Info on International C30 Pumper (6-22-18)

I just bought an International C30 Pumper. It’s registered as a 1937, but I believe it’s a ’36- I don’t think they made C30’s in 1937. The truck is all original — with 3288 total miles on it. (That’s driving it about 40 miles per year) It came out of Mason City, NE. It’s always been out of the weather and garaged, so the wood planking on the cab floor and rear well is basically like new. I’m trying to find out more about the Internationals in general, and definitely more about this apparatus. Research has just begun. Attached are some photos which you can post on your website. I have a fairly large (100 +/-) collection of polished brass nozzles as well. Email  or 253-227-2167

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Info needed on this apparatus (6-22-18)

I am looking for any information regarding the attached vehicle.  Until recently, there was no prior knowledge of this piece of apparatus existing in the history of our fleet.  If someone could assist up with identifying the manufacturer and possible model year, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Chris Morigerato, Past Chief, Latham Fire Department, Latham, NY  Email

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Looking for Current Owner (6-22-18)

I am looking for the current owner of the 1952 Seagrave featured in the attached photos.  The last I knew, it was owned by Richard Campbell in central New Jersey.  That was in 2009.  The email address that I have for Richard is no longer valid.  Looking to acquire the engine to place back in the Kohler, WI Fire Department to celebrate their heritage.

Thanks, Dave Darin Email  or  (920) 980-5647 Kohler, WI

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Trying to find Our 1939 American La France (3-24-18)

Our department is trying to find our 1939 American La France it was sold to a private collector in the 70s and last seen at an event in Fort McHenry MD in the late 70s early 80s. It’s Reg. No. Is L-1120 Type 550 CC ship Order 1600 Ship Date 6/30/1939 Any help hour information would be greatly appreciated.  Email or 301-748-8937

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USFS Class C tankers of 1950-60s (3-12-18)

I would like to ask for info on building a USFS Class 3 forest fire tanker, c. 1956-64? I was a summer fire fighter to pay my way through college, and remember fondly driving a ’56 Chevy and ’64 Dodge Class 3 — which was just a 2T flatbed with a slip-on pumper/tool/open crew unit. Sounds hokey, but we were very effective: ‘back in the ‘day, when we actually put out the fires’! I’ve never done a truck or a fire rig before, tho I built my first car model about 1954 with dad, from the Gowland/Revell “Highway Pioneers” series. Wick Humble
Email or  (530) 345-7766

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Wanted info on following pumper trying to find where its at (3-12-18)

Wanted any information on the location of the following pumper a 1941 Ford Oren pumper 500 gpm x new Richmond Ohio, Southern Clermont County.  Serial number of 176.  Last known location we know about was in the Texas area around 1997.

We are trying to locate this pumper to bring it back to New Rchmond as it was our second fire truck and we still have our first one a 1939 Chevrolet Oren

We would like to restore it or bring it back home again permanently

If you know anything about the location of this pumper or own it we would like to personally talk to you.  Hope someone out there can help us out thanks much

Doug Tieman  513-600-0749 or Email

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As an officer of the Latham Fire Department, AKA (S. W. Pitts Hose Co) I have attached a photo of our first piece of firefighting equipment, which I’m trying to locate. The piece in question is a 1910 Howe combination chemical engine which we purchased new at that time, posed in front of the then station, with many interested residents in attendance.

We believe the 1910 Howe is in a private collection, possibly in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont or in the New England area. Any assistance in locating the whereabouts of this historical piece would be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you in advance for your assistance,

Richard Barlette

Board of Directors

Latham Fire Department

Latham, NY 12110

518-783-7738 or Email

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