Antique Fire Equipment & Memorabilia Auction

Friday, March 14, 2008, 7:00 P.M. - Preview 6:00 P.M.
Milford Community Fire Department Hall
Milford Shopping Center, Lila Ave. Milford, OH 45150
Take I-275 to Exit 59 to Milford Parkway to Route 50 (Lila Ave.)

FOR YOUR COLLECTING PLEASURE: Brass Dietz Fire King; Bourbon Copper & Brass single 2 ½” outlet and R.D. Wood 2 – 2 ½” outlet hydrants. HELMETS: Early Anderson & Jones High Eagle Leather, Pettibone Cincinnati “Eng. 45”, 1 English brass and 1 leather European type, Cairns: War Baby TCFD leather shield, 2 Springfield FD OH. w/leather fronts, Black ”Eng. 9 CSUFD” leather front, black metal Model 350. Columbus, OH F.D. “Battalion Chief” in white and a black with “15” on a metal shield ; TopGard white leather shield “Chief PFD”; Bullard yellow “SFD”. English yellow “FB” front insignia by Helmets Ltd., Herts, England.

BADGES: Breast: Early Hummelstown PA. Chemical 1 shield shape; Goodwill 3 by Cairns & Bro.; Chief M.F.D. sterling; Union 1 Lambertville PA. embossed steamer by C.G.Braxmar on helmet shield shape; Everson PA.V.F.D. w/4 wheeled hose cart; S.F.F.D. #1926; Asst. Chief 1 Kearsarge Portsmouth (NH. OH?) by S.M. Spencer Boston Mass.; Columbia Hose 39 brass & nickel. Assorted cap badges, collar insignia & Braxmar lapel pins.

GAMEWELL & ALARM EQUIP.: Gamewell early weight driven box; pin register w/take-up reel, box w/key and industrial pull box, fire alarm gong and pedestal to alarm box adapter collar. NOZZLES: Akron 2 ½” dual handle in nickel, 14” brass & nickel by Eastman, Early Mayer Detroit brass with S/O, Larkin brass 18” w/S/O, Elkhart 1 ½” UL adj. pattern, LaFrance 17” play pipe w/handles & S/O, brass 2 piece hotel tip. Brass pipe w/handles; W.D. Allen brass & copper pipe; copper & brass pipe by Allen Fire Dept. Supply, Providence RI; UL pipe w/cord & short UL pipe w/cord. Several tips of varying size & vintage. BOOKS: “Firefighters” Dennis Smith; “Ghetto Firefighter” by H. J. Ahearn; “Firehouse” by D. Smith & J Freedman; “Fire Engine & Fire Fighters” by P. Ditzel; “Great Fires of America” EXTINGUISHERS: Ansul ball dry chemical; brass Pyrene Carbon Tet.; Brazilian “Resil Dri”; Brass Fyr-Fyter S/A, Copper riveted seem Fyr-Fyter Model C; Fyr-Fyter “Polar Bear”; Phister (Cinti. OH) carbon tet and Soda Acid riveted seam; CHILDS S/A riveted seam. TOYS: 5 Kenton horse drawns 2 steamers & 3 ladder wagons.

TOOLS: Early long handled cast hook; assortment of 3 short pikes; plaster hook, assortment of fire axes in different sizes, Spanners by Darling, Girard Rubber Co., Bilateral Hose Co., American LaFrance Foamite & Pacific Pumpers; McDaniel Sprinkler Stop; 2 pr. axe brackets; brass sprinkler shut-off tongs

MISCELLANEOUS: Most unusual early Ludwig parade snare drum in red canvas carrying case marked “SFD 7”; Cairns Bi-Centennial leather ice bucket; Phister Fire Extinguisher Co. Cinti. OH brass labeling stencil; Early nickel plated hand cuff (2 pcs.), running board brackets for extinguishers and nozzles; Cooper hose jacket; MSA All purpose mask in case; 2 Belt mounted SCBAs with cases and yellow steel bottles; SIGNS: “Fire Use Only Hands Off”, “To The Fire Box”, “Rescue Equipment Station” and “American Red Cross Emergency First Aid”; Grether Electric hand lantern; Nice early nickel belt hook; Metal round bottom fire bucket, Seagrave 1 ½” by 7” nickel plated strainer and 2 reproductions of early sales manuals. 7 different Repro fire marks; assortment of spring loaded equipment brackets 50' section of 2 1/2" Eureka and a 50' section of 1 1/2" Fabric double jacket fire hose AHRENS-FOX: Tip with rubber bumper 2 ½” x 1 ¼”,set of nice decorator decals of fire apparatus and more to come!

TERMS: All items sold as is where is; with no guarantees as to age, marketability or fitfulness of purpose. Cash or approved check day of auction. Photo ID required for obtaining a bid number. Payment in full required before removal. Absentee bidders contact the auctioneer for instructions a few lots are not available for absentee bids.

HOWARD W. KUHNELL, JR. AUCTIONEER
605 GARFIELD AVE. MILFORD, OH 45150
513-831-6398 OR: email: howdi@fuse.net