Username: Dan Bartley
UserLocation: Amesbury Mass.
UserEmail1: dj@bartleym.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 03 Dec 2010
Time: 12:20:50

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My brother and I would like to restore the White Angel handtub. We would like to know if you might know of a few people who may have pictures of the handtub who could make them available to make copies of as a guide for the restoration process. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Username: Rob O'Hare
UserLocation: Hudson, MA
UserEmail1: RFOHARE@AOL.COM
MessageType: Question
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Date: 16 Oct 2010
Time: 19:37:41

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Hello I'm a Firefighter from Hudson Mass and I'm interested in collecting any fire related items that pertain to my town, especially Eureka Fire items. Thanks


Username: Brad Utter
UserLocation: Waterford, NY
UserEmail1: info@waterfordmuseum.com
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Date: 21 Jul 2010
Time: 09:01:48

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Join us this weekend in Waterford, NY, the Home of the Button Fire Engine as we celebrate firefighting heritage. there will be a parade, muster and much more! Check our website for the latest information on the event http://www.waterfordheritageday.com/


Username: Dina Friedman
UserLocation: Irvington NY
UserEmail1: drfriedman@hudsonvalley.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 21 Jun 2010
Time: 14:14:58

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I noticed that old sturbridge village is co- hosting with Handtub junction usa, an event featuring historic fire fighting. I was wondering if there a like minded group in the New york city area? thanks Dina


Username: Melvin Stanbrough
UserLocation: Hyattsville, MD
UserEmail1: Jigsaw@erols.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 16 Jun 2010
Time: 13:09:51

Comments

Looking for drawings for to build a new hand tub and info on Rumsey Hose Reels


Username: Lisa Manning-Smith (Bradstreet)
UserLocation: Derry, NH
UserEmail1:
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Date: 15 Jun 2010
Time: 21:14:54

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Attention! We will not be camping at 575 Burton Rd in Greenwich, NY. It is the address for the headquarters for the church. Bradstreet, Quansigamog and Hancock will be staying at Lake Lauderdale Campgrounds. The address is 744 County Route 61, Cambridge, NY.


Username: Kevin Voorhees
UserLocation: Eureka, Ca.
UserEmail1: engineer.kevin@gmail.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 11 Jun 2010
Time: 13:11:19

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Our Department has a restored 1849 Hunneman. I have been unable to find the capacity of the 5 1/2" cylinder in our record or over the internet. Does anyone know what the GPM's were for the hand tub? Thanks for any information


Username: Ed
UserLocation: Citrus Heights
UserEmail1: edschultz@surewest.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 12 May 2010
Time: 16:07:14

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Try it again with the right email address. I am trying to pump Pegasus again after a few years idle, What is the best way to preserve the leather valves? I have heard neatsfoot oil, olive oil. Thank you Ed


Username: Ed
UserLocation: Citrus Heights
UserEmail1: edscgyktz@surewest.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 12 May 2010
Time: 13:19:27

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Hi, I am trying to pump Pegasus again after a few years idle, What is the best way to preserve the leather valves? I have heard neatsfoot oil, olive oil. Thank you Ed


Username: Jason
UserLocation: Winston-Salem NC
UserEmail1: wsfdjdg@gmail.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 05 May 2010
Time: 00:47:03

Comments

Iam intrested in building a replica Handtub anyone know were i might find plans



UserLocation: Gardiner NY
UserEmail1: ejholter@earthlink.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 02 May 2010
Time: 16:03:09

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Anyone have any information on Deming and Son pumpers? We have recovered the pump portion of ours (Gardiner Fire Department) and are looking for anyone that has information. I see the company seems to be more well know for 'farm' pumps. thanks


Username: Sam Abe
UserLocation: Makurdi, Benue State
UserEmail1: asofadpedes@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 29 Apr 2010
Time: 10:31:32

Comments

I want to know how I can get Vapyr-X Fluid Fire Extinguisher


Username: Dick Lattime
UserLocation: Newburyport Ma
UserEmail1: dickydotdo@cs.com
MessageType: Suggestion
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Date: 23 Apr 2010
Time: 14:08:02

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The General Bates Class A hand tub has joined the Neptune 8 in Newburyport, it has been totally restored to it's former glory, I will send pics, it is coming out for lettering this weekend 4/24/2010. Will advise soon



Username: Jim Chastain
UserLocation: Tampa Florida
UserEmail1: Scorch149@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 14 Oct 2009
Time: 21:16:43

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I am interested in building a replica hand tub. Where can I find plans and materials to do so? Thanks, Jim


Username: Denise Whitney
UserLocation: Gardner, MA
UserEmail1: dtw1129@yahoo.com
MessageType: Praise
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Date: 03 Oct 2009
Time: 21:08:58

Comments

Hello there, I am Denise ---- Les Whitney's wife, (and now First Lady, lol) As one of the chef's for today's meal at the installation meeting, I want to thank you all for your kind words and for all the helpers who helped in cleaning and taking down the tables/chairs after the meeting, and for your support of Les' installation as President of the League for the year 2009-2010. The kitchen crew were all exhausted, but happy --- so this help was very much appreciated. Hope you all enjoyed your meal/dessert. Thank you! Denise


Username: Tony Fish
UserLocation: Buena Park
UserEmail1: iamfish@att.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 27 Sep 2009
Time: 11:21:55

Comments

I am looking for Forker and Pettibone aluminum fire helmets used by LA area fire departments. Also, badges from Vernon CA. FD. Thanks in advance. Tony


Username: Bob Bernard
UserLocation: Hendersonville, NC
UserEmail1: bobbernard@bellsouth.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 25 Sep 2009
Time: 16:25:03

Comments

I recently acquired a Pyrene 5 gallon hand pump tank type fire extinguisher. This one is solid copper, uses water and works quite well. I can't find any information about this item. I would especially like to know how to put a date on it.


Username: Melanie
UserLocation: Manchester, NH
UserEmail1: j_mbrady@hotmail.com
MessageType: Suggestion
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Date: 22 Sep 2009
Time: 01:23:19

Comments

I comprehend that you collect firefighter gear. Will I have a 1974 Authentic Boston Fire Dept. Turnout Coat. I am asking $100. Boston Fire Dept. Collectible. Great condition, was worn by a Boston Firefighter.


Username: Joe Z
UserLocation: Palm Coast Fl
UserEmail1: zelenskys@bellsouth.net
MessageType: Praise
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Date: 29 Aug 2009
Time: 20:10:17

Comments

Just got back from the N. Charleston SC handtub muster. All went well, for those that did not go see you next year


Username: James Copas
UserLocation: Lebanon, TN
UserEmail1: wfd304@gmail.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 01 Aug 2009
Time: 20:36:41

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I have a Pyrene 2 1/2 gallon brass fire extinguisher. I am looking for information on this piece. I have seen a lot of the hand held pump style extinguishers from Pyrene but not many 2 1/2 gallon ones. I would like to know info on Pyrene Manufacturing of Newark, NJ as well. Thank you. Please reply to the email listed.


Username: Lt. Jamie M. Mitchell
UserLocation: Brunswick, Maine
UserEmail1: jmitchell@brunswickme.org
MessageType: Question
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Date: 31 Jul 2009
Time: 09:25:43

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How accurate and what is the source for your handtub database regarding Brunswick tubs? Be safe Jamie


Username: roy burnham
UserLocation: north wildwood, new jersey
UserEmail1: r.burnham.sr@comcast.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 15 Jul 2009
Time: 07:35:32

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Back in late 50's, early 60,s we had a good run at the musters in Billrica, Andover and such. My S/Dad was with the LV Spaulding (which I understand is behind glass back in Haverhill-my hometown). Since I've retired and able to spend a little time meandering the web surf thing, it came to mind; I've joined the Vol. FD here and Cape May County FP. We have the "Firemens Convention" down here and I haven't seen anything that excites people during all the hype. Wouldn't it be great if we could get some of the old hand tubs together for an out-n-out Muster. QUESTION: Is ther any activity in NJ with Muster Associations?


Username: johnstevens
UserLocation:
UserEmail1: mymail.johnstevens@gmail.com
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Date: 22 Jun 2009
Time: 15:23:35

Comments

 Verry good comments, thanks men.


Username: KEN DANZIGER
UserLocation: SCARBOROUGH, NY
UserEmail1: ken@elevatormaninc.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 17 Jun 2009
Time: 08:30:32

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ARCHVILLE FIRE DEPT. - SCARBOROUGH, NY We have a HOWE Hand Pumper that we purchased used from a neighboring dept. in 1911. After having it restored last winter, we are trying to get info/sugestions on insurance. The original owners do not have info on when they purchased the pumper. We would also like to narrow down a date of manufacture. Where do we go from here? Thank you for any help - KEN DANZIGER, Chairman, Scarborough Fire District board of Commissioners.


Username: Steve
UserLocation: Syracuse ny
UserEmail1: sbuck001@twcny.rr.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 14 Jun 2009
Time: 17:32:44

Comments

Hi Im looking for any information on, pictures of, catalogs of, Star electric eqipment such as bells gongs and/or boxes. Star electric out of binghamton ny. Thanks alot. Steve


Username: Andy Lloyd
UserLocation: England, U.K.
UserEmail1: k-lloyd2@sky.com
MessageType: Suggestion
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Date: 10 Jun 2009
Time: 16:40:16

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Hi, I am looking for a U.S. trading buddy as I am into U.S. fire department collectables such as helmets and insignia. I have British, Irish and some other European fire items available for trade. Please drop me an e-mail and I will send you some photos and lists of the items I have. Regards, Andy


Username: Dustin Powell
UserLocation: NAS Brunswick, ME
UserEmail1: emt238_2000@hotmail.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 18 May 2009
Time: 12:21:22

Comments

Anyone have a used N5A Large for sale? I'm in need of one in a pretty bad way and I really can't afford over $400 for a new one. Thanks and stay safe.


Username: Jim Ganser
UserLocation: Mishawaka, INDIANA
UserEmail1: ganserjc@sbcglobal.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 25 Apr 2009
Time: 21:36:39

Comments

My FD Purchased a cowing Handtub Rescue #3 craneneck style in 1859-60 No other infomation. Can anyone help me? THANKS J. Otto


Username: Fred Klotzer
UserLocation: Farmington Hills
UserEmail1: faklotzer@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 27 Nov 2008
Time: 00:28:04

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I was wondering if anyone has any vintage FDNY helmets. I like them salty and no, not cooked over a backyard fire. I would be willing to pay good money if it's genuine. Thanks, Fred faklotzer@yahoo.com


Username: John
UserLocation: Portland, Oregon
UserEmail1: MaxFireInv@msn.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 09 Nov 2008
Time: 13:05:07

Comments

Does anyone know the location of any of the patent models for patents by William Jeffers? Patent 27,900 Pump Valve, 1860 Patent 33,200 Improvement in hose-nozzles, 1861 Patent 134,195, Improvement in hose-couplings, 1872 Patent 144,765, Improvement in relief-valves for steam engine, 1873 Patent 196,669, Improvement in Pumps for Fire Service, 1877.


