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American Fire Apparatus, circa 1960

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dc.contributor.author Krum, Kermit
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T19:47:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T19:47:30Z
dc.date.issued 1960
dc.identifier.other 2000003960
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.willardlibrary.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/413
dc.description In 1960, the American Fire Apparatus Co. at Main Street Road and Golden Avenue was one of the nation's largest fire truck manufacturers, producing more than 100 trucks annually. They shared a common site and ownership with American Fire Pump Co., although they operated as separate companies. Combined, the companies employed 70 workers with payrolls totaling $400,000. Prices on their trucks ranged from $12,000 to $25,000. American Fire Apparatus continued operating in Battle Creek until 1978, when it was sold to Collins Industries in Hutchinson, Kan. American Fire Pump ceased operations in 1982, moving to Rogersville, Ala. en_US
dc.description.abstract Photograph of an American Fire Apparatus Co. engine assembled in Battle Creek en_US
dc.subject Manufacturing en_US
dc.title American Fire Apparatus, circa 1960 en_US
dc.type Image en_US

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