08/30/12 134 W, 1 I - + 7 - 13 UPDATED: Vintage Wilmington Rigs

Missed one. Added to the bottom is a 1942 American LaFrance engine. Sharp-looking and probably built without any chrome, as was common to rigs constructed during World War II. Refresh this page/this post, if the updated montage doesn't display.

The latest items for sale on eBay from the Richard M. Adelman Collection include these six beauties that served in Wilmington. Five are from the city fire department, and one from the airport. Left to right, top to bottom are two 1952 Oren engines, a 1952 American LaFrance engine, a 1965 Duplex/Howe engine, a 1967 Duplex/Howe engine, and a 1954 American LaFrance crash truck. They're all 8x10 images, hand printed from the original negatives. Get 'em while you can! See prior posting about the seller and the collection. Click to enlarge:

Back in 1978 I went to the NC Fire College that was held in Wilmington. Saw one of the Howe/Duplexes at the downtown station. The ALF pumper was used as the pumping source for the burn exercise. You don’t see many early ALFs with the quad headlights. For a while the ALF 800 series had them, and I have seen one other 700 series with the same quad headlights and they had been retrofitted.
DJ - 08/30/12 - 21:54

Updated with one more image that I missed this morning. Refresh this page/the posting to see.
Legeros - 08/30/12 - 22:04

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