11/10/10 109 W, 1 I - + 2 - 9 1964 Van Pelt/GMC


Also from a reader, and also speaking of attractive antiques from the western United States, here's a vintage photo of a 1967 Van Pelt/GMC pumper in Larkspur, Colorado California. Kodachrome slide by user tterrace on the web site Shorpy. Van Pelt was a west coast apparatus company in business from 1925 to 1987, and became the largest apparatus builder west of the Rockies. Or so says Google, in a summary of Chuck Madderom's book Van Pelt Fire Apparatus - 1925-1987 Photo Archive. That's one of Iconografix's any excellent photo archives books. They publish them about all sorts of transportation topics. Click to see larger version:
 


Shorpy photo





Larkspur, California actually.
tterrace (Email) - 05/29/11 - 16:17

It’s definitely a beauty. This is actually Larkspur, California, though. Larkspur is in Marin County, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.
Steve (Email) - 01/25/14 - 15:48



  
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