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1946 Chevrolet Fire Pumper with Waterous 500gpm pump

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Originally from Lamberton, MN., the Chevrolet apparatus replaced a 2 horse team as the first motor driven fire pump for the small town where the popular t.v. show "Little House on the Prairie" was filmed.
I acquired it in 2003 after many departments were forced to make space for new rigs following the infusion on Federal funfing for new for equipment in the wake of 9-11.
Having been a firefighter through my years in college, I have a soft spot for these rigs and now have 2 classic trucks and a VERY understanding wife...







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That looks like a very nice original truck. 

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Great survivor.. BUT the very understanding wife is the MOST important part of this hobby!!!

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Neat old truck. What's the story with the visor? I've never seen one like that on a Chevy.



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Looks like a Fulton visor...............but who ever saw a sun visor on a firetruck ?    That is goofy, in my opinion.    Think in that era, departments were specing open cabs, as well !
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Dan, In that era yes the city departments speced open cabs, but I think most of the smaller rural volunteer departments were using a factory C&C with the fire equipment added..

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