11/09/12 100 W, 2 I - + 2 - 7 Speaking of Ladder Pipes...

And speaking of the old tiller, here are a couple historical photos of ladder pipe training in Raleigh, circa 1971 to 1974. These were scanned from 35mm negatives in a collection at Public Affairs. Here's a ground-level picture of the tiller, from a prior posting. Here's a recent blog discussion about ladder pipes. Believe that's either Henry Gosnell or Jerome Powell on the tip. That's an old-school ladder pipe, requiring mounting and a hose line before deploying. See more old photos. (What was Raleigh's first aerial with a mounted pipe and water supply, anyway?) Click to enlarge:

The 1977 Aerialscope was the as the first aerial device with a “piped” waterway: http://legeros.com/ralwake/raleigh/appar... The first aerial ladder that had a mounted pipe and pump was the 1990 LTI: http://legeros.com/ralwake/raleigh/appar... The first one with aerial device, pump, and “booster” tank (“quint”) was the 1999 ALF: http://legeros.com/ralwake/raleigh/appar..
A.C. Rich - 11/10/12 - 10:32

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