05/07/10 85 W, 2 I - + 6 - 2 Mack Pumping


For your Friday enjoyment, here's an undated photo of Raleigh's first bulldog, a 1950 Mack Type 85 pumper delivered in March of that year. Chassis number 85LS1441, and equipped with a 750 GPM pump. The bid price was $13,000. It served as Engine 6 from 1950 to 1975, when it entered the reserve pool as Reserve A. Pictured left to right is department's mechanic M.T. "Ace" Parker (wearing cap), two "factory men," civilian (?) Pat Murphy, and Fire Chief Alvin B. Lloyd. Click to enlarge:
 





What building is that in the background?
Curious - 05/07/10 - 20:24

Looks like a school, maybe? Washington School, with pumping from Walnut Creek?? Or do I have wrong geography in mind for the creek?
Legeros - 05/07/10 - 20:32

Very different design on the door. Do you have any other photos showing what it might have been?
harkey - 05/07/10 - 22:00

The door – it looks like an earlier rendition of the City of Raleigh’s seal without the leaves surrounding it.
A.C. Rich - 05/07/10 - 22:47



  
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