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Aerial Fire Apparatus (The Evolution of)
Stock #: 88016
Author: Walter McCall

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An inventive machinist in the San Francisco Fire Department repair shop, Daniel Hayes patented the first successful aerial ladder in American in 1868. Includes 350 B&W and 48 color photos. Soft Cover. aerial, fire, apparatus, history, San, francisco, fire, department, repair, shop, ladder more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Aerial Fire Trucks
Stock #: 88000
Author: Larry Shapiro

OUT OF PRINT

Take a look at the fire trucks that elevate water and firefighters via hydraulic platforms and ladders at a fire scene, the aerials. A comprehensive look at all manufacturers of aerials that give you a brief overview of early aerials, then concentrates on the trucks in use today (1950 to 1999). 40 b&w and 80 color ill. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Aerial Firefighting
Stock #: KB10441
Author: Wolfgang Jendsch

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Over 400 vivid color photos show aircraft used around the globe to fight forest and open-range fires. Includes fire-extinguishing planes known as airtankers, firefighting helicopters, transports, and direction and command planes essential to successful firefighting. Many rare, never-before-published images show firefighting aircraft in action. The detailed text provides technical descriptions of forest fire fighting and speculates on the future of firefighting aviation. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Ahrens-Fox Fire Apparatus Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10266
Author: Walter M.P. McCall

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Of all the companies that built motor fire apparatus in America in the 20th century, none has acquired the cult-like following accorded the unique products of the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. With its front-mounted piston pump surmounted by a gleaming spherical air chamber, the Ahrens-Fox piston pumper projects irresistible aesthetic and mechanical appeal. Noted fire apparatus historian and author Walt McCall has selected the best of the best for this photographic tribute to a legendary nameplate - including the milestone Continental, mighty six-piston Models PS, BT and what is arguably the most beautiful fire engine ever made in America, the classic, semi-streamlined Model HT. A supplemental gallery of 32 color photos showcases some of the finest surviving Ahrens-Foxes. more»

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American Fire Apparatus Co. 1922-1993 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10268
Author: Richard Gergel

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American Fire Apparatus produced a remarkable number of apparatus and was, for many years, an innovator and major force in the industry. View the complete line from beginning to the end including brush trucks, mini-pumpers, pumpers (both custom and commercial), tankers, snorkels, crash trucks, aerial ladders and platforms. Informative text and captions include a company history as well as delivery schedules and original cost where available. City location index provided for easy referencing. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American Fire Engine Manufacturers: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of
Stock #: 40025
Author: Walter M. McCall

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This comprehensive volume contains information on every fire engine manufacturer, large and small. Company histories, innovations and numerous photos are all arranged alphabetically. This encyclopedia is a vital reference source for libraries, fire stations, historians, fire apparatus enthusiasts. 304 pages. 1300 B&W Photos. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American Fire Station
Stock #: 88001
Author: Gerry & Janet Souter

OUT OF PRINT

The fascinating history of fire stations from the 1880s stables filled with horse-drawn fire wagons through the advent of "modern" styled stations of the late 1960s. Includes historical black and white and modern color photography of restored stations, vehicles, and equipment. See how fire engines, firefighters, and their gear evolved in The American Fire Station. 71 b&w & 151 color. Soft Cover. more»

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American LaFrance 400 Series Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10269
Author: Walter M.P. McCall

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In 1934, at the depths of the Great Depression, the American-LaFrance-Foamite Corporation of Elmira, New York, designed and placed into production an uncommonly handsome new big-city fire engine. This authoritative, thoroughly-researched and richly illustrated book documents the big 400's relatively short, but spectacular, production life. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American LaFrance 500/600 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10270
Author: Walter M.P. McCall

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The 1930s was the decade of style - an era of streamlining and bold, futuristic art deco design that influenced the look of everything from jewelry, furniture and skyscrapers to locomotives, ships, automobiles, and Fire engines. The biggest news that eventful year was its ultra-streamlined 500 Series fire apparatus. With its dramatically clean styling the art deco 500 Series suddenly made everything else look old-fashioned. This authoritative, superbly researched and generously illustrated book documents the American-LaFrance 500 and 600 Series' remarkable nine-year production run from the late 1930s through the years immediately following the Second World War. In addition to the big 500/600 Series, the book also covers the lesser known ''junior edition'' B-500 and B-600 Series. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American LaFrance 700 & 800 Series 1953-1958 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10267
Author: Lawrence E. Phillips

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Carefully chosen photographs, accompanied by descriptive captions, illustrate the progression and intricate changes of the American LaFrance 700 and 800 Series. See the transition from the 700 Series to the short-lived 800 Series, as well as the introduction of the 900 Series in 1958. These exciting photographs are supplemented with historical articles from popular magazines of the time, as well as company sales literature and brochures. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American LaFrance 700 Series 1945-1952 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10271
Author: Lawrence E. Phillips

