Antique Fire Equipment & Memorabilia Auction
Friday, March 9, 2001 7:00 P.M.

FOR YOUR COLLECTING PLEASURE: Dietz Fire Kings including American LaFrance marked, lantern brackets. Badges: 1902 Boston fire line, Montgomery Co. Ohio Auxiliary, USAF Asst. Chief, Berks Co. PA. Deputy Sheriff Fire, London Engineer, GA Honorary Deputy Fire Marshal, South Carolina Fire police, 5 German badges, 4 South Belmar NJ, 2 Black Mudd, Kentucky, Frigidaire Dayton, Ohio, 4 Okolana, Kentucky, 3 drop convention ribbon 1910 Hudson Valley, Bureau of Fire "Engineer’ by Pannier, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and many others. Helmets: Cairns leather, metal & 880, also Bullard Asst. Chief & CFD shield. Gamewell: 1951 style box from Elwood, Indiana, inside works, Turtle gong and a VERY RARE GARL (made in Akron, Ohio)weight driven box also industrial boxes by Federal & ADT. Fancy style Gamewell collar from for a Cincinnati pedestal. 3 CFD/CPD (Cincinnati Fire & Police) pedestal cover doors. Nozzles: Early Akron 2 1/2, assorted hotel tips; Navy, COLT , Elkhart, UL Playpipes, stack tips & more. APPLIANCES: Spectacular polished brass DELUGE nozzle (CIRCA 1900), SILSBY "Y"s, Cooper hose jacket, British Jockey Hand pump (WWII), MSA All purpose mask box, BOOKS: 75th Anniversary. Anderson Indiana FD.; THE DEAN OF STEAM FIRE ENGINE BUILDERS by Hass #154/1000 signed; 100 YEARS of AMERICA’S FIREFIGHTING APPARATUS BY DaCosta, FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE by Peckham; HISTORICAL COLLECTION of the INSURANCE CO. of NORTH AMERICA (1945), FOOTPRINTS OF ASSURANCE, ENJINE!-ENJINE! (1939), 75 YEARS WITH SEAGRAVE, 1917 SEAGRAVE (catalogue reprint), 1930 BRAXMAR BADGE catalogue, February 1952 FIREMEN magazine, October 1923 MOTOUR magazine, Extinguishers: ALF/Foamite, Elkhart & Pyrene 2 1/2 gal apparatus, Queen City copper, Rare 5 Gallon FOAMITE copper, brass BABCOCK Apparatus extinguisher complete all original with running board mount, strap, hose & nozzle, CA. 1900; KIDDE store display, 2 copper & brass Badgers, a Harker QUEEN and more. Fire buckets: metal & canvas and Cairns repro leather ice bucket. Toys: Doepke pumper, ’55 Ward LaFrance bank, 10" Japan Tin Wind-up, plastic helmet and Franklin Mint 1912 Christie steamer, SMOKEY JR. Forest Ranger & Evansville Jr. Fire warden badges. Name plates: Stutz & Seagrave radiator emblems, Insurance Items: Cincinnati Firemen's Insurance Co. blotters, Union Insurance Co. Fire Mark (repro) & a lead Hand In Hand firemark (old?). Advertising items: Pyrene extinguisher paper weight, Pettibone Brothers. letter opener (made helmets in Cincinnati), 1932 & 1934 TEXACO Fire Chief ads. SALES LITERATURE: Seagrave American LaFrance, Pirsch, Howe, Boyer, Clark, Pitman Snorkel, Ward LaFrance, Sutphen, Oren, Mack, E-One, Pierce, Thibault, Champion Darley, Young, FTI, Buffalo, American and more! Photos: 8 x 10s of many Manufacturers, Iced water tower & piston pumper, Chicago’s Big Mo, FDNY’s Super pumper and three albums from the collection of the late Pat Holz (former CFD dispatcher). Post Cards: Howe mine apparatus @ coal mine, Beams Model "A" fire engine & Lockland, OH F.D. Ahrens-Fox items: sales literature; SKIRMISHER bulletin #166 (1929), TOWER AERIAL (1930s), A-F Pumping Engines Twin Triple Piston Type (1929), Over The Top and Plenty to Spare Bulletin #157. Enameled name plate 1930s on, suction strainer from steamer, lantern bracket, 5’ pump gauge, 4" pump gauges, Steamer fitting from 1918 M2 piston, 1 1/8" tip, large gate valve, 1 3/8" tip, 9" x 1 7/8" in tip, 6" to 3" reducer, hub cap, 1917 builders plate. Proposal on letterhead for attaching new boiler with the 4 page specs. For Bucyrus, OH. Signs: US Civilian Conservation Corps Prevent Forest Fires, "Fire Extinguisher" & "Do Not Use Elevator When Fire Is Eminent. Art works: Set of 6 early fire apparatus: Hope Eng., Red Rover, Black Joe, Pearl Hose, Phoenix Hose & Adriatic Engine, Four piece set of "Steamer Series" by McElwain for Cincinnati Fire Museum, Phil DaCosta line drawing of San Francisco apparatus. Tools: assorted electric hand lanterns including Grether, large spanner & Grether folding pocket spanner. Miscellaneous: Seagrave gauges, Dietz search light, Combination Ladder acid bottles, Louisville Kentucky Salvage Corps Buttons, "Loyal To Our Duty" banner, Unique 1920s American LaFrance dashboard has the Maltese cross shape complete with all gauges & controls. Hand crank Fire Bell, Two white dress caps with "Commissioner" & "Superintendent" badges, Beam’s Chief car Decanter. TOWERING INFERNO movie items, AVON FF Stein, Working telephone in full size alarm box, many fire theme statues, and the rarest of the rare: a 12 foot section of original wooden water main, 8 inch with 2 inch hole complete with one steel banded end! TERMS: All items as is where is, no guarantees as to age or fitfulness of purpose. Cash or approved check day of auction. Photo ID. required to receive bidder number. Payment completed before removal. ABSENTEE BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: OHIO Agency Law compels me to execute your submitted bid as your opening bid! It's the law. If you understand this and are agreeable we are happy to execute your absentee bid. Contact us before hand for instructions. Photos available of many items. E-mail for information.

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Ahrens-Fox Literature
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American LaFrance Dashboard
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