Fire Engine Photos

from the collection of Ed Hass

Buffalo

Port Monmouth, NJ, Type 50 pumper, right side, Fire & Water Engineering magazine, June 1, 1927, page 557.

Wink, TX, Type 50 pumper, left side, Fire & Water Engineering magazine, February 20, 1929, page 156.

Wink, TX, Type 50 pumper, left side, Fire & Water Engineering magazine, April 17, 1929, page 338. Same ad appeared in Fire & Water Engineering magazine, July 24, 1929, page 653.

Cadillac

Atwater, CA, 1918 Cadillac with circa-1930 Barton front-mount pump, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Chevrolet

San Francisco, CA, circa-1939 Chevrolet, formerly the coffee wagon for the San Francisco Fire Department (it would serve refreshments to firefighters at major fires). Left-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Fenton, Idaho, circa-1940 Chevrolet pumper. Owned by a police officer in San Jose, CA. Left-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Fenton, Idaho, circa-1940 Chevrolet pumper. Owned by a police officer in San Jose, CA. Left-rear, Ed Hass photo.

Christie

line-up of five Christie (Front Drive Motor Company, Hoboken, NJ) tractors on steamers, Fire Department of New York (FDNY), right-front, from Fire and Water Engineering magazine.

Clapp & Jones

Woodland, CA, 1874 Clapp & Jones steamer, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Woodland, CA, 1874 Clapp & Jones steamer, right side, Ed Hass photo.

Woodland, CA, 1874 Clapp & Jones steamer, right-rear, Ed Hass photo.

Woodland, CA, 1874 Clapp & Jones steamer, close-up of boiler pressure gauge, Ed Hass photo.

Coast (successor to FABCO)

ex-Monterey Bay Academy, Monterey, CA, 1953 GMC/Coast pumper, owned by Jim Christmas, Fremont, CA. Right-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Sunnyvale, CA, IH/Coast pumper. Right-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Sunnyvale, CA, IH/Coast pumper. Left-rear, Ed Hass photo.

circa-1966 IH/Coast pumper, owned by Sheriff's Departemnet, San Mateo County, CA. Left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Dodge

Benicia, CA, circa-1946 Dodge pumper, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

"Squad 51" of Los Angeles County, CA, Dodge paramedic-rescue, built for and used in 1970s TV show "Emergency!", right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Douglas

1863 Douglas hand pumper, "Pegasus", American River, CA, Ed Hass photo.

FABCO (see also Coast)

1937 Chevrolet/Fabco pumper, Castro Valley, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

1937 Chevrolet/Fabco pumper, owned by Alyssa Ann Rusch California Burn Foundation (donated to them by former owner Craig Bell), left-front, Ed Hass photo.

1937 Chevrolet/Fabco pumper, California Burn Foundation, left-rear, Ed Hass photo.

Fabco pumper, Emeryville, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Federal

Jerry Pajak, Toledo, OH, 1937 Federal truck, shop-built service ladder body, ex-Toledo, OH, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Ford

Saratoga, CA, 1914 Ford T chemical and hose, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Mount Shasta, CA, 1915 Ford T chemical and hose, right side, from postcard.

Sam Jacobs, Pacifica, CA, 1926 Ford T fire chief's car, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Walt Patstone, San Carlos, CA, 1928 Canadian-built Ford A chemical and hose car, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Tiburon, CA, 1928 Canadian-built Ford A chemical and hose car (bought from Walt Patstone), right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Saratoga, CA, 1928 Ford A hose wagon, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Ad for B&M siren made for installation on Ford chassis, Fire Engineering magazine, August 21, 1929, page 739.

South Placer, CA, 1930 Ford AA hose wagon, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Late-1940s Ford V-8 hose wagon, Auburn, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Woodland, CA, circa-1947 Ford pumper, ex-Lakeville, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Hale

Water Tower 1, Fire Department of New York (FDNY), 1898 Hale 65-foot water tower built by Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing Company (FEMCO), Chicago, IL. Shown with 1927 FWD tractor, and new hoist that was installed in 1936, at a fire in 1954. Left-front, Jack Supple photo.

Article tracing the history of water towers, from Fire Engineering magazine, February 20, 1929, page 143.

Horse-Drawn

Horse-drawn aerial ladder truck operating at a fire in Sharon, PA, right-front, from Fire Engineering magazine, February 20, 1929, page 150.

1909 horse-drawn hose wagon, built in and used in San Bernardino, CA, right side. At antique fire engine muster, Atascadero, CA, Ed Hass photo.