Username: James Christian
UserLocation: El Dorado Hills, CA
UserEmail1: jscottchristian@comcast.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 29 Oct 2008
Time: 17:38:24

Comments

Does anyone know where I can find out how much a sterling silver or coin silver presentation trumpet would have cost in the mid-1800's? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!


Username: Mike Sandeman
UserLocation: Ojai, California
UserEmail1: fyrfossils@aol.com
MessageType: Suggestion
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Date: 25 Oct 2008
Time: 01:12:53

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Hello, We have just started up a website selling early and quality fire antiques. The site has mostly helmets but we add lanterns and trumpets from time to time. Please check out: www.fyrfossils.com Good luck, Mike


Username: ken pankovic
UserLocation: brewster new york
UserEmail1: frcofimu@comcast.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 21 Oct 2008
Time: 13:36:13

Comments

looking for some hand tub parts I will be recieving a hand tub (Gould Hand Tub ) looking for a hard suchion smooth outter coating and other Items that go with hand tubs please email me I will be also at the auction Ken


Username: Jim Ganser
UserLocation: Mishawaka, Indiana
UserEmail1: ganserjc@sbcglobal.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 20 Oct 2008
Time: 04:06:07

Comments

I'am looking for a photo or print of a Cowing & Company #3 Tiger, Craneneck Hand Tug Built in 1859 Our City purchased the Hand Tub & Hose Cart for $1,500.00 10" Stroke


Username: Rusty Rothenhoefer
UserLocation: Frederick, Maryland
UserEmail1: FrankR21@Comcast.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 13 Oct 2008
Time: 16:28:49

Comments

I'm looking for a brass fuel cap for a dietz lantern. Thanks


Username: Ken Pankovic
UserLocation: Brewester, N.Y. 10509
UserEmail1: frcofimu@comcast.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 06 Oct 2008
Time: 12:38:47

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I need a old,smooth not coil, hard suction for a 1870 Gauld hand tub and other items for it such as a correct nozzel and etc. I will be at the up coming auction so if you have something email me and We can deal at the auction thanks ken This hand tub is listed in the spaamfaa regerister under Hank from Katonha new york


Username: Alex Teitelbaum
UserLocation: Spring Valley, New York
UserEmail1: alext@fireman.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 18 Sep 2008
Time: 22:04:58

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Before I make a request from any reader of this I must say that this is a most intriguing site that has kept me enamored since I discovered it. I am a member of the Columbian Eng. Co. of the Spring Valley FD in New York. Since many of you are extremely knowledgeable in the history of firefighting equipment and the "who's and where's", I would like to post a request of anyone who has information (or knows of someone who does) regarding the history, any artifacts or equipment related to the COLUMBIAN FIRE ENGINE CO. No. 1, of Spring Valley NY, to kindly contact me. We are coming up on the 150th anniversary of the company in 2011 and we would love to either acquire or borrow as the case may be, any memorabilia or equipment dating back to the first 75 years of the company. The company was incorporated in 1861 in the village of Spring Valley, New York. Even if you know of a resource who can help, I and all our company members would much appreciate any assistance we can get. Thank You


Username: SCOTT NIXON
UserLocation: BROCKTON, MA
UserEmail1: SPARK90677@COMCAST.NET
MessageType: Question
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Date: 29 Jun 2008
Time: 10:45:38

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SORRY ABOUT THE CONFUSION WITH THE EMAIL ADDRESS. I AM LOOKING TO COMPLETE MY HELMET FRONT COLLECTION OF THE METRO FIRE DEPARTMENT (BOSTON AREA, FIRE DISTRICT 13.) I AM LOOKING FOR, CITY OF CAMBRIDGE, PREFER THE STYLE BEFORE THE PANEL FRONTS, ENGINES 4 AND 7, LADDERS 3 AND 4. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.


Username: Wayne Crossman
UserLocation: Easton, CT
UserEmail1: WGCROSSMAN@AOL.COM
MessageType: Question
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Date: 19 Jun 2008
Time: 12:08:04

Comments

I am Vice President of The Connecticut Fireman's Historical Society. We have had an engine lamp stolen from our Museum in Manchester, CT. The lamp is 9" x 20", has six glass panels, 2 clear, 2 blue 2 red. The red glass front panel reads "Gardner 1" and all of the panels are etched with firematic scrambles.The lamp has been electrified. Anyone with information on this lamp please contact me at WGCROSSMAN@AOL.COM.


Username: james harris
UserLocation: groveport, ohio
UserEmail1: fonz2656@attt.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 15 Jun 2008
Time: 21:02:58

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I am looking something on fire department-hand pumper late 1900 to early 1900. any suggestions whereI may find a design of one. thank you


Username: SCOTT NIXON
UserLocation: BROCKTON, MA
UserEmail1: SPARK90677@AOL.COM
MessageType: Question
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Date: 15 Jun 2008
Time: 10:45:47

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I am looking to complete my helmet front collection of the metro fire departments (Boston Area.) For the city of Cambridge, I am looking for the following fronts,engines 4, 7 and ladders 3 and 4. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Username: Innes
UserLocation: Calgary
UserEmail1: rescueone@telus.net
MessageType: Suggestion
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Date: 01 Jun 2008
Time: 13:27:28

Comments

Anyone who may be thinking of restoration or conservation of antique fire helmets, I would be happy to assist. I have been doing professional quality restoration work for major fire collectors and museums around North America. If you would like me to take a look at your antique helmet (crushed finial) etc, please send me an email to rescueone@telus.net along with some photos. I look forward to hearing from you. Innes


Username: Jim Riordan
UserLocation: Fairfield, FL
UserEmail1: SuperiorDan@firehousefarmflorida.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 21 May 2008
Time: 16:27:57

Comments

Robert Warden of Ormond Beach: I've been replying to your emails concerning the hand pumps; my guess is you have a spam filter blocking them (I've also tried to contact you using another email account). Send me your phone number and I'll call you. Jim


Username: Ray Brennan
UserLocation: Sellersville, Pennsylvania
UserEmail1: crushedlt@verizon.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 08 May 2008
Time: 14:08:09

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I'm looking for names and numbers of companies or persons who restore hand pumpers. All info for restoration would be greatly appreciated.


Username: Ray Brennan
UserLocation: Sellersville, Pennsylvania
UserEmail1: crushedlt@verizon.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 08 May 2008
Time: 14:05:43

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My department has a handpumper to be restored (I believe it is a N.Y. type or built in N.Y.) we have only found one person who offers this service and we would like to find some other restoration companies. We are trying to find other companies to do the restoration just to compare prices timeline and the quality of work. Thank you for your time.


Username: Ray Brennan
UserLocation: Sellersville, Pennsylvania
UserEmail1: crushedlt@verizon.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 08 May 2008
Time: 14:03:09

Comments

My department has a handpumper to be restored (I believe it is a N.Y. type or built in N.Y.) we have only found one person who offers this service and we would like to find some other restoration companies. We are trying to find other companies to do the restoration just to compare prices timeline and the quality of work. Thank you for your time.


Username: Ray Brennan
UserLocation: Sellersville, Pennsylvania
UserEmail1: crushedlt@verizon.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 08 May 2008
Time: 14:02:48

Comments

My department has a handpumper to be restored (I believe it is a N.Y. type or built in N.Y.) we have only found one person who offers this service and we would like to find some other restoration companies. We are trying to find other companies to do the restoration just to compare prices timeline and the quality of work. Thank you for your time.


Username: AndyL
UserLocation: Worcestershire, England
UserEmail1: k-lloyd2@sky.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 04 May 2008
Time: 08:58:46

Comments

British, Irish and other European fire helmets available for trade, both vintage and current patterns available. I am interested in any North Amercian helmet patterns in trade. Drop me a line and I will send you an illustration and descriptive list of what I have available.


Username: AndyL
UserLocation: Worcestershire, England
UserEmail1: k-lloyd2@sky.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 04 May 2008
Time: 08:58:22

Comments

British, Irish and other European fire helmets available for trade, both vintage and current patterns available. I am interested in any North Amercian helmet patterns in trade. Drop me a line and I will send you an illustration and descriptive list of what I have available.


Username: Innes
UserLocation: Calgary, Alberta
UserEmail1: rescueone@telus.net
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 03 May 2008
Time: 22:04:07

Comments

I am looking for fire helmets with unusual finials, the finials on their own, as well as helmets that require restoration work. In addition, I would like to buy 8 inch tall front shields, especially metal ones. The restoration and conservation work is to preserve the history of the fire service. I am also a professional firefighter and have been for almost 2 decades. Thank you for any help you can give me.


Username: Innes
UserLocation: Calgary
UserEmail1: rescueone@telus.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 03 May 2008
Time: 22:03:21

Comments

I am looking for fire helmets with unusual finials, the finials on their own, as well as helmets that require restoration work. In addition, I would like to buy 8 inch tall front shields, especially metal ones. The restoration and conservation work is to preserve the history of the fire service. I am also a professional firefighter and have been for almost 2 decades. Thank you for any help you can give me.


Username: Innes
UserLocation: Calgary
UserEmail1: rescueone@telus.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 03 May 2008
Time: 22:03:07

Comments

I am looking for fire helmets with unusual finials, the finials on their own, as well as helmets that require restoration work. In addition, I would like to buy 8 inch tall front shields, especially metal ones. The restoration and conservation work is to preserve the history of the fire service. I am also a professional firefighter and have been for almost 2 decades. Thank you for any help you can give me.


Username: DAN HEILIGMAN
UserLocation: WEBSTER, NEW YORK
UserEmail1: WWW.HDANIEL716@AOL.COM
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 07 Mar 2008
Time: 12:43:53

Comments

NEED INFO ON A 1878 RUMSEY CRANE NECK. WHAT WAS ORIGINAL WOOD FINISH AND BRASS PLATTING? I AM REFINNISHING ONE AND CAN'T FIND MUCH ON LINE.ANY INFO WOULD BE GREAT!


Username: DAN HEILIGMAN
UserLocation: WEBSTER, NEW YORK
UserEmail1: WWW.HDANIEL716@AOL.COM
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 07 Mar 2008
Time: 12:43:40

Comments

NEED INFO ON A 1878 RUMSEY CRANE NECK. WHAT WAS ORIGINAL WOOD FINISH AND BRASS PLATTING? I AM REFINNISHING ONE AND CAN'T FIND MUCH ON LINE.ANY INFO WOULD BE GREAT!


Username: DAN HEILIGMAN
UserLocation: WEBSTER, NEW YORK
UserEmail1: WWW.HDANIEL716@AOL.COM
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 07 Mar 2008
Time: 12:43:10

Comments

NEED INFO ON A 1878 RUMSEY CRANE NECK. WHAT WAS ORIGINAL WOOD FINISH AND BRASS PLATTING? I AM REFINNISHING ONE AND CAN'T FIND MUCH ON LINE.ANY INFO WOULD BE GREAT!


