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American-LaFrance Announces New Apparatus

Issue 23 and Volume 82.

American-LaFrance Announces New Apparatus Announcement of a complete new series of motor fire apparatus is made by the American-LaFrance and Foamite Corporation of Elmira, N. Y. The new line, which is headed by the “Metropolitan,” a 1,000-gallon pumper, the Type 75, a 750-gallon pumper and a new line of aerial models, is now in production. Both the Metropolitan and the new aerial trucks, as well as the new city service truck developed by the Company, were features of the motor fire apparatus exhibit at the annual convention of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, recently held in Birmingham, Ala. One of the most important features in the new line is a new type cooling system which is very efficient. The system consists of a separate cooling unit made up of a number of tubes with fins attached to header plates on each end, similar to a tubular radiator core. This…

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