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An exciting look at the American LaFrance 700 Series from its introduction. Carefully selected and researched photos illustrate intricate detail changes of the American LaFrance 700 Series of fire apparatus. See factory photographs, multiple views, detail shots, company advertising, and more. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American LaFrance 700 Series 1945-1952 Photo Archive Volume 2
Stock #: KB10272
Author: Lawrence E. Phillips

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Fire apparatus enthusiasts raved about the first American LaFrance 700 Series Photo Archive. Now acclaimed American LaFrance author, Larry Phillips has compiled even more exquisite photographs along with company advertising materials to offer another look at this classic American fire truck. See superb, rare photographs that have never before been published, such as photos from the Larry Zotti Museum Collection of 700 Series rigs in various stages of production on the original Elmira, NY assembly lines. Also included are a number of never before published photographs of early 700 Series private industrial rigs from the Leo E. Duliba Collection. And don't miss the rare photographs of Grand Rapids, Michigan's tandem back-end 700 Series ladder truck. more»

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American LaFrance 900 Series 1958-1964 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10273
Author: Lawrence E. Phillips

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A close-up look at this popular American Classic. Acclaimed American LaFrance author, Lawrence E. Phillips, continues the photographic history of American LaFrance with the birth and life of the 900 Series of fire apparatus. Exquisite photographs are accompanied with informative captions and take you through the life of the 900 Series. Historical articles and LaFrance sales brochures give a glimpse of the culture and marketing efforts of the time. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Classic American Ambulances & Funeral Vehicles 1900-1980 Photo Archives
Stock #: KB10333
Author: Walter M.P. McCall

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Covering the early and classic time period of ambulances and funeral vehicles, two out-of-print yet in demand Iconografix books have now been combined into one book and restored for your enjoyment. Classic American Ambulances 1900-1979 Photo Archive is a photographic history of the evolution and sudden demise of the passenger car-based emergency ambulance while Classic American Funeral Vehicles 1900-1980 Photo Archive shows hearses, flower cars and funeral service cars. more»

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Classic Seagrave 1935-1951 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10274
Author: Walt McCall & Matt Lee

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Fire apparatus aficionados Walt McCall and Matt Lee, have assembled these beautiful photographs to illustrate the wide range of body designs used on the classic Seagrave chassis. See all kinds of Classic Seagraves, ranging from wide-open doorless cab models with sporty one-piece fold-down windshields, to radically streamlined completely enclosed Safety Sedan bodies. This design was utilized for virtually every type of fire apparatus - pumping engines, aerial ladder trucks of both the straight frame and articulated tractor trailer type, city service ladder trucks, quadruple and quintuple combinations, and special units like rescue squad trucks and hose trucks. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Crown Firecoach 1951-1985 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10275
Author: Charles Madderom

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Follow the history of Crown Firecoach from its beginnings in 1951 until the company ceased building fire trucks in 1983. Large format photographs show a representative cross section of the full line of Crown, including pumpers, rear mount and tractor drawn aerials, snorkels, brush rigs and tractor transports. more»

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Elevating Platforms: A Fire Apparatus Photo Gallery
Stock #: KB10277
Author: Paul Barrett

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Cherry-pickers were a good way for firemen to get to places that traditional aerial ladders weren't able to reach. This led to the revolutionary Elevating Platform, or ''Snorkel,'' as called by many firemen. Here is a concise history of each company that built elevated platforms, along with a photographic timeline of the various rigs they were built on. This book features such companies as the Pitman Snorkel, American Lafrance Aero-Chief, Hi-Ranger, Calavar, and Bronto Skylifts. It also covers a few remaining companies that each built only a small number of elevating platforms. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Emergency One Fire Apparatus 1974-2007
Stock #: 80016
Author: Kent Parrish

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Emergency One rocketed to the front rank of the U.S. fire apparatus industry in less than a decade. This rise stunned its long established competitors and changed the way fire apparatus was constructed in the U.S. This is the story, including aircraft rescue vehicles. 302 color photos. 112 pages. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Encyclopedia of Canadian Fire Apparatus
Stock #: 88024
Author: Bob Dubbert

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A complete encyclopedia of every Canadian Fire Apparatus Company of the 20th century. Each company is listed alphabetically and its apparatus is documented in text and high quality photographs.There have been over 20,000 pieces of fire apparatus built in Canada, and every manufacturer is documented here. Includes Allain, Almonte, Amertek, Anderson, Bickle and Bickle Seagrave, Carl Thibault, Ft. Garry, Hub, King and King Seagrave, LaFleur, LaFrance, Marsh, Maxi Metal, Metalfab, Phoenix, Pierreville, Superior, Thibault, Tibotrac, Waltek and more. Soft cover. more»

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Fire Chief Cars 1900-1997 Photo Album
Stock #: KB10334
Author: Donald F. Wood & W. Wayne Sorenson

List Price: $19.95
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Loaded with bells, sirens and flashing or rotating red lights, the fire chief's car heads the parade of fire apparatus responding to a 911 call. Here is an exciting photographic history of fire chiefs' vehicles used over the past century, from early horse-drawn buggies to the modern trucks, vans and utility vehicles used by fire chiefs today. more»

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