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Red alert...... we just got a report of an out of control fire in downtown Hudson Minnesota and the boys are calling out all the stops and taking all the trucks.

We are hoping you fire truck experts can tell us all about what they are rolling out of the station. Photo from 1939.

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The chief is on the scene and has called in a second alarm. All of Hudson's trucks are on the streets so the Underwriters Insurance Co. is sending in their early high speed American La France truck with the vacuum cup tires for high speed from the big city next door. Simplex designed this truck for them and it goes like the wind it is old but very fast.

The boys from West Hudson are hurrying to get their ALF ready and are oiling the chains and the valve guides for the trip as they had a bad fire last night.

A finally the Coppers are sending over their Patrol truck with sandwiches and coffee as it looks like it is going to be a long tough battle.

Please enlighten us on any details of these machines.

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Red alert...... we just got a report of an out of control fire in downtown Hudson Minnesota and the boys are calling out all the stops and taking all the trucks.

We are hoping you fire truck experts can tell us all about what they are rolling out of the station. Photo from 1939.

T - Kinda hard to tell from the small image but my guesses would be Mack 75BX, Mack E and American LaFrance, left to right.

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So many great cars and images! Thanks to all who have shared so far.

Here's one of my favorite found photos, showing a proud owner with his speedy and massive 1910 Oldsmobile Limited Roadster.

Probably taken in South Bend, Indiana, per the photographer's stamp on back.

The lettering on the photo reads, "Olds Limited Mile A Minute."

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Red alert...... we just got a report of an out of control fire in downtown Hudson Minnesota and the boys are calling out all the stops and taking all the trucks.

We are hoping you fire truck experts can tell us all about what they are rolling out of the station. Photo from 1939.

I can't speak on all the fire trucks, but as you're looking at the firehouse, the truck to the left looks like a 1930's vintage Buffalo. Buffalo Fire Appliance Company built trucks in Buffalo, NY. The neighboring Fire Department has a 1931, and a good friend of mine has a 1937, and they both have the same front end.

If I could ever figure out how to load the image, I could show you the front of the other Buffalo so that you could see the difference.

The middle truck is a commercial chassis, so that could be built by anyone (or even homemade), the third truck I can't tell because I can't see enough of it.

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For Ex98thdrill; how to post an image, this works for me.

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test post = "Russ Snowberger and his Studebaker race car engine 1930"

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More from your library.....

  • A 1933 Studebaker
  • Parade in Hazleton, PA on Aug. 27, 1908
  • A photo from our Beach Creek truck scrapbook

The parade photo is my favorite photo thatI've seen since working in the library. I swear if you stare at it long enough the people come to life & the flags start waving!

-Chris

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It is great to see more contributors and interesting old photos. Even the humble cars bring a smile to those who appreciate seeing automobiles of all makes and sizes as they existed in their day. So, here are a Buick and Metz on a rainy day in August, 1914. Photo is courtesy of Eric Haartz, who happens to own examples of each car. The site is main street in Cavendish, Vermont. The large brick mill building still stands.

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More from your library.....

  • A 1933 Studebaker
  • Parade in Hazleton, PA on Aug. 27, 1908
  • A photo from our Beach Creek ruck scrapbook

The parade photo is my favorite photo thatI've seen since working in the library. I swear if you stare at it long enough the people come to life & the flags start waving!

-Chris

Chris, In the third photo, the engine, radiator and maybe the frame appear to be from a model 16 of 17 Buick from 1909-10, note the overhead valves. The rest is anyones guess as it looks like a four wheel drive made up from components.

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The first car to reach Miami Beach, Florida. It has the appearance of being from around 1910 so the press clipping date maybe wrong. I suspect after looking at a larger size photo that this maybe a 1910 Mercer with a non standard custom double bucket body (four seats).

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It's always a treat to see Wintons, Pierces etc. but what about equal time for homemade vehicles? I'll bet followers of the thread have some choice examples to share. Let's hope these will spark some enthusiasm. It's safe to say these are the pride and joy of their makers, even if Ralph Nader might condemn them. The steering systems alone are frightful.

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After the Fairgrounds let's go look at a Chevy coupe the Wally Campbell called me about. He said it only has 12,000 miles on it and it's clean and loaded, it might be a good winter car. I get tired of these drafty convertibles.

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Submitted for your approval are two views of a brand new 1910 Breeze Motorbuggy. Built only one year in Carthage, Ohio by the Jewel Carriage Co., only two of these are known to exist. These photos were found on eBay a few years back; it's one of my favorite eBay stories.

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And kids in their own cars.

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T - Looks like the "twins" are the smarter siblings in this image ! ROTFLMAO !!! :rolleyes:

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This photo shows the examining crew looking over this car entered in a Glidden Tour. I don't know what year but from judging by the large size of the tire I would guess it is early.

From what I have read in the past they checked cars over to make sure the entrants were playing by the rules. Let us know if you can identify the automobile.

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This photo shows the examining crew looking over this car entered in a Glidden Tour. I don't know what year but from judging by the large size of the tire I would guess it is early.

From what I have read in the past they checked cars over to make sure the entrants were playing by the rules. Let us know if you can identify the automobile.

Four cylinder Caddy ?

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The city picture that was posted today... did anyone notice the 2 very rare mid 30s Checkers waiting at the light by the drugstore? I have never seen any mention that any survive. I say mid 30's or a little newer due to the abbreviated front fenders. The earlier Checkers had normal fronts.

I did get to see in person, a maybe "only one left" 1931 Checker at a local show. I was blown away by the quality, design, and deco features..as well as the large size. It looks like a formal limo. I was telling the driver that it reminded me of a mix between an Auburn and a Cord. He said the car belongs to his boss who owns a cab company, and his boss said these Checkers were designed by E.L. Cord ??

One of the most impressive cars I have seen around here, for sure.

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