Username: Mark Koenigsberg
UserLocation: Weehawken, NJ
UserEmail1: dagmark@alum.mit.edu
MessageType: Question
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Date: 05 Mar 2008
Time: 22:04:35

Comments

Correction: the muster was September 23, 1853. Any and all info appreciated. Thank you


Username: Mark Koenigsberg
UserLocation: Weehawken, NJ
UserEmail1: dagmark@alum.mit.edu
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 04 Mar 2008
Time: 09:29:35

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I need information on the firemen muster held in Springfield, Mass. on September 23, 1855. (Some documents indicate it was held on the 28th.) Who won the "Trial Play?" Are there any books and/or websites on the subject? Thank you.


Username: Mark Koenigsberg
UserLocation: Weehawken, NJ
UserEmail1: dagmark@alum.mit.edu
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 04 Mar 2008
Time: 09:28:56

Comments

I need information on the firemen muster held in Springfield, Mass. on September 23, 1855. (Some documents indicate it was held on the 28th.) Who won the "Trial Play?" Are there any books and/or websites on the subject? Thank you.


Username: Rick McGuinness
UserLocation: WNY, NJ
UserEmail1: racemcgraw@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 11 Feb 2008
Time: 19:04:43

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As a descendant of Dudley L. Farnam, I would be very interested in finding out if any of his early fire engines have survived. He started out in the hydraulic business in New York City in the 1820's, and ended up in Cincinnati in the 1840's building fire engines, as well as water pumps and fountains. Please let me know if you have seen any Farnam equipment, either in a museum or in old photos, books, or even drawings. Thanks.


Username: Rob Cochran
UserLocation: Westfield, NY
UserEmail1: rcochran@cecomet.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 09 Feb 2008
Time: 20:37:07

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I have a Fire Gun No. 2 1 1/2 quarts Class B2C2 No. A-382165 American LaFrance Foamite Corporation Elmira,NY. Can anyone shed any light on this piece of history. Its still full and unused in almost new condition. I can't find another one like it on the internet anywhere. Is it one that wasn't produced much?? Value. Thanks for your time.


Username: Rob Cochran
UserLocation: Westfield, NY
UserEmail1: rcochran@cecomet.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 09 Feb 2008
Time: 20:36:39

Comments

I have a Fire Gun No. 2 1 1/2 quarts Class B2C2 No. A-382165 American LaFrance Foamite Corporation Elmira,NY. Can anyone shed any light on this piece of history. Its still full and unused in almost new condition. I can't find another one like it on the internet anywhere. Is it one that wasn't produced much?? Value. Thanks for your time.


Username: Todd
UserLocation: South Carolina
UserEmail1: chiefdurrance@comcast.net
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 28 Dec 2007
Time: 20:14:36

Comments

I have a Wirt-Knox fire hose cart that I thinking of selling What is something like that worth Thanks!


Username: Fred Rodriguez
UserLocation: Springfield, Ma
UserEmail1: fjr2556@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 17 Dec 2007
Time: 23:59:08

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I am looking for assistance with a handtub that currently resides in the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum in Springfield. The project involves the disassembly and relocation to a new museum building. This is an 1872 Button & Blake. We need someone with experience and expertise in this type of fire apparatus.


Username: Steven Cotter
UserLocation: Trenton Nova Scotia
UserEmail1: fulltime0904@hotmail.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 20 Nov 2007
Time: 20:14:54

Comments

I am looking for a firefighter Christmas Tree top for my Christmas Tree. I have been collecting firefighting ornaments for years but have not been able to find a tree top. I have made a couple but would like to find one. Thanks Steve


Username: Steven Cotter
UserLocation: Trenton Nova Scotia
UserEmail1: fulltime0904@hotmail.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 20 Nov 2007
Time: 20:14:28

Comments

I am looking for a firefighter Christmas Tree top for my Christmas Tree. I have been collecting firefighting ornaments for years but have not been able to find a tree top. I have made a couple but would like to find one. Thanks Steve


Username: Bill Robinson
UserLocation: Ipswich mass 01938
UserEmail1: daddyo10161@verizon.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 19 Nov 2007
Time: 15:53:02

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Could someone give me the history of a print of The Red Jacket 1894 NewEngland leauge champion. The Brooks Bank Note CO. of Boston appears to be the company that printed this print . It is approx. 30" X 25" .Any idea on value or significance would be appreciated Thanks


Username: Dave
UserLocation: Rhode Island
UserEmail1: davereedpfd@cox.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 08 Nov 2007
Time: 22:06:47

Comments

what is a original Halligan Bar Worth ?


Username: Scott
UserLocation: Belton Texas
UserEmail1: stippen@aol.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 27 Oct 2007
Time: 22:25:52

Comments

Looking for an engine lamp. Email me if you have one to sell. Thanks !


Username: Ron Pearson
UserLocation: Blaine, Minnesota
UserEmail1: rcpearson@visi.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 26 Oct 2007
Time: 18:33:50

Comments

Does anyone know where I can obtain a set of leather gaskets for a small Rumsey hand engine with 4-inch cylinders?


Username: Chris Harrison
UserLocation: Fayetteville, NC
UserEmail1: chrisnglenda@gmail.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 19 Sep 2007
Time: 12:11:11

Comments

I am researching an engine that the city of Boston gave to the city of Fayetteville in the middle of June 1832. According to the documents that I have it was built in Boston and was a suction engine, they called the Union. Based on this I believe that it was a Thayer engine due to the list of the Hunneman book not listing any engines for this period going to anywhere other then BFD and later renumbered. If anyone has any comments or information I would greatly appreciate it. Chris Harrison Fayetteville Fire Department "History, Heroes, and a hometown feeling"



UserLocation: Marblehead, Mass
UserEmail1: e@salemhistoryonline.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 12 Sep 2007
Time: 11:26:15

Comments

I am a fledgling documentary producer who is talking with the Marblehead Okos about making a video for them. We are looking to possibly use it for recruitment and perhaps even fundraising. I have some bits and pieces of what I have shot so far online if anyone is interested. You can start on my YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/eks1966 And then I have a very rough cut of some of my footage I edited yesterday online. It's a work in progress so view it with that in mind. That is on Google Video here (29 minutes long): http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5593393896097111095&hl=en My thanks to everyone I met both in Marblehead and Gorham for being so cool and enthusiastic! In my opinion each and every memeber of every team should be proud to be involved in this great old New England tradition.


Username: Erik Smith
UserLocation: Marblehead, Mass
UserEmail1: e@salemhistoryonline.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 12 Sep 2007
Time: 11:26:03

Comments

I am a fledgling documentary producer who is talking with the Marblehead Okos about making a video for them. We are looking to possibly use it for recruitment and perhaps even fundraising. I have some bits and pieces of what I have shot so far online if anyone is interested. You can start on my YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/eks1966 And then I have a very rough cut of some of my footage I edited yesterday online. It's a work in progress so view it with that in mind. That is on Google Video here (29 minutes long): http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5593393896097111095&hl=en My thanks to everyone I met both in Marblehead and Gorham for being so cool and enthusiastic! In my opinion each and every memeber of every team should be proud to be involved in this great old New England tradition.


Username: CHARLES SIMMONS
UserLocation: COVINGTON,GEORGIA
UserEmail1: CSIMMONS2026@COMCAST.NET
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 01 Sep 2007
Time: 23:26:59

Comments

I HAVE A BRASS FIRE EXSTINGUISHER FROM 1917. I NEED TO KNOW THE VALUE. YOU CAN READ EVERY WORD ON IT SERIAL NUMBER AND ALL. NO DENTS OR DINGS.


Username: CHARLES SIMMONS
UserLocation: COVINGTON,GEORGIA
UserEmail1: CSIMMONS2026@COMCAST.NET
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 01 Sep 2007
Time: 23:25:18

Comments

I HAVE A BRASS FIRE EXSTINGUISHER FROM 1917. I NEED TO KNOW THE VALUE. YOU CAN READ EVERY WORD ON IT SERIAL NUMBER AND ALL. NO DENTS OR DINGS.


Username: Andy Lloyd
UserLocation: England
UserEmail1: helmets1@btopenworld.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 15 Aug 2007
Time: 15:34:42

Comments

BRITISH & EUROPEAN fire helmets and insignia avialable for trade in exchnage for U.S. fd items. Let me know what you are after and I will also send you my trade list. Regards, Andy (Worcestershire, England)


Username: Chuck Vinciulla
UserLocation: Waltham MA
UserEmail1: cjv1266@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 02 Aug 2007
Time: 19:58:44

Comments

I am looking for photos of Waltham Fire Department, in particular my Grandfather William O'Toole 1947-1974 retired. I am really looking for anything Waltham Fire that is antique and collectable. Thanks in advance. Chuck-


Username: James Smith, Water Witch Hose Co. # 2
UserLocation: New Milford, CT
UserEmail1:
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 02 Jul 2007
Time: 23:02:55

Comments

We have an 1842 Silsby 4 wheeled Hose Cart. We parade and show this piece, we are the current CT & NJ Hand drwn Champions. Have heard something about a show/parade in the Senica Fals area for antiques. Any info that you know of? We'd like to bring it back to where it was built to show it off.


Username: Ron
UserLocation: Skokie Il
UserEmail1: ncvfc1881@hotmail.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 28 Jun 2007
Time: 11:20:40

Comments

I am attempting to build a exact replica of our 1865 Rumsey handpumper for our museum. Our original pumper is owned by a neighboring town and we are attempting to get permission to copy the iron castings. However if anyone knows where i can find any parts or castings please contact me. Also looking for info on the type of wood used on the pumper. I have 150 year old barn beams I can use for the project. Also looking for pictures of an unrestored pumper that would show details lost on are restored pumper.


Username: Ron
UserLocation: Skokie Il
UserEmail1: ncvfc1881@hotmail.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 28 Jun 2007
Time: 11:20:23

Comments

I am attempting to build a exact replica of our 1865 Rumsey handpumper for our museum. Our original pumper is owned by a neighboring town and we are attempting to get permission to copy the iron castings. However if anyone knows where i can find any parts or castings please contact me. Also looking for info on the type of wood used on the pumper. I have 150 year old barn beams I can use for the project. Also looking for pictures of an unrestored pumper that would show details lost on are restored pumper.


Username: Brian
UserLocation: Vermont
UserEmail1: wtrbryvtfire@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 26 Jun 2007
Time: 10:14:12

Comments

Discovered a gouge on corner brass on Button & Blake. Need to get it repaired ASAP. Any ideas?


Username: Phil Ryan
UserLocation: Sanford Florida
UserEmail1: mr.pryan@netzero.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 12 Jun 2007
Time: 16:11:43

Comments

Anyone know anything about the Reiter Company that produced bells and gongs from about 1920-sometime in the 1940's? I have one of their gongs with a pull cord that spins 2 hammers to ring the bell. I was told it came off a 1924 Firetruck and would like to know if this is correct.


Username: Phil Ryan
UserLocation: Sanford Florida
UserEmail1: mr.pryan@netzero.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 12 Jun 2007
Time: 16:11:33

Comments

Anyone know anything about the Reiter Company that produced bells and gongs from about 1920-sometime in the 1940's? I have one of their gongs with a pull cord that spins 2 hammers to ring the bell. I was told it came off a 1924 Firetruck and would like to know if this is correct.


