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  1. 3 hours ago, TheCrustyBosun said:

    By the way, what are you looking to do with it?


    Thank you so much for your help. It is greatly appreciated.


    We are planning on restoring it for a static display at our hangar. This is why I was hoping to find a picture of it so we know how it should look.


    I did hear back from The Hall of Flame. They are going to try to help research this a little more so I sent them some pictures.


    P.S. Very cool that you have owned firetrucks!


    Thanks again, Kat

  2. On 10/8/2020 at 2:05 PM, TheCrustyBosun said:

    Inspection dates would be hand-punched and may be difficult to identify depending on how many layers of paint have been applied over the years or surface corrosion.  I’d start around the neck of the bottles. 




    Thanks so much for your help. Around the neck of the tanks I found 5-47 which I assume is the date you are talking about. So does this mean the tank was made in 1947 or 1942 with the inspection being 5 years later?


    I also found this around the top:



    SPUN 8C65M

    ICC3A1800. RE-1069. ALFCO


    I looked close at the data plate and found: Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguisher on Wheels  Classification 20-BC. L-560612


    Thanks again, Kat


  3. 13 minutes ago, TheCrustyBosun said:

    Inspection dates would be hand-punched and may be difficult to identify depending on how many layers of paint have been applied over the years or surface corrosion.  I’d start around the neck of the bottles. 


    Thank. I well look tonight. I also emailed Hall of Flame. I will let y'all know tomorrow.




  4. 3 minutes ago, TheCrustyBosun said:

    Wheeled units are typically used industrial settings. Could certainly have been used at an airport. It’s a CO2 (carbon dioxide) extinguisher as indicated by the horn/handle, cylinders, and plumbing. There may be test dates on the cylinders as they must be periodically tested. I don’t know what the testing requirements were for that time period. American LaFrance was a huge name in American fire apparatus and equipment for over 100 years. Sadly, they’re gone after a few reincarnations under other brands. I don’t know who maintains their archives anymore, but I’d start with the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire museum in South Carolina. 


    Thank you so much for your help. I did contact the museum in Charleston. They said they are currently only going to the museum for administrative purposes but will look for us the next time they are in the museum. 


    So you think this may not have been used at airports? Interesting. I am hoping to find more information and would love to find a picture of one of these in use.


    I will look closer on the cylinders tonight to see if I can find a date. 


    Thank you again, Kat



  5. This is an American LaFrance Fire Extinguisher. The data plate has Model 100-S Series 4. There is also a number L-560612. We believe this was used at airports. We cannot find a date on the fire extinguisher. I have been searching online to try to find pictures of this extinguisher to use for restoration and historical purposes. I can't even find what year this was made. 


    Have any of you ever seen pictures of this or know the history? 


    Thank you in advance for any assistance, Kat

    Fire Ext Front.JPG

  6. 4 hours ago, General Apathy said:


    Hi Kat,  we returned for the Saturdays events and there were many many more cars there, mainly just regular American street cars.


    here's a shot off the start line taken by my friend Mike.


    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 28  2020.



    Great picture! Looks like lots of fun! 



  7. Ken,


    All those cars are amazing. I am like Rene. I like the Renault truck the best. Did you get a picture of the dog riding on the motorcycle trailer? I really like all of the motorcycles too.


    So sad to see the cliffs eroding away. It would be amazing to see that many jeeps all together!



  8. 14 hours ago, General Apathy said:


    Hi Kat, as you have mentioned before that you really like the Jeep posts here's a nice one from my UK friends camping trip two weekends ago,  four quite rare pre mid 1942 models, Bantam, Willys MB slatgrill, Ford GP, Willys MB slat grill.  


    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 23  2020.




    Great picture of the different jeeps! Must be amazing to see all of these. I am so jealous! Thanks so much for posting these pictures!



  9. Ken and Johan,


    In the military vehicles section on the forum, Jagjetta started a thread with a quiz on your knowledge of jeeps. I think the two of you need to take the quiz to see who knows jeeps better! 



  10. 1 hour ago, mikie said:

    More military issue stuff I never thought about existing.  The folks behind planning, acquiring and issuing, the countless items needed to fight a war besides the boom stuff need some well deserved recognition.   




    I have heard the number of people behind the lines to take care of one person on the front lines. People don't think about these things.



  11. 10 hours ago, phil.co1 said:

    That`s what I thought too, maybe a private purchase. Was that allowed? Does have matching shorts and comes with a blue reserves neckercheif.



    It is possible that it was a private purchase. The website did say it took a little while for the supply to hit the stores. I learned to never say never. 😁


    Is that a name sewn in the back of the shorts? 



  12. According to the blitzkrieg website,  the exercise attire was two piece (skirt or shorts) and shirt. It was not a one piece outfit. I do not believe this is a navy outfit. 


    What do the buttons look like? Are there any tags?



  13. 12 hours ago, General Apathy said:


    Hi Kat,  a few weeks ago I did a Then and Now on the side of a building in the square at Ste Mere Eglise in both images an ancient sun-dial could be seen, you expressed an interest asking how common they were to Normandy, here's another couple of sun-dials I captured for you.


    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 05  2020.





    These are too cool! I wonder how many people walk by and either do not notice or do not know what these are. Thanks for posting these!




  14. 2 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:


    And even got them out a couple of times….


    Bluffs on West side of Arromanches; debris of the caissons of the Mulberry Harbor visible in the sea...




    That looks like a beautiful view for a bicycle ride!



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