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1923 Ford Model T
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This 1923 Ford Model T chemical fire engine features two chemical booster tanks and 150 feet of 1 inch booster line. It carries shovels, an axe, a sledge hammer and an 8 foot pike pole. It cost around $2,200 when new.
About this creation
This truck was built by the Foamite-Childs Corporation of Utica, New York. Foamite-Childs was born when the O.J. Childís Company of Unitca, New York, acquired the Foamite Firefoam Corporation in 1922. Foamite-Childs produced pumpers, combination hose and chemical cars, city service ladder trucks and quads. In 1927 Foamite-Childs merged with American LaFrance. The last Foamite-Childs apparatus was delivered that year and production was transferred from Utica to Elmira, 140 miles southwest.

The Ford Model T was produced by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1927. It was the first affordable automobile and the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American. It was the first automobile mass produced on assembly lines with completely interchangeable parts.

The Model T was adapted for many uses. The chassis was offered to other manufacturers. Over 15 million Model Ts were built. A significant but unknown number of these ended up a fire apparatus. The rugged and affordable Model T was well suited to the fire service. Many communities across the United States had a Model T as their fire motorized fire apparatus. Many manufacturers, such as Peter Pirsch and Sons, American LaFrance and Howe, used the Model T for chemical cars, hose wagon, pumpers and even small city service ladder trucks. BFD552@gmail.com.





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  July 8, 2016
great job!:D
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  July 8, 2016
Oh, how could I miss this old beauty?? Unbelievable. You did a great job on this one and your free-handed striping turned out very well.
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  July 8, 2016
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus Good use of the stickers for a perfect vintage effect.
I am glad that you like the rig. Those are not stickers. I used a gold paint pen and free-handed it.
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  July 5, 2016
Good use of the stickers for a perfect vintage effect.
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  June 27, 2015
Simple, but outstanding!
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  June 11, 2015
I think it was very good! I could use this design for my LEGO City Fire Service... LEGO Town anyway. All my LEGO Town has is an apartment, an Underground Station and a park.
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  July 7, 2011
Again, you do great work. Your devotion to the classic trucks of yesteryear is commendable.
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  May 31, 2011
This is another fantastic vintage build. I love the gold detail as well. Regards, Eric.
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  May 29, 2011
Stunning, i really dig that gold work, the light and tank are really great to.
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  May 27, 2011
Great job! That gold pin-striping puts this truck over the top. Keep up the great work!
 
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