Username: Phil Ryan
UserLocation: Sanford Florida
UserEmail1: mr.pryan@netzero.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 12 Jun 2007
Time: 16:11:25

Comments

Anyone know anything about the Reiter Company that produced bells and gongs from about 1920-sometime in the 1940's? I have one of their gongs with a pull cord that spins 2 hammers to ring the bell. I was told it came off a 1924 Firetruck and would like to know if this is correct.


Username: Scott Geissinger
UserLocation: Vinton IA
UserEmail1: scottgeiss@qwest.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 05 Jun 2007
Time: 15:11:21

Comments

NEED HELP We need plans, diagrams, blueprints and/or pictures of playpipe tips. We have to borrow whenever we compete, but we have a person willing to make one for us if we supply him with plans.


Username: Joe Zelensky
UserLocation: Palm Coast
UserEmail1: zelenskys@bellsouth.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 28 May 2007
Time: 11:29:36

Comments

Jim of Fairfield please contact me about your 1812 James Smith Hand Pumper I live in Palm Coast would like to talk to you.


Username: Jim
UserLocation: Fairfield, FL
UserEmail1: Superiordan@firehousefarmflorida.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 25 May 2007
Time: 15:43:38

Comments

Can anyone even guess a price for an 1812 James Smith hand pumper in fairly decent original condition?


Username: Duane Hildebrand
UserLocation: Drums PA
UserEmail1: wendy@hazleton.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 21 May 2007
Time: 17:44:19

Comments

I am trying to identify a hand hose cart and get an approximate value, it has been offered to me for sale and i am looking for info, i can email pics to anybody that may be able to help, thanks


Username: Duane Hildebrand
UserLocation: Drums PA
UserEmail1: wendy@hazleton.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 21 May 2007
Time: 17:44:10

Comments

I am trying to identify a hand hose cart and get an approximate value, it has been offered to me for sale and i am looking for info, i can email pics to anybody that may be able to help, thanks


Username: Jim
UserLocation: Fairfield, FL
UserEmail1: Superiordan@firehousefarmflorida.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 21 May 2007
Time: 15:32:00

Comments

Response to LONNIE of Charleston - try this guy: sullivanheavyequip@yahoo.com He has an ad for transporting fire apparatus on http://www.spaamfaa.com/adlist.htm but it's dated 03/16/03


Username: LONNIE
UserLocation: CHARLESTON SC
UserEmail1: COASTIE27@AOL.COM
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 21 May 2007
Time: 12:23:06

Comments

DOES ANYONE KNOW OF AFFORDABLE FIRE ENGINE TRANSPORTATION FROM NEW ENGLAND TO SOUTH CAROLINA?


Username: LONNIE
UserLocation: CHARLESTON SC
UserEmail1: COASTIE27@AOL.COM
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 21 May 2007
Time: 12:21:55

Comments

DOES ANYONE KNOW OF AFFORDABLE FIRE ENGINE TRANSPORTATION FROM NEW ENGLAND TO SOUTH CAROLINA?


Username: LONNIE
UserLocation: CHARLESTON SC
UserEmail1: COASTIE27@AOL.COM
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 21 May 2007
Time: 12:21:47

Comments

DOES ANYONE KNOW OF AFFORDABLE FIRE ENGINE TRANSPORTATION FROM NEW ENGLAND TO SOUTH CAROLINA?


Username: Richard Wagner
UserLocation: Sellersville,Pa.18960
UserEmail1: Yankeenovemner6@hotmail.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 16 May 2007
Time: 20:48:28

Comments

WE have a1861 Cowens and would like to know if there are any one in the tristate area that has experience in repairing these old guys . we would like to get it pumping again. Rich


Username: Richard Wagner
UserLocation: Sellersville,Pa.18960
UserEmail1: Yankeenovemner6@hotmail.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 16 May 2007
Time: 20:47:54

Comments

WE have a1861 Cowens and would like to know if there are any one in the tristate area that has experience in repairing these old guys . we would like to get it pumping again. Rich


Username: Kristina Flewelling
UserLocation: Bath, Maine
UserEmail1: flewellingkristina@yahoo.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 01 May 2007
Time: 13:46:51

Comments

I was just wondering if there is ever going to be a muster in Bath, Maine again, I heard that Bath was one of the first to hold one.


Username: SEAN MCELLIGOTT
UserLocation: NEW YORK, NY
UserEmail1: seancop911@yahoo.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 18 Apr 2007
Time: 23:54:24

Comments

I was researching my great uncle John J McElligott who was the fire chief in NYC in the 30's and I came across your site which was selling items with his name on it. Im trying to track down something from your last auction numbered 111. It is a sign in hebrew that says "no smoking" and the commissioners name underneath it. If you know how I can track this item down I would be eternally grateful Sincerely, Sean McElligott 646-342-1415 email seancop911@yahoo.com


Username: SEAN MCELLIGOTT
UserLocation: NEW YORK, NY
UserEmail1: seancop911@yahoo.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 18 Apr 2007
Time: 23:54:00

Comments

I was researching my great uncle John J McElligott who was the fire chief in NYC in the 30's and I came across your site which was selling items with his name on it. Im trying to track down something from your last auction numbered 111. It is a sign in hebrew that says "no smoking" and the commissioners name underneath it. If you know how I can track this item down I would be eternally grateful Sincerely, Sean McElligott 646-342-1415 email seancop911@yahoo.com


Username: Alan T. Terek
UserLocation: Valencia, Pa.
UserEmail1: alantere@zoominternet.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 01 Apr 2007
Time: 21:38:41

Comments

Where can I go to establish a value on a handtub?


Username: Alan Terek
UserLocation: Valencia, Pa.
UserEmail1: alantere@zoominternet.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 01 Apr 2007
Time: 21:29:44

Comments

Since handtubs are rarely sold where can I go to establish a value on one? How can you decide what they're worth?


Username: Brad Utter, Wateford Museum
UserLocation: Waterford, NY
UserEmail1: whmcc@nycap.rr.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 13 Mar 2007
Time: 08:09:04

Comments

The Waterford Heritage Day Committeee invites all Button Fire Engine owners (past and present) to its annual Heritage Day event. This year will mark our 5th Annual program (third with Buttons) and will be held October 13th in Waterford NY, orignal home of the Button Fire Engine. Please check our website at www.waterfordheritageday.org for more information and to submit info on your Button engine. We are planning to use this website for a database of Button engines and information on each engine. Thank you, Brad Utter, Director of the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center


Username: Brad Utter, Wateford Museum
UserLocation: Waterford, NY
UserEmail1: whmcc@nycap.rr.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 13 Mar 2007
Time: 08:08:44

Comments

The Waterford Heritage Day Committeee invites all Button Fire Engine owners (past and present) to its annual Heritage Day event. This year will mark our 5th Annual program (third with Buttons) and will be held October 13th in Waterford NY, orignal home of the Button Fire Engine. Please check our website at www.waterfordheritageday.org for more information and to submit info on your Button engine. We are planning to use this website for a database of Button engines and information on each engine. Thank you, Brad Utter, Director of the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center


Username: Jim Riordan
UserLocation: Mulberry, TN
UserEmail1: Superiordan@firehousefarmflorida.com
MessageType: Suggestion
Remote User:
Date: 10 Mar 2007
Time: 18:27:25

Comments

I am interested in purchasing a handtub or handtub pump assembly in any condition (for a reasonable price); any leads would be sincerely appreciated and finders' fee if resulting in a purchase. Thank you, Jim (FDNY, Retired).


Username: Joe Knipe
UserLocation: Chatfield, Oh
UserEmail1: dq264@aol.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 19 Feb 2007
Time: 15:53:46

Comments

Hi, Can anyone tell me the website for "AMERICAN LaFRANCE-FOAMITE CORPORATION"? I am trying to research to find out how old a brass fire extinguisher that I have is. Thanks


Username:
UserLocation: chatfield, oh
UserEmail1: dq264@aol.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 19 Feb 2007
Time: 15:50:37

Comments

Does anyone know AMERICAN LaFRANCE-FOAMITE CORPORATION's website??? I am trying to research and old brass fire extinguisher that I have. I am curious how old it is. Thanks


Username: Matt Conner
UserLocation: Ben Lomond, CA
UserEmail1: fireman1mc@aol.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 15 Feb 2007
Time: 16:17:32

Comments

Hello, I am restoring an early 1900's horse drawn hose wagon and am looking for a pair of lanterns with brackets, a foot operated gong, and nozzles for that era. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you


Username: Matt Conner
UserLocation: Ben Lomond, CA
UserEmail1: fireman1mc@aol.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 15 Feb 2007
Time: 16:16:58

Comments

Hello, I am restoring an early 1900's horse drawn hose wagon and am looking for a pair of lanterns with brackets, a foot operated gong, and nozzles for that era. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you


Username: Tad Baxter
UserLocation: Everett, MA
UserEmail1: tbaxter0815@comcast.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 05 Feb 2007
Time: 19:10:37

Comments

Im looking for any information on Pumps or ladders belonging to The Everett Fire Department or South Malden Fire Department. As well as pictures of the General Taylor. Im putting together a history book for the department and any help would be great.


Username: Tad Baxter
UserLocation: Everett, MA
UserEmail1: tbaxter0815@comcast.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 05 Feb 2007
Time: 19:10:28

Comments

Im looking for any information on Pumps or ladders belonging to The Everett Fire Department or South Malden Fire Department. As well as pictures of the General Taylor. Im putting together a history book for the department and any help would be great.


Username: Stan Pratt
UserLocation: Honesdale, PA
UserEmail1: chief@engine3.org
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 28 Jan 2007
Time: 12:36:35

Comments

In the distant past there were a number of hand pumpers in our department. To the best of our research at least one may have survived but we are unable to locate it. Our department museum presently contains one operable 1974 steamer and a 1936 seagrave pumper. To round out the collection we would like to find plans to build some sort of a hand pumper resembling those of days gone by. Does anyone have any plans available for one. Thanks


Username: Stan Pratt
UserLocation: Honesdale, PA
UserEmail1: chief@engine3.org
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 28 Jan 2007
Time: 12:36:15

Comments

In the distant past there were a number of hand pumpers in our department. To the best of our research at least one may have survived but we are unable to locate it. Our department museum presently contains one operable 1974 steamer and a 1936 seagrave pumper. To round out the collection we would like to find plans to build some sort of a hand pumper resembling those of days gone by. Does anyone have any plans available for one. Thanks


Username: Stan Pratt
UserLocation: Honesdale, PA
UserEmail1: chief@engine3.org
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 28 Jan 2007
Time: 12:36:03

Comments

In the distant past there were a number of hand pumpers in our department. To the best of our research at least one may have survived but we are unable to locate it. Our department museum presently contains one operable 1974 steamer and a 1936 seagrave pumper. To round out the collection we would like to find plans to build some sort of a hand pumper resembling those of days gone by. Does anyone have any plans available for one. Thanks


Username: Brian Farris
UserLocation: Waterbury, VT
UserEmail1: wtrbryvtfire@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 24 Jan 2007
Time: 17:13:11

Comments

Looking for info, parts avaialbilty (used, new, replica) for my departments hand drawn apparatus a 1859 Button & Blake. Please Email....


