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    Thought some of you guys would appreciate this. Chiefengineer11 and I went down to the Fire Museum of Md, (Lutherville, near Baltimore) for a once-in-a-lifetime "Gathering of Ahrens Fox" Fire Apparatus. People from near and far brought their foxes.

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    I'm in love! got any more pic's of them?

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    That's cool!!!

    There was an Ahrens Fox at our dept 150th and it was quite the sight to see it pumping.

    BTW, coming from a young buck, it's not just for old farts

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollerDJ View Post
    I'm in love! got any more pic's of them?
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    thanks! Knowing nothing about this company, I take it for they were made Cincinnati? I'm surprised I didn't see one of these in the Cincinnati fire musium when I was there earlyer this month.

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    Nice Brother, Nice! Thanks for the pictures.
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    very cool machines

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    Nice pics, thanks.

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    Sweet, it would be awesome to attend.

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    Thanks for the pictures and I hope you had a good time.
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    Default Ahrens Fox

    Great pics and thanks and as even us youngens like the old stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Thought some of you guys would appreciate this. Chiefengineer11 and I went down to the Fire Museum of Md, (Lutherville, near Baltimore) for a once-in-a-lifetime "Gathering of Ahrens Fox" Fire Apparatus. People from near and far brought their foxes.

    My facebook photo album has many more.
    I'm not an Old Fart, unless you take my LCpl's word for it, haha. But I love those beauties. Ahrens Fox made some real beauties.

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    AH, the Mirror balls. LOVE those rigs. CAN operate them too. T.C.

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    I have heard a couple of different stories on the function of the mirror balls.

    What was thier purpose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    I have heard a couple of different stories on the function of the mirror balls.

    What was thier purpose?
    Their purpose was to reduce the pulsations in the discharge lines that are inherent in any piston pump. From watching the lines being used at the pumping demonstration that was put on, reduce is the proper description, not eliminate.

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    Very cool, thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    I have heard a couple of different stories on the function of the mirror balls.

    What was thier purpose?
    What CE11 said, Any piston pump produces pulsations. The "mirror ball"is an accumulator to smooth out these fluctuations. T.C.

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    Think of it as an expansion tank on your heating system, same concept to equalize the pulse pressure wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    Their purpose was to reduce the pulsations in the discharge lines that are inherent in any piston pump. From watching the lines being used at the pumping demonstration that was put on, reduce is the proper description, not eliminate.
    To add on to that, if I remember correctly the globe had air in it and the pump would fill the globe compressing the air and the air would push the water through the hoses, with the piston pump serving to fill the globe. One of the books I read says that this design was even employed on some hand pumpers.

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    air compresses - water doesnt (actually VERY little)
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