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Maxim Fire Apparatus
Stock #: 40020
Author: Howard T. Smith

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The complete history of the Maxim Motor Company, from its humble beginnings as a family owned business, through its heyday and subsequent decline. 120 B&W photos. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Maxim Fire Apparatus 1914-1989 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10285
Author: Howard Smith

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Follow the development of Maxim Motor Company's fire apparatus from the company's beginning in 1914, through numerous ownership changes and financial crises, up to its final days in the late 1980s. Although many of the company records were lost or destroyed, through meticulous research the author has filled in the details of the rigs shown. Carefully selected photographs create a magnificent photographic history of Maxim's fire apparatus that will appeal to all fire apparatus enthusiasts. Beginning with the first three Maxim apparatus built in 1914, included photos show commercial chassis and conventional chassis, pumpers, aerials, brush trucks, rescues and tankers. Also included are some of the unusual and one of a kind rigs. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Motorized Fire Apparatus of the West: 1900-1960
Stock #: 40028
Author: Wayne Sorensen & Donald F. Wood

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Fire apparatus used in the Western States often tended towards unique designs and local manufacturers. This is a pictorial history of the development and operation of motorized fire apparatus used in the Western States. Historians will enjoy the information on Western fire apparatus manufacturers. Includes info on Eastern manufacturers who supplied fire apparatus that was used in the West. A fourth chapter covers apparatus on commercial chassis. More than 525 photos. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Pierce Fire Apparatus 1939-2006
Stock #: 88031
Author: Kent Parrish & Shane MacKichan

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An informative history of Pierce fire apparatus from its first fire apparatus bodies to its ultra-modern machines of today. The progression of Pierce fire apparatus is displayed through the use of black and white photographs from both well-known fire apparatus photographers and company archives. 50 color & 300 B&W photos. Soft Cover. fire, pierce, apparatus, history, modern, truck, more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Pierre Thibault Ltd. Fire Apparatus 1918-1990 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10286
Author: Gebet & Kiefer

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Pierre Thibault Ltd was Canada's largest and best known manufacturer of fire engines. Throughout its history, Thibault built every type of fire apparatus imaginable- engines, ladders, platforms, rescues, and specialized units on both commercial and its own line of custom cabs and chassis. Hand-picked photos, with detailed captions, create a magnificent photo history of Thibault's fire apparatus that will appeal to all fire apparatus enthusiasts. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Pirsch Fire Apparatus 1890-1991 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10287
Author: Roger E. Bjorge & Ronald P. Doerring

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he first book published exclusively on fire trucks produced by the Pirsch Company of Kenosha, WI. Best known for the invention of the world's first all-powered aerial ladder, the Pirsch Company also produced a variety of fire trucks. From hand-drawn ladder wagons in the 1800s to modern day diesel powered pumpers and aerial ladders the factory produced thousands of trucks for fire departments, military and private fire brigades all over the world. Contained in this book are photos of some of Pirsch's unique apparatus including a pumper built to travel on railroad tracks and a huge smoke ejector built on a custom built chassis. Factory photos show the different types of fire equipment and trucks produced on both custom and commercial chassis. more»

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San Francisco's Fire Apparatus
Stock #: KB10597

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Phil Da Costa was able to tour the San Francisco Fire Department many years ago and was forunate to obtain rare data and drawings as well as rare photos of the water towere and tractors which were attached to the ex-horse-drawn apparatus. Included are the Hale water tower (55') that were in service before the Gorter towers were designed and built. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Seagrave 70th Anniversary Series Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10289
Author: Walter M.P. McCall

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Take an exciting look at one of the most distinctive fire engines in American fire apparatus history. High-quality builders' photos show the 19-year production life of the Seagrave 70th Anniversary Series. Popular fire apparatus historian Walter M.P. McCall begins this photographic history with the delivery of the first 70th Anniversary Series pumpers to Seagrave's home city of Columbus, Ohio and ends with the delivery of the last - nearly two decades later - to New Haven, CT. See a wide variety of apparatus, ranging from stock-model pumpers and ladder trucks to custom-built one-off specials such as a huge rescue truck built for Syracuse, NY, a foam truck for the protection of oil refineries, and some of the 70th Anniversary models built by Seagrave's Canadian subsidiary. more»

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Seagrave Fire Apparatus: 1959-2004 Photo Archive
Stock #: 40019
Author: Kent D. Parrish

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A cross section of the custom gigs produced by the "Greatest Name in Fire Apparatus" during this time period. Includes Eagle, Astro-tower, invader and more. 132 B&W photos. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


TASC Fire Apparatus 1946-1985 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10290
Author: Robert S. Mattson

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TASC's (Trautwein And Sons Company) interesting use of sheet metal and graceful lines combine to produce some of the most stylish fire apparatus rigs. Now take a photographic look at this small, New Jersey manufacturer of classic fire apparatus. Photos depict the variety of chassis that were utilized by this builder. They show a progression from the mid-1940s through 1985 and from small commercial chassis to the final few custom units. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Volunteer & Rural Fire Apparatus Photo Gallery
Stock #: KB10291
Author: Sorensen & Wood

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See the enormous variety of volunteer and rural fire apparatus built in 20th Century America. Now, accomplished fire apparatus authors, W. Wayne Sorensen and Donald F. Wood, have compiled hundreds of photos of these unique small town rigs into one Photo Gallery. See ladder trucks, tank trucks, rescue trucks, brush rigs and more. Every fire fighting enthusiast will enjoy this fascinating collection of photographs. more»

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W. S. Darley & Co. Fire Apparatus 1908-2000 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10293
Author: Matthew Lee

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Unique in the fire apparatus industry, Darley is a family run business that makes its own pumps and assembles complete apparatus. Follow the story of the Darley company from its beginnings as a municipal supply catalog company through the development of its first pumps and then complete fire apparatus up to the current day. A fascinating story that will delight fire apparatus enthusiasts everywhere. Large format, detailed photos illustrate the complete line of Darley equipment from the first pumps to today's modern apparatus. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Wildland Fire Apparatus 1940-2001 Photo Gallery
Stock #: KB10292
Author: John H. Rieth

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Over 400 exciting photos of the rugged and varied equipment used to fight wildland fires across the country. Includes trucks with chassis built by some of the largest truck manufacturers such as GM, Ford, International, and Dodge. See bodies built by such well-known companies as Pierce, American LaFrance, Darley, Lee, GNS, and many more. You will see all kinds of equipment used to fight wildland fires in all parts of the United States, including brush rigs, airplanes, helicopters, converted military vehicles, and much more. Enthusiasts will be thrilled by the exciting action shots of the equipment at work fighting fires, as well as detailed shots of the apparatus up close. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Young Fire Equipment 1932-1991 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10294
Author: Leo E. Duliba & Tom W. Shand

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This is the first and only book on Young Fire Equipment, a previously unpublished area. Throughout its 60-year history, Young was in the forefront of fire apparatus innovation. Both the fire service and fire apparatus historians have always recognized Young as a leader in design style and uniqueness. The company even produced three full-custom designs that were unique to the Young name. Fire enthusiasts of all kinds will want to add this distinct piece of fire apparatus history to their libraries. more»

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