Howe

1881 Howe hand pumper, ex-Richville, MI, still in original paint, owner Mark Bogden, Elk Grove, CA. At antique fire engine muster, Atascadero, CA, left side, Ed Hass photo

International Harvester (IH)

circa-1937 pumper, possibly an IH, Morro Bay, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Aromas, CA 1958 IH pumper, privately owned in Cupertino, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

early-1960s IH pumper, original owner unknown, at Ardenwood Farm, Fremont, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Mack

1929 Mack Type 19 pumper, Detroit, MI, right-front, from 1929 ad in Fire Engineering magazine.

circa-1931 Mack pumper, at antique fire engine muster, Watsonville, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

San Francisco, CA, 1931 Mack tractor, under restoration, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Engine 1, San Jose, CA, 1931 Mack pumper, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Bonny Doon, CA, 1935 Mack pumper, ex-Pasadena, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Wendell Joost, Geurneville, CA, CA, 1935 Mack model 19 tractor-drawn (tillered) service ladder truck, ex-San Francisco, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

circa-1935 Mack pumper, possibly Madera, CA, at antique fire engine muster, Benicia, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Pleasanton, CA, 1938 Mack pumper, left-front, at Pleasanton fire museum, Ed Hass photo.

Pleasanton, CA, 1938 Mack pumper, left-front, on parade, Ed Hass photo.

Stripped and rusty remains of 1938 Mack type E skid-mount forestry-type pumper, Model 40 #1034, for sale for $250 in 1988 by Al B. Smith, Los Gatos, CA. Smith was the former President of the Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) store chain (which his father founded), and an avid collector of railroad memorabilia, including owning two steam locomotives. Smith also owned two hand-drawn hose reels, which Ed Hass bought in November 1988 and restored; Ed donated both reels to San Jose (CA) Historical Museum in 1997. Highway 85 now runs through where Smith's orchard and this pumper sat. In recent years since Smith died, this Mack has been seen in various yards and lots in the vicinity of Highway 17/880 in Los Gatos. One of Smith's steam locomotive belongs to CalPoly in San Luis Obispo, CA, and the other to California State Railroad Museum at Sacramento, CA. Ed Hass photos:
Front.
Left-front.
Right-front.
Hood and grille.
Under hood, view of motor.
Dashboard.
Driver's seat and fuel tank.
Rear view.

1940 Mack model 45 pumper under restoration, Wayne Cecchino, Arcadia, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Hewy Wick, Hemet, CA, 1940 Mack model 45 pumper bought from Wayne Cecchino, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Foresthill, CA, 1940 Mack pumper, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Crash 80, Los Angeles City, CA, 1940 Mack pumper/airport crash truck, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Crash 80, Los Angeles City, CA, 1940 Mack pumper/airport crash truck, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Lakeport, CA, 1941 Mack pumper, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Unkown circa-1941 Mack pumper in California, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

1944 Mack pumper, Livermore, CA, left side, Ed Hass photo.

1944 Mack pumper, Livermore, CA, left-rear, Ed Hass photo.

1944 Mack pumper, Livermore, CA, left side, Ed Hass photo.

1944 Mack pumper, Livermore, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

1945 Mack pumper, ex-Albany, CA, owned and restored by Gil Aymeric and Bill Egan, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

1949 Mack model L pumper, Daly City, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

1949 Mack model L pumper, Daly City, CA, right side, Ed Hass photo.

Mack model L pumper, at antique fire engine muster, Redlands, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Same Mack model L pumper, at antique fire engine muster, Redlands, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Mack model L pumper, Loma Linda, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Mack model L pumper, Loma Linda, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

1952 Mack model L pumper, ex-Arcade, CA, privately owned in Folsom, CA in 1987, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

unknown Mack model L pumper, at antique fire engine muster, Atascadero, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Engine 2, Banyan Heights, PA, Mack model L pumper, at antique fire engine muster, Redlands, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Engine 2, Banyan Heights, PA, Mack model L pumper, at antique fire engine muster, Redlands, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Cliff Smith, San Jose, CA, 1951 Mack model L pumper, ex-Salinas, CA, at Redwood City, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Mack model L fire department wrecker, Long Beach, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Modified 1955 Mack model B pumper, Bob and Marilyn Katzman, Old Firehouse, San Francisco, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo. This pumper is used to carry tourists from the popular Pier 39 area, across the Golden Gate Bridge. It is also used for public events at the 1897 San Francisco firehouse (in background) that the Katzmans restored, which they operate as a fire museum.

1957 Mack model B pumper, American River, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Mack pumper, Engine 281, at antique fire engine muster, Fresno, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

1965 Mack super-pumper and super-pumper tender, FDNY (New York, NY), left side layout drawings.

Hewy Wick, Hemet, CA, 1965 Mack super-pumper tender, ex-FDNY (New York, NY), left-rear, Ed Hass photo. At SPAAMFAA National convention, San Bernardino, CA, February, 1997.

1968 Mack model CF pumper, ex-Freedom, CA, for sale at Chuck Waugaman's fire flea market, Watsonville, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

1968 Mack model CF pumper, ex-Freedom, CA, for sale at Chuck Waugaman's fire flea market, Watsonville, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

1968 Mack model CF pumper, Lund-Pearson-McLaughlin fire protection, under repair in 1993 at Russett Diesel, Fremont, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

1968 Mack model CF pumper, Lund-Pearson-McLaughlin fire protection, rear view, Ed Hass photo.

Heavy Rescue 56, Los Angeles City, CA, 1974 Mack wrecker, right-front, Ed Hass photo. A year after this 1994 photo, this Mack wrecker and a companion 1968 Crown wrecker were replaced at Heavy Rescue 56 with a 1995 Peterbilt wrecker.

