02/18/10 114 W, 1 I - + 1 - 8 Dilworth Fire Station - Back in the Day


We posted this photo in December 2008, but it bears re-posting. It's the Dilworth Fire Station in Charlotte in the 1920s. That's an American LaFrance Service Truck. By 1929, CFD had four of them, and three of which also carried hose. Don't know if they were quads, equipped with pumps, or just combination trucks, equipped with chemical tanks. Can't quite tell in this photo. Based on Sanborn Map descriptions, however, I am guessing they're combination trucks only. No pumps, or they'd be listed on the map descriptions. And they're not listed with any pump capacities included. But I am prepared to be corrected! Click to enlarge:
 


 




Thanks Mike!
DC - 02/18/10 - 18:14



  
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