01/16/10 174 W, 2 I - + 15 - 10 Alexander Tankers

Found in my files some more information about Raleigh's tankers that were built in 1960 by Alexander Welding & Manufacturing Company, which we've been discussing. The city was quoted prices for three tanker sizes, 1,000 gallons, 1,500 gallons, and 2,000 gallons. They chose pair of 1,500 gallon tankers.

The orders were placed on March 3, 1960, with delivery in approximately three weeks, and payment due by July 1, 1960. The price was $756.45, as accepted by Fire Chief J. B. Keeter. The company signature was W. H. Alexander. The specs for the two trucks were:

1,500 Gallon, Single Compartment, Alexander Water Tank to be mounted on Model LV4009 GMC truck (tilt cab) 108" CA. Specifications to include baffles and surge plates, 4" pip drain from center of compartment (tapered sump from front to rear of tank to assure drainage), 2" vent and 6" pipe fill (quick opening), Prime painted, Channel rear bumper, Clearance lights, reflectors, Stop & tail light.

Here is a brochure for their Model SC tanker trucks, and a Public Affairs Department image of Tanker 14. Click to enlarge:

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