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Jox located in the Netherlands
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No: 25194   Contributor: Rob van Vliet   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: American LaFrance   Country: The Netherlands
Jox located in the Netherlands

We are trying to restore this old lady. Can anyone help us with information about the mechanics, original colours, papers details, heritage ect?
Picture added on 19 September 2010 at 16:44
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Rob, try Charlie Easter at: He and Darryl from the Western Australia Fire Brigades Historical Fire Engine workshops are currently rebuilding the motor of an identical ladder truck which you would have seen on this sight. I'll let Charlie know you'll be in touch.

Added by Pavel on 20 September 2010.
I think I can make out "Atlanta, Ga" (Georgia)on the aerial ladder - how would she have wound up in The Netherlands ?

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 22 September 2010.
There was a Ladder 169 in Brooklyn NY??

Added by Pav on 22 September 2010.
if you contact Amrican Lafrance with the serial numbers they should be able to provide you with all the information you are looking for. They have an historical dept.

Added by Bradley Wilson on 22 September 2010.
This rig was owned for a while by Red Baron Antiques in Atlanta. Before that it was in service as Ladder 169 in Allegany, NY

Added by GA_Dave on 25 August 2011.
The above apparatus is a 1938 American LaFrance 565-JOX, Registration Number L-1056, shipped to Olean, NY on December 12, 1938. It was powered by an American LaFrance Model "J" V-12 gasoline engine, rated at 190 horsepower. It was retired in 1972. From 1972-1976, it served with the Main-Transit FD in Amherst, NY (Buffalo area), then was sold to Allegany, NY (near Olean) where it served for many more years. It was then purchased by Red Baron Antiques in Atlanta, GA for use in advertising. It was the fourth JO/JOX built. I have a photo of it when it was in better condition at Red Baron. Main-Transit has photos of it when it was in service there.

Added by GA_Dave on 01 September 2012.
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