Pierce Fire Apparatus 1939-2006: An Illustrated History

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ISBN: 9781583881897

$32.95

Overview

Founded by Dudley and Humphrey Pierce in 1913, the Auto Body Works of Appleton, Wisconsin, became noted for producing custom utility bodies on commercial truck chassis. In 1939, the Auto Body Works began building fire apparatus bodies to supplement its business. The company would eventually assume the name of Pierce More »

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ISBN: 9781583881897

Founded by Dudley and Humphrey Pierce in 1913, the Auto Body Works of Appleton, Wisconsin, became noted for producing custom utility bodies on commercial truck chassis. In 1939, the Auto Body Works began building fire apparatus bodies to supplement its business. The company would eventually assume the name of Pierce Manufacturing. Propelled by an association with the famous Snorkel device and the introduction of products that would become fire service trends, Pierce became the new giant in the fire apparatus industry. Today, Pierce Manufacturing is a division of the Oshkosh Truck Corporation.

This book informatively and vividly illustrates the history of Pierce fire apparatus from its first bodies to its ultra-modern machines of the 21st century. The progression of Pierce fire apparatus is displayed through black and white photos from well-known fire apparatus photographers and company archives. Included are apparatus deliveries from every state in the US as well as exports to other countries. Also photos illustrate examples of nearly every model and variation produced by Pierce. A full-color gallery shows apparatus in a wide array of color schemes specified by Pierce customers.

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