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Pumper Desoto
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No: 22589   Contributor: Jean-Paul Heyens   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: DeSoto   Country: Belgium
Pumper Desoto

Pumper Desoto of Fire Brigade Wetteren (Belgium).
Picture added on 14 March 2010 at 04:23
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DeSoto, from Chrysler Corporation, USA - another nice body, from Belgium, on a Light Truck chassis, and a Front-Mount Pump, too!

From The Web:

Walter P. Chrysler founded the 'DeSoto' line of cars in 1928, which ran until 1960. In 1937, Chrysler Corporation began cranking out 'DeSoto' trucks.

Post-World War 2 'DeSoto' trucks, like this one; were simply "badge-engineered" Chrysler 'Dodge' and 'Fargo' trucks that were assembled/sold overseas - they just stuck the 'DeSoto' name-plate on them.

The name came from Hernando de Soto [@1496-1542], Explorer and Conquistador from Spain; he died on the banks of the Mississippi River, USA.

Great photo, Jean Paul; always love seeing the neat Fire-Engines that were produced here.

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 25 March 2010.
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