Username: John Dwyer
UserLocation: Worcester, Ma.
UserEmail1: fireboyen15@hotmail.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 11 Jan 2007
Time: 13:54:44

Comments

Looking for old photos of the Worcester Fire Dept. Any help would be great!


Username: Scott Tippen
UserLocation: Temple Texas
UserEmail1: stippen@aol.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 10 Jan 2007
Time: 18:31:27

Comments

I am looking for a manual and schematic for a Sterling Manually Operated Siren. We have one that is missing two small gears inside. Any assistance would be great. Thanks !


Username: ashley farr
UserLocation: aiken, sc
UserEmail1: afarr@aiken.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 03 Jan 2007
Time: 14:30:47

Comments

i have a 1920's antique Pyrene fire extinguisher. What is something like that worth? contact my email please??!!


Username: Joseph Zelensky
UserLocation: Palm Coast Fl.
UserEmail1: zelenskys@bellsouth.net
MessageType: Praise
Remote User:
Date: 15 Dec 2006
Time: 21:36:26

Comments

I have just found this site and it is great to see so many interested in Hand Pumpers I have been away from musters for a will but still love them. Would like to talk about them if anybody is interested Thank You


Username: Scott Geissinger
UserLocation: Vinton IA
UserEmail1:
MessageType: Complaint
Remote User:
Date: 15 Dec 2006
Time: 17:01:24

Comments

When your submit a question, it comes up with an error message. This is why some of the Users have two or three of the same submissions.


Username: Scott Geissinger
UserLocation: Vinton IA
UserEmail1: scottgeiss@qwest.net
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 15 Dec 2006
Time: 16:59:03

Comments

We have a Button Hand Pumper that we take to any Midwest musters. We would like to modify our nozzle to be a little more competitive. The "east coast" boys are always generous enough to let us borrow theirs, but we need one of our own to practice with. We have a machinist willing to donate time and materials to assist us. We need your help with detailed drawings, sketches, pictures and/or blueprints to help us design our "playpipe". Any help our there?


Username: Ben Cote
UserLocation: East Longmeadow Mass
UserEmail1: Bcote@eastlongmeadow.org
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 06 Dec 2006
Time: 11:40:41

Comments

Hi, I am a collector of fire helmets and I am looking for any info on the fire RADIO HELMET that was around in the early 1970’s it was the fire helmet with the radio built into it. I am looking to get one for my collection, but it must be complete with the radio dose not need a front shield on it. Thank you for the help Ben


Username: Chaplain Harold Cannon
UserLocation: Huntsville Alabama
UserEmail1: haroldcannon@hotmail.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 08 Nov 2006
Time: 16:10:32

Comments

I work with a local volunteer fire department. We are trying to start an explorer post and would like for them to do parades and the historical aspect of the fire service. I am looking to see if there is someone who could maybe donate any hand drawn fire apparatus so that we could use it to go to the local schools, scouting events, and community functions. Thank you for your time and attention. Chaplain Harold Cannon


Username: mike hinkel
UserLocation: villa park il.
UserEmail1: saftey45@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 06 Nov 2006
Time: 09:51:07

Comments

I am looking to purchase an Atlas Life Net. If anyone has one for sale or knows of one for sale, I would greatly appreciate any information on one. thanks so much Mike


Username: Pete Marck
UserLocation: Centennial, CO
UserEmail1: batvproducer@aol.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 27 Oct 2006
Time: 15:28:55

Comments

Hello, I am currently working on a project on the Billerica, Massachusetts fire department. Does anyone have a photograph or scan of a Babcock fire extinquisher that I could use? Thanks, Pete


Username: jeffrey zeiber
UserLocation: birdsboro Penna
UserEmail1: jzeiber@dejazzd.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 21 Oct 2006
Time: 11:51:38

Comments

I recently came into possession of a nice silver plated presentation trumpet, the only problem is that the mouthpiece is missing. Looking to find/purchase a mouthpice for this item, any one know where I can get one? Help appreciated...


Username: Tom Stark
UserLocation: Kansas City, Kansas
UserEmail1: EngCo51@aol.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 17 Oct 2006
Time: 21:56:33

Comments

I was given several fire extinguishers. They are the glass containers that sit in a plastic holderer. At the bottom of the container seems to be a heat activated fuse. Obviously the assembly gets mounted on the wall. I pulled the glass container from the plastic holder and found a lable with the following information. "VAPYR-X", it also gives the patent number. It says the chemicals in it are "trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene and chlorobromomethene". At the bottom of the lable is "Superior Products, Inc, 4209 Michigan, Kansas City, MO" My question is; how dangerous are these chemicals to have in the house? I have heard the post office will not mail these items unless they are emptied. How would you empty them? If any one can answer these questions or provide more information, plese contact me. In the "subject" field of the e-mail please put ""Vapyr-X" so I will know it is not spam. Thank you.


Username: Thomas Doyle
UserLocation: Medina, Ohio
UserEmail1: tom@fbnsystems.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 14 Oct 2006
Time: 20:29:28

Comments

Looking for information or old photos that will help me restore a 1916 Hallock Chemical Truck, on a Model T chassis. These were manufactured in Medina, Ohio between 1913 - 1918. I believe I have the only one (out of 22 built) that has survived. Mine has been traced back to a large Orlando, Fla. Ford truck dealer to about 1947. I would like to know the original department it was shipped to. In addition, if anyone has information or old photos of any of the other units, I would love to hear from you. Pictures would help a lot in the recreation of this old gal for our museum. Sincerely, Thomas Doyle tom@fbnsystems.com 330-725-6969


Username: Thomas Doyle
UserLocation: Medina, Ohio
UserEmail1: tom@fbnsystems.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 14 Oct 2006
Time: 20:28:01

Comments

Looking for information or old photos that will help me restore a 1916 Hallock Chemical Truck, on a Model T chassis. These were manufactured in Medina, Ohio between 1913 - 1918. I believe I have the only one (out of 22 built) that has survived. Mine has been traced back to a large Orlando, Fla. Ford truck dealer to about 1947. I would like to know the original department it was shipped to. In addition, if anyone has information or old photos of any of the other units, I would love to hear from you. Pictures would help a lot in the recreation of this old gal for our museum. Sincerely, Thomas Doyle tom@fbnsystems.com 330-725-6969


Username: Thomas Doyle
UserLocation: Medina, Ohio
UserEmail1: tom@fbnsystems.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 14 Oct 2006
Time: 20:27:16

Comments

Looking for information or old photos that will help me restore a 1916 Hallock Chemical Truck, on a Model T chassis. These were manufactured in Medina, Ohio between 1913 - 1918. I believe I have the only one (out of 22 built) that has survived. Mine has been traced back to a large Orlando, Fla. Ford truck dealer to about 1947. I would like to know the original department it was shipped to. In addition, if anyone has information or old photos of any of the other units, I would love to hear from you. Pictures would help a lot in the recreation of this old gal for our museum. Sincerely, Thomas Doyle tom@fbnsystems.com 330-725-6969


Username: Marc Dore'
UserLocation: Yonkers, NY
UserEmail1: marcd48@msn.com
MessageType: Question
Remote User:
Date: 26 Sep 2006
Time: 15:25:48

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I collect Leather helmets and front pieces from various dept.s. My main concentration is on the FDNY, Lynn, Massachusetts, and Newark, NJ Fire Departments. I also collect ALOT of Lynn, Mass. memorobilia. If anyone has any older or current helmets or front pieces from any one of these 3 dept.s, and they would be willing to sell or trade, PLEASE contact me. Thanks!


Username: Marc Dore'
UserLocation: Yonkers, NY
UserEmail1: marcd48@msn.com
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Date: 26 Sep 2006
Time: 15:25:10

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I collect Leather helmets and front pieces from various dept.s. My main concentration is on the FDNY, Lynn, Massachusetts, and Newark, NJ Fire Departments. I also collect ALOT of Lynn, Mass. memorobilia. If anyone has any older or current helmets or front pieces from any one of these 3 dept.s, and they would be willing to sell or trade, PLEASE contact me. Thanks!


Username: Jim Riordan
UserLocation: Mulberry, TN
UserEmail1: SuperiorDan@firehousefarmflorida.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 22 Sep 2006
Time: 14:18:21

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I am interested in purchasing a handtub or handtub pump assembly in any condition (for a reasonable price); any leads would be sincerely appreciated and finders' fee if resulting in a purchase. Thank you, Jim (FDNY, Retired).


Username: Andrew Kaza  .
UserLocation: Ebensburg, Pa.
UserEmail1: akaza@kazafire.com
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Date: 06 Sep 2006
Time: 12:16:17

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I am looking for advise on how to restore a hand pumper which I purchased. I have been told that it is a ten man Rumsley. I had a local Menonite buggy maker repair the wheels and now want to do the body.It is still original and the scrols etc are faint but can be seen through all the yellowed varnish. Where and how do I start? Thanks


Username: Ellen Nottingham
UserLocation: Wiscasset, Maine
UserEmail1: ellenott@hotmail.com
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Date: 25 Aug 2006
Time: 15:34:52

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Hello there, Maybe you could add some pictures of the boys that win these competitions for you. I think you could even have a calender of them! : ) Worth a thought, might make some $, they are the best looking group out there pumping!!! Thanks and Sincerely, Ellen


Username: Heath Nichols
UserLocation: Belfast Maine
UserEmail1: lisanicholssalon@verizon.net
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Date: 22 Aug 2006
Time: 22:22:31

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Hunneman Made 29 steam fire engines does anyone know of the location of any one or more or even one for sale please email me any info thank you


Username: Dana Prater
UserLocation: Sheridan, WY
UserEmail1: schs@actaccess.net
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Date: 21 Aug 2006
Time: 14:01:15

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We have recently received the Sheridan Fire Department Chief's helmet for our museum collection. We are trying to date the helmet. It is aluminum, previously painted white, with the frontpiece also of aluminum with the CHIEF, S.F.D. and 5 trumpet scramble all of applied brass. The eagle is solid brass also. We have a photo of the chief wearing the helmet we think around 1909--1915. Was anyone making aluminum helmets that early? It looks like a Cairns helmet but there is no maker's mark, and according to their website, they didn't make them until the 1920s. Are metal front pieces very common? Any help or advice will be much appreciated and we can email photos if anyone would like to see it. Thanks Dana Prater Sheridan County Museum


Username: Dana Prater
UserLocation: Sheridan, WY
UserEmail1: schs@actaccess.net
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Date: 21 Aug 2006
Time: 14:00:20

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We have recently received the Sheridan Fire Department Chief's helmet for our museum collection. We are trying to date the helmet. It is aluminum, previously painted white, with the frontpiece also of aluminum with the CHIEF, S.F.D. and 5 trumpet scramble all of applied brass. The eagle is solid brass also. We have a photo of the chief wearing the helmet we think around 1909--1915. Was anyone making aluminum helmets that early? It looks like a Cairns helmet but there is no maker's mark, and according to their website, they didn't make them until the 1920s. Are metal front pieces very common? Any help or advice will be much appreciated and we can email photos if anyone would like to see it. Thanks Dana Prater Sheridan County Museum


Username: David Kemp
UserLocation: Jaffrey N.H.
UserEmail1: david.kemp7@verizon.net
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Date: 31 Jul 2006
Time: 22:36:16

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Ann: Use White Masons Twine (the string mason use when laying cement blocks) Its avaiable in most hardware stores. To paint, thin out red enamel paint with laquer thinner. (the laquer will kill the gloss, sink into the twine, and stick the twine to the nozzle)


Username: Ann Connor
UserLocation: Springfield, MA
UserEmail1: aconnor@condonmfg.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 25 Jul 2006
Time: 09:29:15

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I have an antique fire nozzle that is approx. 36" high. It was wrapped in red thread. Any idea where I can buy the thread, or what i might be able to use?


