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What Am I for Thursday 5/03/12
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By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 2:22 PM
A very long ladder truck. Emblems removed. Photo from Don MacKenzie.
By Flynpenguin - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 2:27 PM
Ward LaFrance
By clyde318 - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 2:51 PM
I'll go with American-LaFrance.
By John Suckoe - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:24 PM
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Thursday, May 03, 2012 1:02 PM
John is correct on the fire apparatus builder, but no one has named the truck chassis builder, a well known commercial make. Keep trying.
By clyde318 - Thursday, May 03, 2012 1:17 PM
Hmmm... Pirsch on an Autocar??
By Brocky - Thursday, May 03, 2012 1:20 PM
Pirsch on a Northway??
By Brocky - Thursday, May 03, 2012 1:44 PM
Second guess on a Brockway chassis.. The round hood and upright louvers??
By Davwingman - Thursday, May 03, 2012 3:55 PM
By mplsbuffalo - Friday, May 04, 2012 6:56 AM
Day - Elder
By Warren Richardson - Friday, May 04, 2012 11:17 AM
You might want to look at the top of the hood.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, May 04, 2012 12:26 PM
As Warren knows, no one has this yet. I'm surprised so few have opened the attachment, that image is twice the size (as is often the case in the WAI).
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Friday, May 04, 2012 12:56 PM
Being instructed to look at the top of the hood might mean Fageol
By John Frances - Friday, May 04, 2012 1:28 PM
Based on Mr Richardson's clue, Sterling.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, May 04, 2012 1:44 PM
Mr. Frances is very astute ! This big ladder truck is a 1920's Sterling with Pirsch fire apparatus. This was a tough one as it is hard to tell the truck from this angle, and the image is not particularly sharp, which make it the perfect WAI photo ! Also, there do not seem to have been many fire trucks built on Sterling chassis, particularly in the '20's. Thanks to Don MacKenzie for this brain buster.