Maxim

Maxim pumper, Red Hills Ranch, CA, at antique fire apparatus muster, Columbia, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Another view of the Maxim pumper of Red Hills Ranch, CA, at Columbia, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Mercedes Unimog

Mercedes Unimog, ex-Hagenreid, Germany, at antique fire apparatus muster, Atascadero, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Merryweather

Merryweather pump-escape, at Hall of Flame, Phoenix, AZ, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Moreland

1914 Moreland chemical-and-hose, ex-Los Angeles, CA, donated to Burbank, CA, by Warner Brothers studio. Restored and owned by Burbank Fire Department, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

1914 Moreland chemical-and-hose, Burbank, CA, right side, Ed Hass photo.

1914 Moreland chemical-and-hose, Burbank, CA, right-rear, Ed Hass photo.

1918 Moreland #RB-7198, Badger chemical-and-hose, Sonoma, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Nippon-Kakei

1964 Toyota/Nippon-Kakei pumper, ex-Sagamiko, Japan, owner Guy Thompson, Sunnyvale, CA, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

1964 Toyota/Nippon-Kakei pumper, ex-Sagamiko, Japan, owner Guy Thompson, Sunnyvale, CA, left-rear, Ed Hass photo.

Pirsch

1917 Nash/Pirsch chemical and hose, Glendale, AZ, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

1917 Nash/Pirsch chemical and hose, Glendale, AZ, right-rear, Ed Hass photo.

1958 Pirsch pumper, ex-Monroe, WI, owned by Monroe family, Rialto, CA, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Plainfield, NJ

The webmaster, Ed Hass, was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey. So it is only natural that my collection of fire apparatus photos should include numerous photos of the fire engines and fire stations of that city.

Postcard of main fire station on Central Avenue, built in 1927.

Fire Station 4 on South Avenue, in the Netherwood section of Plainfield, built in 1923, showing 1954 Ward LaFrance pumper in front, Bill Hass photo.

Roster of fire apparatus in service in Plainfield, NJ, in 1972, compiled by Bill Hass.

Fire apparatus lined-up in front of main fire station on Central Avenue in Plainfield, NJ, in 1972, Bill Hass photo--left to right:

Ladder 3, 1972 Mack 75-foot tower-ladder
Engine 6, 1952 Mack model L 1000-GPM pumper
Ladder 1, 1961 American LaFrance 100-foot aerial
Engine 2, 1971 Hahan 1000-GPM pumper
Engine 1, 1968 Hahn 1000-GPM pumper
Squad 1, 1964 International Harvester (IH)

Fire apparatus lined-up in front of main fire station on Central Avenue in Plainfield, NJ, in 1974, Bill Hass photo--left to right:

Ladder 3, 1972 Mack 75-foot tower-ladder
Engine 6, 1952 Mack model L 1000-GPM pumper
Squad 2, 1972 Ford van
Ladder 1, 1961 American LaFrance 100-foot aerial
Engine 2, 1971 Hahan 1000-GPM pumper
Engine 1, 1968 Hahn 1000-GPM pumper
Squad 1, 1964 International Harvester (IH)
One of three circa-1970 Ford fire chief's cars

Squad 1, circa-1954 GMC cab-over, Bill Hass photo.

Squad 1, body remounted on 1964 IH chassis, Bill Hass photo.

Reo

Tuolomne County, CA, circa-1947 Reo equipped with Berkeley skid-mount pump, powered by its own Hercules motor, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Robinson

circa-1912 pumper, unknown make, possibly a Robinson, on parade in New Jersey, lettered as Engine 3.

Silsby

Silsby serial-number plate in Ed Hass collection, Ed Hass photo.

Marysville, CA 1862 Silsby steamer #39, right-rear, Ed Hass photo.

Marysville, CA 1862 Silsby steamer #39, close-up of horizontal rotary-gear pump, Ed Hass photo.

Marysville, CA 1862 Silsby steamer #39, patent plate on boiler, Ed Hass photo.

Marysville, CA 1862 Silsby steamer #39, patent plate on pump, Ed Hass photo.

Silsby steamer of Salt Lake City, UT.

Stutz

Fresno, CA 1922 Stutz model C pumper, rebuilt by Fresno Fire Department in 1938, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

ex-Los Angeles County, CA 1925 Stutz model K-3 pumper, lettered Antique Engine 1, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Another view of ex-Los Angeles County, CA 1925 Stutz model K-3 pumper, lettered Antique Engine 1, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

White

Ken Soderbeck, Jackson, MI, 1918 White pumper, serial #47456, left-front, Ed Hass photo.

Ken Soderbeck, Jackson, MI, 1918 White pumper, serial #47456, right-front, Ed Hass photo.

Ken Soderbeck, Jackson, MI, 1918 White pumper, serial #47456, right-rear, Ed Hass photo.


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