Username: Lt. Wayne Yanish
UserLocation: Eaton, Colorado
UserEmail1: wyanish@eatonfire.org
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Date: 18 Jul 2006
Time: 15:17:46

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I was a long time member of a fire department in Minnesota. I am helping them find out some history of their antique fire equipment. They have two pieces of interest. First, a Rumsey Hose Cart in very nice condition from 1886. Second, a Peter Pirsch and Son's Chemical Cart from 1890. We are thinking about reconditioning them to their original condition. Both are loaded with Gold leaf and decoritive painting. The Rumsey is missing it's bell which we'd like to replace. Any suggestions for us as to where we might begin? To get the job done right, how much do you think it might cost? I look forward to hearing from anyone with some expertise! Thanks....Your Brother in Fire, Lt. Wayne Yanish, Eaton Fire Protection District - Eaton, CO


Username: Jeff Betz
UserLocation: Adrian Michigan
UserEmail1: jbetz@ci.adrian.mi.us
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Date: 12 Jul 2006
Time: 16:29:06

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I am our historian and I am looking for info of our past equipt. I have some of the info on this site but would like to know if any still exist other than the HJUSA # 1433 Button. The other two are HJUSA # 398 (extinct?) and HJUSA #1630 Star of Jamaica. She was sold to Jamaica Plains in 1908 and given current name.


Username: Jeff Betz
UserLocation: Adrian Michigan
UserEmail1: jbetz@ci.adrian.mi.us
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Date: 12 Jul 2006
Time: 16:28:52

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I am our historian and I am looking for info of our past equipt. I have some of the info on this site but would like to know if any still exist other than the HJUSA # 1433 Button. The other two are HJUSA # 398 (extinct?) and HJUSA #1630 Star of Jamaica. She was sold to Jamaica Plains in 1908 and given current name.


Username: Robert Warden
UserLocation: Ormond Beach. Florida
UserEmail1: acattailsnursery@aol.com
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Date: 16 Jun 2006
Time: 23:43:05

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I do a living history program on fire fighting. I have an old hose cart. And I am building a chemical cart. Does anyone have plans for a hand pumper so I can build one. Looking for a 2 to 4 person pumper. Can any one help? Thank you for your time.


Username: Mike De Vittorio
UserLocation: Port Chester, Ny
UserEmail1: PCFDHistory@aol.com
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Date: 13 Jun 2006
Time: 19:20:13

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I'm looking for a circa 1920's-1930's American LaFrance Bell eagle to replace one that was removed. If you have any suggestions or know of one for sale please drop me a line at the above e-mail. Thanks


Username: Brad Utter, Waterford Museum
UserLocation: Waterford, NY
UserEmail1: info@waterfordmuseum.com
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Date: 07 Jun 2006
Time: 12:15:36

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This is a great site! The Waterford Heritage Day Committeee invites all Button Fire Engine owners (past and present) to its annual Heritage Day event. Please check our website at www.waterfordheritageday.com to submit info on your Button engine. We are planning to use this website for a database of Button engines and information on each engine. Thank you, Brad Utter, Director of the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center


Username: Jason
UserLocation: Providence, RI
UserEmail1: ffjkf55@cox.net
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Date: 17 May 2006
Time: 09:40:14

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I have come accross an antique black high eagle leather helmet. I am familiar with the Cairns, Olson etc from the 1800's as major helmet makers. The helmet I have is made by "Shelton & Cheever" out of Boston. Anyone familiar with this maker? Any info is appreciated.


Username: Don Mulligan
UserLocation: Long Branch NJ
UserEmail1: donald.mulligan1@us.army.mil
MessageType: Question
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Date: 11 May 2006
Time: 13:25:37

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An area Fire Dept is asking for assistance to identify their hand engine. It is a long side-crank "coffee mill" rotary pump similar to ilustration 11 in "An Illustrated Handbook of Fire Apparatus" by Daly and Robrecht, Phila 1972. Perhaps a Newsham? I have two photos for anyone who care to take a look and offer their thoughts. Thank You, Don Mulligan, President NJ Fire Engine Museum Project http://fireworks-usa.org


Username: William Asher
UserLocation: Rhinebeck, New York
UserEmail1: washer@hvc.rr.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 08 May 2006
Time: 22:22:18

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Can anyone give me contact info for the event being held in Waterford, for the hand Pumpers. We lost our invitation. We need to RSVP. Thanks for any help you can give. Bill.


Username: James F Ellison Jr
UserLocation: South Hamilton, MA
UserEmail1: ellison684@msn.com
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Date: 03 May 2006
Time: 16:36:14

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Haverhill National Guard Armory is to become a fire museum. L V Spalding is there. I do not know when they are open.


Username: Roy Burnham
UserLocation: North Wildwood, New Jersey
UserEmail1: rburnhamsr@yahoo.com
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Date: 22 Apr 2006
Time: 19:16:27

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What ever happened to the L V Spaulding from Haverhill. My Dad and I did the Musters in the 50's. We used to keep it in a little village outside of the city.


Username: Ross
UserLocation: Nebrakska
UserEmail1: husker_fever@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 14 Apr 2006
Time: 18:41:54

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I have come across an old, heavy hand pump with "Cowing and Co. Seneca Falls, NY" on it. From what I have read about the company, I believe it is from a fire engine. Other then that, I know very little about it other then it was my great-grandfathers. Any information would really be appreciated. Thank you, Ross


Username: Jason
UserLocation: Rhode Island
UserEmail1: ffjkf55@cox.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 07 Apr 2006
Time: 22:10:12

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I have a 2 wheel antique hose cart from the late 1800's that I'm restoring. It has large steel wheels that used to have a rubber composite tread. The treads are long gone and I only have the steel wheel/rim left. Any one know where I can purchase a similar covering? Any other suggestions for a wheel covering of some type? Thanks for the help Jason


Username: Scott Seely
UserLocation: Atlanta, GA
UserEmail1: sseelyfire8@comcast.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 03 Apr 2006
Time: 15:26:45

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Hose Cart and Chemical Carts info wanted

Looking for any information pertaining to hose and chemical carts. I am looking for catalogs, spec sheets, photos and sightings of carts. If you have any carts for sale or know of carts for sale, please email me in regards to the info. Currently, trying to form a database for all cart enthusiasts to help try to identify carts through out the United States. Looking particularly for Wirt Knox, Waterous, Hunneman, Rumsey & Co., Robinson, Boyer, Boyd, Hahn, Pirsch and American Lafrance. Any accessories or parts to any hose cart would also be wanted. Bells, gongs, spanner wrenches, nozzles and hoses. If you have a cart, selling a cart or just want any info, please email me at sseelyfire8@comcast.net in regards and I will gladly try to help. Located in Atlanta, Ga.


Username: GW
UserLocation: Greensboro, NC
UserEmail1: firescue4151@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 05 Mar 2006
Time: 17:16:08

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I am looking for an orininal halligan bar. One with Hugh Halligans signature engraved on it. I know many companies still carry these on their trucks today, but I am having a very hard time finding one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated


Username: Tony Fish
UserLocation: Buena Park CA
UserEmail1: iamfish@att.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 21 Feb 2006
Time: 23:22:17

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I am looking for Forker and Pettibone helmets and items from Vernon FD (California). Thanks in advance. Tony


Username: Mike Perna
UserLocation: Shrewsbury Mass.
UserEmail1: mperna@townisp.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 03 Feb 2006
Time: 10:30:54

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Looking for any info/photos, etc. regarding the Shrewsbury MA FD. My Dad was on the dept for 32 years. Have done an "unofficial" dept history. Two hand tubs, Quinsigamond and Fountain still maintained by FD. Thanks for any help.


Username: Jason Strunk
UserLocation: Lowell, Massachusetts Fire Dept.
UserEmail1: JStrunk866@aol.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 03 Feb 2006
Time: 01:25:39

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Greetings,

I am seeking photographs and information for a history book project on the Lowell, Massachusetts Fire Department. Please contact me if you have anything of interest. Thanks for your time.

Lt. Jason Strunk Engine Co. 7 Lowell Fire Dept. Lowell, MA


Username: Tanya
UserLocation: Richmond Mo.
UserEmail1: tanya@accessmo.us
MessageType: Suggestion
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Date: 15 Jan 2006
Time: 11:02:35

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I enjoy you website. I didnt know what a Handtub was until now. Thank you. Keep the history alive with your knowledge. Thank you


Username: Ed Arata
UserLocation: Sutter Creek, California
UserEmail1: eearata@goldrush.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 06 Jan 2006
Time: 08:02:35

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Information, photos and/or sketches is needed on the following two pieces of equipment.

Button & Blake second class 3 stream fire engine

John Rodgers – Albany

Both are listed for sale in a want ad in Jackson, California in 1864 by the Jackson Fire Department. The Button & Blake is of unknown origin at this time. The John Rogers was purchased by the fire department in Volcano, California in 1856 via Sacramento and then sold to Jackson in 1857.

Ed Arata Sutter Creek Fire Dept. Sutter Creek, California eearata@goldrush.com


Username: Cindy Webb
UserLocation: Salem, NH
UserEmail1: Cindyw555@comcast.net
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Date: 04 Jan 2006
Time: 05:38:48

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Calling all Bradstreeters. Allyssa has been chosen to be a student embassador this coming summer. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a great educational experience. We are holding a fundraiser on January 21st at the Elks in Haverhill. $10 at the door, buffet dinner, lots of raffles (including a 50/50). 6pm to midnight. Join us to help raise money for the trip and have a lot of fun. Please feel free to email me at the above address with any questions or just to say hi!


Username: Darryl
UserLocation: Hayden, Id.
UserEmail1: sobotadk@aol.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 27 Dec 2005
Time: 23:33:54

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My Father owns a foamite-childs chemical engine.It is model F-2.It is a big canister that sits upright ,but once leaned over by grabing a wooden handle from the top it turns into a dolly using two wheels attached to either side of the canister that look like oldstyle wooden spoke wheels.It says to fill with 29 gal of water and chemicle b.has a brass screw on top,hose with brass nozzel,if anyone can give info/value/app. age ect.please email,pre thanks and thanks to this website


Username: Ron
UserLocation: Webster Fire Dept, Mass
UserEmail1: rfournier@websterfiredept.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 23 Dec 2005
Time: 01:15:15

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Looking for information on the original pumper for the town of webster, ma. It was the General Taylor #2 Hunneman #296 Webster, MA. i found it listed on your web site, but other inforamtion. We were wondering if it still out there some where or someone has a picture of this pumper. If anyone has information please send me an e-mail. Thank you for your time.


