12/28/08 83 W, 2 I - + 13 - 12 Old Photos From Charlotte

From a reader comes a pair of old photos of the Charlotte Fire Department, showing personnel and apparatus in front of Dilworth Station 2, and personnel, apparatus, and musical instruments at Station 6. The former is probably from the 1920s, the latter is dated 1931. The service trucks are American LaFrances. By 1929, Charlotte had four ALF service trucks, including three that carried 600-feet of 2 1/2" hose and 300-feet of 1 1/2" hose. Source: Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, 1929. Click to enlarge both:


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