefighting enthusiasts will enjoy browsing this fascinating collection of photographs depicting the enormous variety of volunteer fire trucks built in 20th Century America. Small-town and rural fire departments long relied on fire apparatus built on commercial truck chassis such as Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, and International. The chassis would be sent to a builder, Such as Boardman, Pierce, or Seagrave, which would outfit them with pumps, hosebeds, ladder racks, and the like. Some departments did the outfitting themselves, relying on a local bodyshop or welder to do the bodywork. Detailed captions identify and detail the truck in each photo.