Username: Robert
UserLocation: New Westminster B.C. Canada
UserEmail1: rmac027@yahoo.ca
MessageType: Question
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Date: 12 Dec 2005
Time: 04:46:25

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Looking to purchase late 1800,1900 circa waterous steamer or hose reel. Thanks


Username: Wayne
UserLocation: Cluny, Alberta Canada
UserEmail1: wfreeman@telusplanet.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 24 Sep 2005
Time: 22:24:06

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Our volunteer fire department has a hand drawn chemical cart. It has rubber tires and the plate on it says "Foamite Mark Chemical Engine Smothers Fire LA France Fire Engine and Foamite Limited Engineer and manufacturers Toronto Canada Patened in United States 1161090 - 1214661 - 1438430 RE 16094 and in Foreign Countries Patents Pending Model FM. We would like to restore it and are looking for a picture. If anybody knows where we can find info on it please let me know. THANKS


Username: chris
UserLocation: philly pa
UserEmail1: pfdl24@aol.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 22 Aug 2005
Time: 19:50:12

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Can someone tell me when cairns moved from New York City to its current home in Clifton, NJ?

Thanks, Chris B


Username: LONNIE CLARK
UserLocation: MYRTLE BEACH SC
UserEmail1: COASTIE27@AOL..COM
MessageType: Question
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Date: 13 Aug 2005
Time: 15:50:19

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DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ANY INFO ON WHERE I CAN GET SOME HUNNEMAN HARD SUCTION HOSES, EITHER REPRO OR REAL?


Username: Dave
UserLocation: Kansas City, MO
UserEmail1: davidffmed@sbcglobal.net
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Date: 27 Jul 2005
Time: 12:51:04

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I work for a fire dept that has an antique chemical cart that we are trying to restore. I am looking for any information I can find. It was made by Pyrene Manufacturing Co., has a 40 gallon tank and uses 1 1/4 in rubber jacketed hose with brass fixtures. It has the number 460 stamped on the axle and the wheeles are metal not wood. I have been trying to find an info Pyrene Manu. but so far have come up with nothing. If you could help out I would appreciate it.


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Date: 26 Jul 2005
Time: 23:25:33

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Username: Janet
UserLocation: Oakdale, Connecticut
UserEmail1: Bluedragonsmama@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 26 Jul 2005
Time: 17:03:48

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In regard to my previous question, it's a 1848 Assoc. Fireman's Ins. Co. firemark. Thanks


Username: Janet
UserLocation: Oakdale, Connecticut
UserEmail1: Bluedragonsmama@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 26 Jul 2005
Time: 17:01:01

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How do you tell if a firemark is real or a repo? It was given to my husband 25 years ago but can't find out if it's real or not. I have found pictures of a repo of the 1841 Assc. Fireman's Ins. Co. firemark, which matches ours but how long ago did they start reproducing them? Thanks for your help.


Username: ellis
UserLocation: willenhall uk
UserEmail1: ellis_robo@hotmail.co.uk
MessageType: Question
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Date: 20 Jul 2005
Time: 07:51:26

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could anyone help by telling me how much a junior pyrene fire extinguisher is. it looks old but still in good condition and its still full please email me if any one could let me know about anything thankyou ellis

Username: Tom Kokernak
UserLocation: Sterling, MA
UserEmail1: Tom@fire-antiques.com
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Date: 15 Jul 2005
Time: 22:20:01

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Check out the website http://www.fire-antiques.com. A great website dedicated to fireifghting related antiques & memorabilia.


Username: Rebecca
UserLocation: Newton, MA
UserEmail1: rsbirenbaum@wisc.edu
MessageType: Question
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Date: 07 Jul 2005
Time: 09:21:26

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Is there anywhere in the Greater Boston Area that I would be able to go to to purchase the apparel (namely the t-shirts) available on this website? I would really like to make a purchase however I am unable to wait for the 2-3 week shipping period. Is there anyway items could be shipped sooner if this website is the only place to make this purchase?

Thank you, Rebecca


Username: Matthew Mainville
UserLocation: Fort Covington N.Y.
UserEmail1: Mainvillefiredad@aol.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 06 Jul 2005
Time: 23:08:02

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Need info on restoring a 1850 button pumper.


Username: Paul Kelly
UserLocation: Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
UserEmail1: pk4178@comcast.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 28 Jun 2005
Time: 22:31:57

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WANTED: Hand drawn hose cart and other hand drawn apparatus. If you are selling or know someone who is selling one please let me know. Thankyou


Username: Tim Kirby
UserLocation: Knoxville, TN
UserEmail1: twkirby@cityofknoxville.org
MessageType: Question
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Date: 24 Jun 2005
Time: 08:44:01

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I have a 1 1/2 Quart "Fire Gun No 2" hand pump extinguisher made by Foamite Childs Corportation. It appears to be made of Copper. Can you please email me with an approx. date that this is from? Thanks


Username: Denise Whitney
UserLocation: Gardner, MA
UserEmail1: dtw1129@yahoo.com
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Date: 17 Jun 2005
Time: 22:24:20

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Les Whitney will be celebrating his 60th Birthday with family, Melissa Farris and many friends this weekend...email him and wish him a happy 60th and many more...eliwhit619@yahoo.com


Username: rogee
UserLocation: rochester,nh
UserEmail1: pumptub555@hotmail.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 16 Jun 2005
Time: 01:30:51

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when the gov. bradstreet shows up in stowe vermont,the locals will be horrified,no doubt.don't you agree?


Username: Joseph Navin
UserLocation: Ansonia, CT
UserEmail1: jnavin@snet.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 15 Jun 2005
Time: 10:53:17

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Does anyone know where I can get a Boston style fire helmet front made? You can reply back to my e-mail. Thanks.


Username: Bill Hall
UserLocation: Cols. Ohio
UserEmail1: cofmuseum@aol.com
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Date: 09 Jun 2005
Time: 14:30:58

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Please get rid of dark green background or change all your lettering from black to a lighter color.


Username: Bill Hall
UserLocation: Columbus, OHIO
UserEmail1: cofmuseum@aol.com
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Date: 09 Jun 2005
Time: 14:28:56

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Our museum recently had a hand-pumper donated with an '1898 pumper' sign on it. No mfg markings of any kind. We have several regular style hand pumpers (Gleason/Bailey, Button)but this is unusual. Looks like maybe a factory pumper. Two steel wheels 'pull up' so frame rests on ground. Hard suction was underneath two open 6" cylinders with small pressure dome. Hard suction is angled to that the pump would almost have had to be directly over or very near a cistern or underground tank. About 12' long, 2 man maybe 4 man paump. Photos available, send email address. Pleaas help identify!


Username: laura
UserLocation: pas, Ms
UserEmail1: lil_mis_pimpette588@yahoo.com
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Date: 08 Jun 2005
Time: 20:27:57

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I have a patent 1924 Gamewell Fire Alarm Box. I was wondering how much it was worth.. been looking at bids on ebay, no one's really bidded. The highest bid was around 25 dollars. I know it's not that cheap. Thanks!!!


Username: Carl Kline
UserLocation: San Diego, CA
UserEmail1: kline@shopoftools.com
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Date: 08 Jun 2005
Time: 17:48:24

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Please change the green background as it is very hard to read black print text.


Username: Rob Pliskin
UserLocation: Phelan, CA
UserEmail1: robp9@yahoo.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 07 Jun 2005
Time: 15:07:56

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Seeking handtub to buy, lease, or be shared or donated, along with handtub/firefighter mentors. Greater Los Angeles -- San Fernando. Part of a school district incentive and outdoor education program. Beginning Fall 2005.

Even tho a former wildland firefighter, I have great gaps in my knowledge of antique apparatus.

Are there horse/mule drawn handtubs? If so, would crews come in another conveyance? Do handtubs require an additional water supply to couple into?

Thanks, Rob Pliskin Phelan, CA


Username: Lyn
UserLocation: Nebraska
UserEmail1: bvelvet@atcjet.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 03 Jun 2005
Time: 13:34:00

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I have an old brass fire hose end that is marked Colt, Patented Dec 4, 1917 and is 18 inches long. Does it have any value? Thank you.


Username: Donna
UserLocation: Plattsburgh, NY
UserEmail1: ccnurse1@aol.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 25 May 2005
Time: 10:39:26

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I have an old LaFrance fire nozzle with the imprint " American-LaFrance & Foamite Corporation" pat. July 1919. I am just curious about it and if anyone has any information about it or knows where I might find out more about it I'd appreciate it, Thanks !


Username: David F. Kazmierczak
UserLocation: Buffalo N.Y.
UserEmail1: kfd313396111@hotmail.com
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Date: 13 May 2005
Time: 09:40:57

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Hi The Buffalo Department would like to invite you to our 125th Anniversary Parade and Muster,July 30th,2005,B.F.D.bus tour, includes a tour of R.D. MURRAY AMERICAN LA FRANCE PLANT July 31st,2005,for info e-mail kfd313396111@hotmail.com This is in between Penn Yans muster and the national in Syracuse N.Y. Make it a muster extravaganza attend all three.Write BFD 125TH Ann. p.o. box352 Buff.,NY 14213 Thank You Stay Safe Brothers!


Username: kenny
UserLocation: fall river, ma.
UserEmail1: kple5@aol.com
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Date: 12 May 2005
Time: 17:22:46

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to: david falconi i am looking for any info about fall river fire dept also fall rivers, massasoit engine 5 a hunniman steamer build in august of 1873


Username: Theresa
UserLocation: Shamokin, Pa
UserEmail1: tamma@ptdprolog.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 12 May 2005
Time: 11:57:19

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wonderfull site... I have a question , my husband brought home 2 Pyrene Fire Extinguishers that he was given , both are still full , the one is still in the original box , there are no brackets for hanging ect other then that they are in wonderful shape just needing a little cleanign up, they are brass , the Label says Heavy Vehicle Type above the logo, No.U66832 and No.U727085 , both are 1 quart hand fire extinguishers Classification B2: C-2 . and they also say Newark New Jersey . Is there any information about these , and where would i find information on them. Thank You in advance


Username: lynda@ar-digit.net
UserLocation: Cecil, Arkansas
UserEmail1: lynda@ar-digit.net
MessageType: Question
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Date: 10 May 2005
Time: 01:08:00

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Our Rural Fire Department has an old Fire Hose Reel in excellent condition. We are wondering what it's value might be? Could you give me information as to where I might be able to find the info that I am seeking?

Thanks, Lynda


Username: Jim Tormey
UserLocation: Portland, OR
UserEmail1: j28alf@aol.com
MessageType: Question
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Date: 09 May 2005
Time: 13:45:22

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I am looking for a small piano box style hand pumper circa 1840-1860 or so. I do living history demonstrations in conjunction with civil war reenactments in the area and my hose cart could use a water source. Projects are ok.


