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Museum Collections: Apparatus - Engine Co. No. 29:

1923 American LaFrance Type 53 double combination engine



Builder: American LaFrance Fire Engine Company, Elmira, New York. A 6 cylinder, 140 HP engine with a combination 750 GPM rotary gear pump.

Manufacturer's Number: 5000

SFFD Shop Number: C-47

Location: In storage

Condition: Very poor due to years of outside storage

Crew: Officer and 5 Firemen
Members of the engine companies could and can be identified at fires and other emergencies by their all black helmets.

Service History:

1925   Delivered to San Francisco on April 8, 1925
1925   Engine Co. No. 29, 380 Division Street
1941   Transferred to Engine Co. No. 49, 2155 - 18th Avenue
1943   Transferred to Engine Co. No. 48, 798 Wisconsin Street
1949   Placed into reserve
1953   Purchased at the City surplus property auction by Mr. Petersen of Santa Cruz
1999   Donated to the Museum by Mr. Petersen

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