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Restoration: 1908 American LaFrance Metropolitan

1908 American LaFrance Metropolitan 3rd-size horse-drawn steam fire engine. Built for Bath, Pennsylvania, it is equipped with a 600gpm piston-type pump powered by a two-cylinder vertical steam engine. This beautiful steamer received a full, authentic frame-up restoration, completed in 2017, featuring nickel plating, correct factory two-tone red color scheme, and 23K gold leaf decoration using factory patterns. Other aspects of the restoration process included

Restoration: 1908 American LaFrance Metropolitan2019-03-13T09:06:01-04:00

Restoration: 1916 Type 10 American LaFrance Triple Combination #1174

Restoration on this special fire engine--factory record #1174--was completed summer of 2018 for its original owner, the Fire Department of Newville, Pennsylvania. It's chain driven by an American LaFrance 70hp four-cylinder T-head engine, outfitted with a 400gpm pump and 40-gallon chemical tank, and rides on original wood spoke hard rubber tires.

Restoration: 1916 Type 10 American LaFrance Triple Combination #11742019-01-08T17:33:52-04:00

For Sale: New American LaFrance T-Head Cylinder Castings

Have a head that is beyond or too costly to repair? Tired of dealing with old and new cracks, broken mounting feet and rust out holes? Here is the solution! Help bring your engine back to life!  After many years in planning and development the long-awaited new American LaFrance T head cylinders are now available for models 4cyl type 10 and 6cyl type 75

For Sale: New American LaFrance T-Head Cylinder Castings2018-06-18T12:09:37-04:00