Username: Jim Tormey
UserLocation: Portland, OR
UserEmail1: j28alf@aol.com
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Date: 09 May 2005
Time: 13:44:55

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I am looking for a small piano box style hand pumper circa 1840-1860 or so. I do living history demonstrations in conjunction with civil war reenactments in the area and my hose cart could use a water source. Projects are ok.


Username: M.Hitt
UserLocation: Morenci, Michigan
UserEmail1: harleyhitt1@yahoo.com
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Date: 05 May 2005
Time: 22:31:57

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Looking for an Old Crank type siren. Please e-mail me if you have one or know where I might purchase one at.


Username: M.Hitt
UserLocation: Morenci, Michigan
UserEmail1: harleyhitt1
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Date: 05 May 2005
Time: 22:29:10

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Username: Brad Utter
UserLocation: Waterford, NY
UserEmail1: whmcc@nycap.rr.com
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Date: 05 May 2005
Time: 14:26:33

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Calling all Button Fire Engine owners and enthusiasts. You are invited to the annual Waterford Heritage Day- in Waterford, NY. Please check our website for more info- http://www.waterfordmuseum.com/heritageday.htm Brad Utter, Director of the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center


Username: Brad Utter
UserLocation: Waterford, NY
UserEmail1: whmcc@nycap.rr.com
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Date: 05 May 2005
Time: 14:26:19

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Calling all Button Fire Engine owners and enthusiasts. You are invited to the annual Waterford Heritage Day- in Waterford, NY. Please check our website for more info- http://www.waterfordmuseum.com/heritageday.htm Brad Utter, Director of the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center


Username: Taber Akin
UserLocation: Lakeville, MN
UserEmail1: bethandtaber@yahoo.com
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Date: 23 Mar 2005
Time: 21:43:58

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I am looking for an antique fire badge and/or hat badge (early 1900's) that does not have a city name on it. I volunteer at the firehall in a 1900s historic village and I want the badges to use in the rebuilt fire hall. I am looking to purchase the badge or badges.


Username: Chad Graves
UserLocation: Paris Texas
UserEmail1: chad_graves@hotmail.com
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Date: 22 Mar 2005
Time: 15:17:06

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Does anyone have any information at all where i cant get ahold of a operational gong/bell. If anyone cant point me in the right direction of can give me any idea on cost installation or anything else it would be appreciated. The bell/gong doesnt have to be the prettiest thing you have ever seen just operational


Username: donald Erickson
UserLocation: Minneapolis Minnesota
UserEmail1: derickson3364@netzero.com
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Date: 19 Mar 2005
Time: 01:00:27

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looking for old fire helments or turn out gear to add to my fire patch colliction send me a email and tell me what you have thank you


Username: donald Erickson
UserLocation: Minneapolis Minnesota
UserEmail1: derickson3364@netzero.com
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Date: 19 Mar 2005
Time: 00:56:07

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looking for old fire coats from any state to add to my patch colliction Email me and tell me what you have and how much you want for it


Username: Don Mulligan
UserLocation: Long Branch NJ
UserEmail1: dmulligan@monmouth.com
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Date: 06 Mar 2005
Time: 21:55:59

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Friends! We are researching pipes and guns to restore 1930 water tower, American LaFrance w/ American Hoist 65' tower. Can anyone assist with technical info about the "plumbing"? Related question: Can anyone advise about Invincible Nozzle made by J Morse of Boston? We have some and not sure if they were part of the water tower. Thanks!


Username: Joel Derouin
UserLocation: Sackets Harbor, New York
UserEmail1: slderouin@hotmail.com
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Date: 27 Feb 2005
Time: 18:08:06

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Our fire department would like to know the date of the auction in Allentown (Spring Fling listed on your home page). We would like to attend and can not find it on your calendar. Please respons by e-mail or call (315)646-3850 and ask for Joel. Thank you.


Username: eric
UserLocation: troy,michigan
UserEmail1: flash4323@wowway.com
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Date: 19 Feb 2005
Time: 01:05:51

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Question... an antique dealer in my city has a gamewell alarm box. i do not know the number or year, but i have not seen one like this. it is of traditional shape and has a traditional lock and pull station with all the gears and such. the odd part is this box has a second door directly below the pull station locked door. imagine a full size door on a box. this locked portion is only about 2/3 the size and the other door is below that with out a lock. inside the unlocked door is a phone and cord. I can not seem to find any info on this on line. is this rare or unique to a certain area? if you need more info please tell me. thanks eric


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Our department has an old GRANT hose cart, original equipment, that we restored. Where can I get an appraisal value to have it insured? Thanks for your help.


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We have a horse drawn hose carriage that needs a little work. Looking for someone that specalizes in this type of work in the North East. Can any one point me in the right direction?


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To Paul looking for info on the Fall River equipment, Email me at the above address I might have some info for you.


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I know of a Hunneman hand tub # 388 in Rangeley Maine Fire Dept. The name is Torrent # 2 The history as I know of it is that it came from Bath Iron Works in 1850. In 1867 it was sold to WinthropMaine. Rangeley Maine purchaced it in 1895. It was in service until 1930. It is still in Rangeley & the Rangeley Fire Dept.Association.


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Does anyone have any information about a handtub or hose reel company in Fall River Mass circe 1862 named CASCADE.


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I'm looking for a price or value of a circa 1900 man pulled fire hose cart. thank you Jon Swenson.


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I have an old fire extinguisher grenade/sprinkler. It a label telling how to use it by The "Fire King" Company in Englewood, Colorado. Another label has "The new amazing Vapyr-X fire extinguishing fluid, contains no carbon tet." It is a clear glass bulb with a yellow fluid in it. It was stored in a white plastic container. the container has holes in the bottom with a striker to break the bottle and is being held open by a heat disc. This extingersher is still in its original pakaging dating back to 1963 and looks to be in new conditon. I would really like to know what it is worth? I have one for myself, but have access to 4 more in same condition.


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I posted a question this morning and it did not appear. Is there something that I should be aware of.


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I have a fire hose nozzle with the imprint; American-LaFrance Foamite Corp. Elmira, N.Y. 2 1/2 NAT STD HOSE.

Is this of any value? Thank you for your anticipated assistance. Please email me. Roberta


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Great website. I collect New York State & Foreign Fire Department Memorabilia. Mainly badges, ribbons, photos, and patches. If you have anything to sell in this category, drop me an e-mail.


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There is a New Northwest Firefighter's Bulletin Board. Free job postings, no fee, or anything to sell...just a love for the profession. Please check us out and get this forum started.

If you would please forward to any friends that would be interested.

Thank you.

WWW.FIREFIGHTERFORUM.NET


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HI, This is a great site, thanks. :-) I have a Gamewell Fire Alarm Box #926. I know nothing about it. Could someone suggest a place to look for information or do you know something about it? Anything would be greatly appreciated. I want to sell it but don't know how much to ask. Thanks again. Rick


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I am an auctioneer and have found a junior v-12 gas engine in a current sale. I would like to find out anything that I can about this motor and is anyone looking for same. The plate on the oil pan read engine No. BJ7.200 thanks for any help.


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We have a Rumsey 15 Hand pumper that I am trying to find information about. Can anybody provide me with information about the company and this particular model? We are also looking for a bell for this pumper to replace the missing one. Thanks


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Hello, I have acquired an old piece that I am trying to find out some information about. Could this be an old firefighting water bucket? It's cylinder and stands about 19" high and is 8-9" in diameter. Upper part flares out to pour as well does the bottom to sit on. It's made out of copper, event the bail and bottom handle. It has brass bands for trim. There is a Number 5 in the oval brass plate on the front. I can send a picture if needed.Any info you could give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Sherry


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Als eine der renommierten Detekteien im Bund Internationaler Detektive e.V. unterstützen wir auch die Detekteien die mit einem Auftrag überfordert sind. Detektei und Auskunftei


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My dad is a retired Chicago fireman. I am looking for the type of gamewell register that they used in the Chicago Fire Dept. I would like to get this for him. If anyone knows where I can find one please let me know. I can't find the ones used in Chicgao on Ebay. Thanks!


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My dad is a retired Chicago fireman. I am looking for the type of gamewell register that they used in the Chicago Fire Dept. I would like to get this for him. If anyone knows where I can find one please let me know. I can't find the ones used in Chicgao on Ebay. Thanks!


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My niece has just come into possession of a Brass Junior Pyrene fire Extinguisher. It is marked Great West Road Brentord Middlesex England with a number marked on it 34-9735 Any information on when it was made and what for or any other comments would be appreciated. Thank you BB


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What a cool site.


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I just receined a Pyrene fire extinguisher for Christmas and would like to see when it was made and any other info on it. Any help would great. Thanks


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I have a Chicago Fire Dept., extinguiser. Is copper. For fire turn bottom up. This is in red. Racine Iron & wire works Racine Wisc(placque) To recharge (placque). I anyone would know of the worth of this please let me know. Thank you


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Hand drawn hose cart and other hand drawn apparatus wanted. If you are selling or know someone who is selling one please let me know.Thankyou


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WHERE CAN I FIND MORE OF MY COLLECTIN AVAILIBLE TO BE HAD ON AN UP TO DATE BASES ?


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A friend recently has given me a Fire Extinguisher for me to reseach. I would like to know more about its age and value and if it is authentic or repro.. It was made by the Foamite Childs Corporation in Utica, NY..It is a 2 1/2 Gallon Hand Fire Extinguisher. Classification A-1;B-1 NO.76077. Trade mark FOAMITE. Patent pending in USA and in Foreign Countries and tested at 350 Lbs. I believe the yop handle part and the spicket and spout to hose are brass and believe Fire Extinguisher Container is Copper. It stands approx. 24" Tall by 8" Diameter and is in very good condition. If anyone can help with any information please contact me at sammy_serrano@yahoo.com


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Hello

I have an odd request. As a collector of international firefighters gear I am looking for a US firefighters helmet and an axe. I hope that you could help me. Do you know someone who has an (old) US firefighters-helmet? I am willing to pay (a little) ore trade to a Dutch firefighters-helmet. If you can't help me I would appreciate it if you could help me with a URL of a site with other "US firefighters stuff" collectors.

Bart Jansens Leenderweg 38 Valkenswaard The Netherlands Europe


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I have a pyrene handheld 1 quart fire extinguisher made in New Jersey with a serial # D34495. I would like to know if anyone knowes the year it was manufactured or how I can find that information out.\Thank you very much Art


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My father needs washers and gaskets to a pump he recently purchased. The pump has 2 outlets - on it is Rumsey 1 Seneca, N.Y.- Numbers: 256 & 284 & 0911 are stamped on it also. Can you tell us where to get parts for this pump? (My e-mail has blockers - please use the subject 'Rumsey Pump') Thanks!


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Could someone give me the history of a print of The Red Jacket 1894 NewEngland leauge champion. The Brooks Bank Note CO. of Boston appears to be the company that printed this print . It is approx. 30" X 25" .Any idea on value or significance would be appreciated Thanks