I’m looking for information on my Barton fire Pump (8-18-16)

Hello – I’m looking for information on my Barton fire Pump. On the name plate, it says size 2  1/2 inch-B 1 A and the shop number is C1909 3  and on the casting it says T 30. I’m also trying to mount the pump to my 1925 Ford Model TT, but I need info on how to mount the pump and make a shaft from the pump to the crank of the motor. I’m also looking for a basket that a booster hose would have been rolled up into on top of a hose bed or chemical tank. Thanks Brian DeBosschere  email or phone 630 834 4156

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Where was this photo taken? (12-19-15)

Wanted: Location of the attached photo. May have to use the building in the background. Horse-drawn ladder truck is thought to be a circa 1892 FEMCO with a Babcock hoist. Email   Phone: 330-875-2323


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Researching US Fire Apparatus Co. (3-21-15)

I am researching US Fire Apparatus Company of Wilmington Delaware. I am seeking any and all information on the wagons and trucks manufactured by the company from their beginning in 1909 until their end in 1953. From the late 1930s until 1953 they made most of the fire trucks sold by the Autocar Company under the Autocar name. This is not the fire trucks built by the Motor Transport Depot, Camp Holabird, Baltimore, Maryland using a similar name. I have a number of factory photos for anyone interested. I am in contact with one of the grandsons of the founder, Charles Bernard Punte. Yes, I am related to the founder. Bernie Punte (443) 745-6590 or email

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Info about Seagrave Sign (3-21-15)

I recently found this Seagrave sign at a flea market and I have several questions. I believe it was mounted on the motor. Does anyone have a photo of it mounted on a motor. Also, can anyone tell me the vintage, rarity, and current value? any help is greatly appreciated. Contact: John Northey 707-527-7451 or email


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Albany, NY Steam Engines (1-16-15)

I’m trying to track down the original steam engines used by our fire department – Albany, NY. They were from 1865 and the three were nicknamed The James McQuade, the Putnam, and the Thomas Kearney. Here is some info and picture on The James McQuade. I’m looking for a steam pumper from 1864-65 manufactured by banks and company from Tribes Hill, NY. It was delivered to Albany in 1865 and, as best I can figure out, it was still in Albany as of 1980; though I can’t find it locally any more. Thank you. Tim Blaney Email 


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cylinder (2-19-14)

I do not know what engine or year this cylinder goes on. it has almost a 4 1/2″ bore and has 13019E cast on the top of head. it looks to be in good condition. Email

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