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    Default Fire History Buffs .... I Need Help!

    My BC who is a history buff has given me a project, I've done hours of research and asked around but can't come up with an answer. I need to name what this item is in the badge, and describe it's history and what it was used for.

    The item I need ID's is to the top/left of the ladder in the middle of the picture. Not the pike pole, the other item.

    I've been told it's a "flambeau" but info is scarce ... would really appreciat the help. Link below has pic (can't save photo's on the station computer)

    Thanks in advance!

    http://legeros.com/ralwake/photos/we...-03-01-dfd.jpg

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    Two suggestions contact and send picture to


    http://www.frederickmdfiremuseum.org/contact.htm


    Or



    Onieal, Denis

    format: firstname.lastname@fema.dhs.gov.

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    ''

    http://www.collectors-badges.com/firefighters.htm


    give Collinsville a call

    South Connellsville, Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Lieutenant # 37
    $45.00
    Breast Shield
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    looks like san Rafael still uses it on some of their badges


    http://www.cityofsanrafael.org/fire-home/

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    give the badge company a call they still sell the emblem

    http://www.badgeandwallet.com/badge/...ren-badge-S511

    click seal category

    click fire and scroll down and they have a few


    http://www.badgeandwallet.com/
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    will you post the answer

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    It is portable lighting. A lantern on a stick set in a swivel so it stays upright when the pole is tilted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firepundit View Post
    It is portable lighting. A lantern on a stick set in a swivel so it stays upright when the pole is tilted.
    Makes sense

    My chief guessed fire chief baton

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    Clearly, it is a toilet plunger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firepundit View Post
    It is portable lighting. A lantern on a stick set in a swivel so it stays upright when the pole is tilted.
    ding ding ding we have a winner


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Antique-...item58a8da5a6a

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    This torch has a brass lantern with a wooden handle. It was either a fireman's or political parade torch. Measures 27" tall. The lantern alone is 3" tall x 2 1/4" in diameter

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    It has a wooden handle that has been painted black and it has a nickel plated torch lantern at the top. The torch is attached to a wire gimbal that keeps it upright and the gimbal is attached directly to the wooden pole handle. The end of the handle has 6 stripes embossed onto it.


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    Thus we have...

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    I dug up an old thread from here. One guy gave a good history lesson.

    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/t28085/ (History lesson needed-FF Scramble)
    IAFF

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    Quote Originally Posted by legeros View Post
    Thus we have...

    Attachment 23297
    Oh, no. Here comes the "Should my badge have a straight bore or fog nozzle in the scramble?" debate.
    "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.
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    Thank you guys very much, great info! I'm not looking to purchase a badge, this is a research project, but greatly appreciate the help!

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    Might be either an old coal gas street lamp lighter or perhaps an elevated torch/roof hook for setting back fires on old thatched straw roofs? Other than that I dunno fur sures. HB
    Last edited by HBofCJ; 02-13-2014 at 06:12 PM. Reason: slight additions

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    Oh, no. Here comes the "Should my badge have a straight bore or fog nozzle in the scramble?" debate.
    What, not Vindicator or FIT-5?
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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