06/02/09 97 W, 1 I - + 10 - 10 Packard-Northern Pumper in Wilmington

Scanned from a 1922 issue of American City magazine that was bought on eBay is this image of a Packard/Northern triple combination pumper that served Wilmington. The caption reads "the chassis of this machine is a standard twin-six Packard. The equipment consists of a Northern combination chemical and hose outfit with a 750-gallon pump. The machine can attain a road speed of 70 miles an hour, and in its 12-hour Underwriters' test handled 750 gallons at the standard pumping pressure of 120 pounds." Those whitewall tires are pretty sharp, too! Click to enlarge:

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