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1920's La France Pumper, Memphis, USA
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No: 37048   Contributor: David Oke   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: American LaFrance   Country: United States of America
1920's La France Pumper, Memphis, USA

This beautifully restored La France pumper is in the Memphis Fire Department museum. The photo was taken December 2013
Picture added on 31 December 2013 at 08:12
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The preconnected "squirrel tail" hard suction was a relatively new idea in this era, intended to facilitate faster hook-up to the hydrant. This is a triple combination with water tank and first aid hose reel, as well as pump and hose bed. Most ALF pumpers at this time were still rotary gear designs, but centrifugal pumps were gradually becoming more common.

Added by Rob Johnson on 01 January 2014.
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