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From Abbott & Downing to Zwak, this comprehensive volume combines company histories, innovations and hundreds of photographs to present the story of American fire engine manufacturing. The objective of this book was to compile as comprehensive and complete a list as possible of the known players—the hundreds of companies that produced more than just one or two fire trucks, and which operated as continuous fire apparatus manufacturing and sales enterprises. In the main this book is an alphabetical listing of dedicated motor fire apparatus builders—companies that designed and built pumpers, ladder trucks, rescue and other types of motor fire apparatus in their own factories—from the frame-up on their own custom chassis or on commercially-available domestic truck chassis. Also included are a number of commercial chassis makers such as International, Freightliner, Kenworth and Peterbilt which forged special alliances with various fire apparatus builders, and which sometimes made and marketed fire apparatus under their own names. This encyclopedia is a vital reference source for libraries, fire station, historians, fire apparatus enthusiasts, and anyone involved in or enamored with the fire apparatus industry.

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Walt McCall's out of print and outdated book, American Fire Apparatus Since 1900 in the Crestline Series, has been referred to as the "Bible" and is the number one reference source recommended by fire apparatus enthusiasts. The old book was arranged by year and required a lot of reading and searching to research individual companies and their fire trucks. Well, now the new "Bible," is here! From Abbott & Downing to Zwak, this comprehensive volume combines company histories, innovations and hundreds of photographs to present the story of American fire engine manufacturing.

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Walt McCall's out of print book, American Fire Apparatus Since 1900 in the Crestline Series, has been referred to as the "Bible" and is the number one reference source recommended by fire apparatus enthusiasts. The book was arranged by year and required a lot of reading and searching to research individual companies and their fire trucks. Well, now the new "Bible," is here! All major and minor fire apparatus companies are provided in an easy-to-find order, arranged by company, and well illustrated. Quickly find a company history, their innovations they've contributed to the fire apparatus industry, and see the various rigs they've built through the years. This Encyclopedia is a vital reference book for libraries, fire stations, historians, fire apparatus enthusiasts, as well as anyone involved in the fire apparatus industry.

About the Author

Walter M. P. McCall is one of the most widely known and respected fire apparatus historians and authors in North America. In addition to his highly regarded American Fire Engines Since 1900 – still considered the “bible” of the old fire engine hobby — Walt McCall has authored ten Iconografix fire apparatus and professional car books including the landmark Encyclopedia Of American Fire Engine Builders. Walt served as Editor of Enjine! Enjine!, the quarterly magazine of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA) for 25 years and edited The Visiting Fireman, the annual international directory of fire buffs for nine years. McCall has also written numerous articles for fire service and antique vehicle publications and newsletters in the United States and Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583882528
Author:
Mccall, Walter M. P.
Publisher:
Enthusiast Books
Author:
McCall, Walter
Author:
McCall, Walter M. P.
Subject:
Automotive - Trucks
Subject:
Automotive - Miscellaneous Vehicles
Subject:
Automotive - History
Subject:
Automotive - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1270 b/w ill
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.81 in 2.69 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Walt McCall's out of print and outdated book, American Fire Apparatus Since 1900 in the Crestline Series, has been referred to as the "Bible" and is the number one reference source recommended by fire apparatus enthusiasts. The old book was arranged by year and required a lot of reading and searching to research individual companies and their fire trucks. Well, now the new "Bible," is here! From Abbott & Downing to Zwak, this comprehensive volume combines company histories, innovations and hundreds of photographs to present the story of American fire engine manufacturing.
"Synopsis" by ,
Walt McCall's out of print book, American Fire Apparatus Since 1900 in the Crestline Series, has been referred to as the "Bible" and is the number one reference source recommended by fire apparatus enthusiasts. The book was arranged by year and required a lot of reading and searching to research individual companies and their fire trucks. Well, now the new "Bible," is here! All major and minor fire apparatus companies are provided in an easy-to-find order, arranged by company, and well illustrated. Quickly find a company history, their innovations they've contributed to the fire apparatus industry, and see the various rigs they've built through the years. This Encyclopedia is a vital reference book for libraries, fire stations, historians, fire apparatus enthusiasts, as well as anyone involved in the fire apparatus industry.
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