Buy - Sell - Want List
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* ITEMS FOR SALE *Huge sale of fire apparatus and other vehicles from a museum. They are in various conditions, all have been on display for 20 years. For info go to www.toyandfiretruckmuseum.org or call Jim at (989) 239-1775 or (888) 888-1270.
_____FREE. Six (6) aircraft proximity firefighting suits. Used, but in good condition. Good for collectors, fire buffs, or display. NOT TO BE USED FOR FIREFIGHTING. San Jose Fire Museum at www.sjfiremuseum.org or (408) 783-4321. (7/2017)
_____Len Williams is selling his remaining rigs for health reasons. They have always been stored inside and are in running condition. The rigs are: two (2) Ahrens-Fox piston pumpers (one in Len's Sunnyvale, CA garage, the other in Michigan); His 1940 Seagrave tractor-drawn aerial (ex-Bakersfield FD) is also available (the 'handshake agreement' potential buyer didn't exercise the option, leaving the rig available). For color pictures, asking prices, and technical questions about the rigs, email Len at Williams@lwwilliamscpa.com. (11/2017)
_____Lifetime collection of fire appartus literature -- mostly brochures, but also some catalogs, etc. Most are $5 each plus $3 shipping for orders under $25. Inquire for specific items. Harvey Eckart, 220 E. 11th Street, Berwick, PA 18603 or (570) 759-2343 or Hfe707@verizon.net
_____Circa 1865 8 comb high eagle helmet. Asst Foreman, Leonard St. Possibly New York state. $800. Ted van Klaveren at (805) 461-1460.
_____Circa 1890 Wirt and Knox hand-drawn hose reel, ex-Bothwell Ranch, Woodland Hills, CA. Now $2,000. Ted van Klaveren at (805) 461-1460.
_____1929 American LaFrance Type 145 1000 gpm pumper, ex-Battle Creek, MI. Original, complete, unrestored condition. Motor turns freely. Stored in dry, heated building. Needs cowl lights and chemical plumbling. Inquire. $15,000. Walter Lun at (269) 963-FIRE or firstname.lastname@example.org.
_____1939 GMC pumper, possibly ex-Army Air Corps. Front-mounted pump, two-speed rear end. Runs and drives, but needs overall restoration. Asking $1,200. Ken Hummel at (775) 623-2601 or (775) 304-2404 cell (Nevada) or email@example.com
_____1941 Ford LaFrance crash pumper, originally Las Vegasn Army Airfield. $2,500. Richard Lund (775) 358-3124 or firstname.lastname@example.org (NV) (7/2016)
_____1950 Chevrolet/Howe pumper. New brake cylinders, tank removed. Engine runs well, but pump condition unknown. Electrical converted to 12V. $3,200 OBO. Lee Sencenbaugh at 209-761-1908.
_____1959 Crown Firecoach pumper, ex-L.A. County (s/n F1133). Refurbished with new DD 6V92TA diesel motor, auto trans, rear end, paint, and chrome. Very good condition. $12,500 OBO. Mike McDonald at (760) 644-7541 or MBM@McDonaldWestern.com
_____1963 Mack B85 pumper, ex-Waxahachie, Texas. 750 GPM pump rebuilt in 1998. Thermodyne 707 motor, open cab, very good condition and well-maintained. Seating in hosebed. Runs great. Parked indoors. Price reduced to $10,000 OBO. Kurt Olsen 925-485-1981 or kcolsen@TexasFireMuseum.org
_____1963 Seagrave KB pumper, originally Portland, Oregon. Closed cab, Detroit 8-71, auto transission, good tires, runs well, excellent paint, includes laddesr, lights, siren. $5,500. Would be a good structure rig for a small department. Located in Madera, CA. Jack Reeves at 559-645-0659 or 559-871-1799.
_____1964 Ford/Western States Fire Engine. $3,300, 1,000 GPM pump, 500-gallon water tank, Ford 534 gas motor, manual transmission. This fire engine would be great as a hobby fire engine to drive in parades, spray water, or use for fire protection for a piece of property or a logging operation. Brake system has recently been rebuilt. Sale of this truck benefits the Oregon Fire Museum. Truck is located in the Salem, Oregon area. Call Greg at 541-554-0669
_____1975 American LaFrance 100 foot tractor-drawn aerial (TDA) ladder. Inquire for price and details. Dick Johnson at (651) 228-1654 or email@example.com. (11/2017)
_____1988 Emergency One Cyclone pumper engine, 1500/500/0, seats seven, drives, pumps, registration current and eligible for historic plates. Asking $6,000 OBO. Details and photos available. Paul George at 925-766-5497 or firstname.lastname@example.org (3/2017)
_____1989 LTI/Duplex tractor drawn 100' aerial. Just retired from Portland Fire. In excellent condition and well maintained. Price reduced to $12,000. Sale benefits the Oregon Fire Service Museum. Email email@example.com or call 541-554-0669 (4/2017)
* WANTED ITEMS *WANTED: Old apparaus axe brackets. Older Van Pelt pump panel in almost any condition for display. Two kerosene lantern brackets for hose wagon/cart. Michael Mandell, Sonora Volunteer Fire Museum, 19149 Black Oak Road, Sonora, CA 95370 or (209) 288-2482 or firstname.lastname@example.org
_____WANTED: Springs for Bendix starter on a 1928 Seagrave. About 3-inches long (with tails), 2-1/8 inch OD, and 1-3/8 inch ID. Ed Banks, Watsonville Firefighters' Association, 115 Second Street, Watsonville, CA 95076 or email email@example.com or call (831) 763-7075 or fax (831) 724-1089.
_____WANTED: Life net in decent condition for display at the African American Firefighter Museum in Los Angeles. David L. Spence, (626) 506-8915. (7/2016)
_____WANTED: Motor for "The LightFrom Mars" Mars Model FL wig-wag warning light. Also want an adapter from Eastman nozzle thread to NST or something standard. Pat Paterson at (707) 529-1945 or firstname.lastname@example.org
_____WANTED: Fabric embroidery pictures of fire-related topics. Also embroidery thrad in all colors. Don't throw it away, I'll take it. Debbie Barlogio (see Newsletter for mailing address), Oakland CA 94603.
_____WANTED: Fire crew and fire fighting patches. Old or new styles. Top prices paid. Steve Mizroch, 71 Bryn Mawr Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901. 415-456-6840 or email@example.com
_____WANTED: Barton U40 front-mounted pump (gear ratio 2.13 to 1) for restoration of a 1935 Ford pumper. All leads welcome. Chris Schreiber at (585) 703-6005 or firstname.lastname@example.org (9/2017)