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Portland Ind oldtimer
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No: 27084   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: The Netherlands
Portland Ind oldtimer

This oldtimer was spotted in Breda The Netherlands. Perhaps someone can help me to identify this unit?
Picture added on 10 March 2011 at 09:44
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This bears several similarities to a mid 1920s Seagrave. The radiator cap is similar to that of a Seagrave and the emblem on the radiator shell is shaped similar to the seagrave. The wheels on the engine are also like the ones Seagrave used.
However, the rear fenders are rounded, where the Seagrave was flat on top. The fire wall is also different from a Seagrave. Be interested to hear just who did manufacturer this engine.

Added by John Harris on 10 March 2011.
This 1921 Stutz, Serial No. 138, was purchased new by the Indianapolis Fire Department (USA) and served at IFD Station 21. It has a Northern rotary gear 600 GPM pump. After retirement it was eventually acquired by a collector in Portland IN and later purchased by another collector. Then it had duals under the rear end. The dually axle was replaced with a original axle from under the Franklin IN's 1921 Stutz. Later it went to The Netherlands museum.

Added by Rodger Birchfield on 21 February 2016.
It is a 1921 Stutz from the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Added by Rodger Birchfield on 21 February 2016.
Yes indeed, it is a 1921. Placed in service in January of 1921 and placed in reserve status at the fire department shops in February of 1952. A six cyl Hercules was installed in August of 1940. New wheels and tires installed in Aug of 1945 Transferred to Station 6 Oct. 12, 1956 as a hose tender. Taken out of service Dec 28 1961 at L30 p.m. by Orders of Chief Phillips and turned over to Parker GMC Sales & Service Inc as a trade in. - Rodger Birchfield, Indianapolis Fire Department Historian and author "Stutz Fire Engine Co."

Added by Rodger Birchfield on 17 March 2016.
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