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#1 hink441

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:17 AM

Found this one yesterday. It is a six foot fireman's pike pole. It is marked "U. S. A. Q. M. C.". I believe this mark is for the US Army Quartermaster Corp. I have seen this mark on many pieces of equipment before but I had not ever seen a QM marked piece of firefighting equipment. It is old and has a wood handle.

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#2 hink441

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:18 AM

Pole is entirely painted red and has seen some heat in the past.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:50 AM

Here is a link describing the Quartermaster Corps' role in firefighting: http://www.firefight...s/history2.html



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:02 AM

Here is a link describing the Quartermaster Corps' role in firefighting: http://www.firefight...s/history2.html


That is a great link Major Z !! Thank you.

According to the link, this pike pole would definetly be pre WW2, and possibly dates to the 1920s.

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#5 Brian Keith

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:51 PM

That's pretty cool, love oddball stuff like this. Thanks for posting it.
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:24 PM

My dad is a retired firefighter of 32 years.  If you ever want to get rid of this let me know.......I may be interested.  Very cool item by the way!



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 06:52 AM

Thanks for the comments fellas. I did not immediately realize it was an Army pole at first. It wasn't until after I bought the pike pole and was loading it into the back of the truck did I realize what the QMC mark was. Sometimes I am just a little bit slow!!

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:56 PM

that's a real neat item. I am a retired firefighter and love to see stuff like this. Wondering after enlisting how they became firefighters in the Army back then? were they assigned that position?




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