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1915 American LaFrance for Fund-raiser

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Sealed-Bid Fundraiser<o></o>

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This 1915 type 19 American LaFrance fire engine is for sale by sealed bids of over $20,000. All proceeds from this sale will be given to Ken and Aggie Soderbeck to be used for the restoration of their business that was lost due to fire. <o></o>

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The 1915 type 19 American LaFrance triple-combination fire engine has the following features: <o></o>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·T-head American LaFrance engine <o></o>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·6¼-inch bore and 8-inch stroke, 94hp<o></o>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·Electric start, triple ignition, dual chain drive<o></o>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·Wood spoke wheels with pneumatic tires<o></o>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·Original factory build book and other factory documentation, including original factory photograph<!--[endif]-->

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·Originally sold to Bay City, Michigan<o></o>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·One of only two in the U.S. remaining; one of 14 built<o></o><o></o>

Sealed bids must be mailed to Eldon A. Eby, 4321 Lakeside Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49008, by June 15, 2010.<o>

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Terms of sale<o></o>

This unique 1915 American LaFrance fire truck, serial No. 954, will be sold as is. No warranty is included. Sealed bids of over $20,000 must be received by June 15, 2010. At that time the highest bidder will have 30 days to pay the total amount of the bid. If payment is not received in full by the time specified, the second-highest bid will be accepted.<o></o>

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Detailed photographs of the 1915 American LaFrance for sale by sealed bid can be viewed on Hal Fillinger’s website, www.halfillinger.com. Hal can be reached via e-mail at hef3@earthlink.net. <o></o>

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The last photograph shows the back of the Hand-in-Hand building after the fire.<o></o>

Please remember that the proceeds from this fundraiser will help Ken and Aggie restore their business.<o></o>

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