05/02/14 100 W, 3 I - + 9 - 5 Old Durham Aerial Ladder Returns Home

From the Durham Fire Department History and American LaFrance group Facebook pages, this 1949 American LaFrance 700 Series aerial ladder (serial number 9165, ship date 6/17/49) was delivered yesterday. It was (re)purchased from a member of the Rekindle Society, a private owner in Inman Mills, SC. Served the Bull City from Station 1 from 1949 to 1970. What happened then? Based on the signage, it later served a volunteer fire department, maybe also in South Carolina? Readers may have more info. Top photo shows the truck before departure. Bottom photos shows the truck after arrival. Click to slightly enlarge:

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