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Pierce Fire Apparatus 1939-2006 (Illustrated History)

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Founded by Dudley and Humphrey Pierce in 1913, the Auto Body Works, of Appleton, Wisconsin, became noted for producing custom utility bodies on commercial truck chassis. In 1939, the Auto Body Works began building fire apparatus bodies to supplement its business. The company would eventually assume the name of Pierce Manufacturing. Propelled by an association with the famous Snorkel device and the introduction of products that would become fire service trends, Pierce became the new giant in the fire apparatus industry. Today, Pierce Manufacturing is a division of the Oshkosh Truck Corporation. This work informatively and vividly illustrates the history of Pierce fire apparatus from its first fire apparatus bodies to its ultra-modern machines of today. The progression of Pierce fire apparatus is displayed through the use of black and white photographs from both well-known fire apparatus photographers and company archives. Included are apparatus deliveries from every state in the United States, as well as exports to other countries, and examples of nearly every model and variation produced by Pierce. A vibrant color gallery shows fire apparatus in a wide array of color schemes specified by Pierce customers and displays the finest photographs available.

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This work informatively and vividly illustrates the history of Pierce fire apparatus from its first fire apparatus bodies to its ultra-modern machines of today. The progression of Pierce fire apparatus is displayed through the use of black and white photographs from both well-known fire apparatus photographers and company archives. Included are apparatus deliveries from every state in the United States, as well as exports to other countries, and examples of nearly every vintage, model, and variation produced by Pierce. A vibrant color gallery shows fire apparatus in a wide array of color schemes specified by Pierce customers.

About the Author

Kent Parrish has been in the fire service since 1992 and is a lifelong resident of Louisville, Kentucky. He has become one of the younger fire apparatus historians and a well-known fire apparatus photographer with his photographs appearing in several publications. Kent has authored two previous titles in the Iconografix Archive Series – Seagrave Fire Apparatus, 1959-2004 and Grumman Fire Apparatus, 1976-1992.

Shane MacKichan has been a firefighter with Vancouver Fire and Services in Canada since 2000. He has also become a well-known fire apparatus photographer with his photographs appearing in several publications. Shane has previously co-authored one Iconografix title – Encyclopedia of Canadian Fire Apparatus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583881897
Author:
Mackichan, Shane
Publisher:
Iconografix
Author:
Parrish, Kent
Subject:
Automotive - Trucks
Subject:
Automotive - Repair & Maintenance
Subject:
TRA001150
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fire engines -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Pierce Manufacturing (Firm) - History
Subject:
Automotive - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Illustrated History
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 color, 300 b/w
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.44 in 1.44 lb

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This work informatively and vividly illustrates the history of Pierce fire apparatus from its first fire apparatus bodies to its ultra-modern machines of today. The progression of Pierce fire apparatus is displayed through the use of black and white photographs from both well-known fire apparatus photographers and company archives. Included are apparatus deliveries from every state in the United States, as well as exports to other countries, and examples of nearly every vintage, model, and variation produced by Pierce. A vibrant color gallery shows fire apparatus in a wide array of color schemes specified by Pierce customers.
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