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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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Here is a link describing the Quartermaster Corps' role in firefighting: http://www.firefighters.mil-fire.net/pages/history2.html

WANTED: I collect materials of any age related to the US Army Quartermaster Corps and from the long-defunct Commissary / Subsistence Corps. Anything goes and it doesn't have to be identified to a vet. If it's weird or unusual, please PM me! ASMIC #5650

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  • 1 month later...

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!!

 

Chris

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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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