U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps
Camp Lewis at Tacoma WA
1917 Ford/Howe pumpers.
The Army purchased 163 of these engines during WWI. Three of the machines were assigned to Camp Lewis. One of the Doughboys has the booster line and is ready to fight fire! These were small machines without a lot of horsepower. You could only get one ortwo good streams going with one of these and you were at the capacity of the pump.
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As part of your membership you will receive an award winning quarterly magazine (Enjine! ~ Enjine! - Published since 1971) devoted to the subject of antique and vintage fire apparatus and a quarterly newsletter. Plus, you can meet lots of other people who share your interest!