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Apparatus: Motorized

Engines
San Francisco Fire Department
In Order of Purchase
1912 - 1915

Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
TR-1 1912 Seagrave chain-drive 4-wheel tractor
    Registration #7387  
  Engine: Seagrave water-cooled 6-cylinder, 80 HP
  Attached: 1894 Clapp & Jones 1st-size Steam Engine
    Registration #2310  
  Pump: Clapp & Jones double piston 900 GPM
  Delivery date in San Francisco: August 7, 1912
  THE FIRST MOTORIZED ENGINE IN THE DEPARTMENT
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1912- February 13, 1913 In Shop (tractor only)
    February 13, 1913 - 1914  Engine 28
  1914: Tractor transferred to Truck 3, (for tractor history, see Ladder Trucks). Steam Engine transferred to Engine 48

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
TR-4 1914 American LaFrance Type-21 2nd-size Steam Engine, front-drive, chain-drive
    Tractor Registration #421  
  Engine: American LaFrance, Type 12, motor #173, 6-cylinder, 105 HP
  Pump: American LaFrance Metropolitan double, 8 inch pistons, 700 GPM
    Steam Engine Registration #3410  
  Pump: Clapp & Jones double piston 900 GPM
  Received in San Francisco on February 17, 1914
  Even though this is one unit, American LaFrance used one registration number for the tractor and one registration number for the steam engine
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1914 - 1916 Engine 3
    1916 - 1917  Engine 27
    1917 - 1922 Engine 22
    1922 - 1927 Reserve
    1927 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
TR-5 1914 American LaFrance Type-21 2nd-size Steam Engine, front-drive, chain-drive
    Tractor Registration #422  
  Engine: American LaFrance, motor #175, 6-cylinder, 105 HP
  Pump: American LaFrance Metropolitan double, 8 inch pistons, 700 GPM
    Steam Engine Registration #3411  
  Received in San Francisco on March 3, 1914
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1914 - August 1918 Engine 46
    August 1918 - 1920 Engine 34
    1920 - 1927 Reserve
    1927 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
TR-6 1914 American LaFrance Type-21 chain-driven 2-wheel tractor
    Tractor Registration #504  
  Engine: American LaFrance, motor #176, 6 cylinder, 105 HP
    Attached at the Corporation Yard to an
  1899 American Metropolitan 1st -size Steam Engine
  Pump: American Metropolitan double, 9 inch pistons, 900 GPM
    Steam Engine Registration #2652  
  Received in San Francisco on March 3, 1914
  THE LAST STEAM ENGINE RETIRED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1914 - 1918 Engine 12
    1918 - 1920 Engine 17
    1920 - August 29, 1921 Reserve
    August 29, 1921 - June 24, 1924 Engine 33
    1924 - 1927 Reserve
    1927 Sold
*540  1914 American LaFrance Type 12 double combination engine & hose wagon, chain-drive
    Registration #540  
  Pump: American LaFrance 700 GPM rotary gear
  Engine: American LaFrance 6-cylinder, 100 HP
    Leased for 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition
  Received in San Francisco on March 13, 1914
   
  Assignments:
    June 9, 1914 - January 1916 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Station 1
    January 1916 Returned to American LaFrance for sale elsewhere
*541  1914 American LaFrance Type 12 double combination engine & hose wagon, chain-drive
    Registration #541  
  Pump: American LaFrance 700 GPM rotary gear
  Engine: American LaFrance 6-cylinder, 100 HP
    Leased for 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition
    Received in San Francisco on April 24, 1914
   
  Assignments:
    June 9, 1914 - January 1916 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Station 2
    January 1916 Returned to American LaFrance for sale elsewhere
*542 1914 American LaFrance Type 12 double combination engine & hose wagon, chain-drive
    Registration #542  
  Pump: American LaFrance 700 GPM rotary gear
  Engine: American LaFrance 6-cylinder, 100 HP
    Leased for 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition
  Received in San Francisco on July 11, 1914
   
  Assignments:
    August 1, 1914 - 1916 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Station 3
    January 1916 Returned to American La France for sale elsewhere
* (1914 - Registration numbers used by American LaFrance for leased apparatus)

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
TR-7 1914 American LaFrance Type 21 2nd-size Steam Engine, front-drive, chain-drive
    Tractor Registration #576  
  Engine: American LaFrance, motor #232, 6-cylinder, 105 HP
  Pump: American LaFrance Metropolitan double, 4 ¾” bore x 8” stroke, 700 GPM
    Steam Engine Registration #3419  
  Received in San Francisco on July 9, 1914
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1914 - 1917 Engine 5
    1917 - 1918 Engine 28
    1918 - June 28, 1920 Engine 45
    June 28, 1920 - 1927 Reserve
    1927 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
TR-8 1914 American LaFrance Type 21 2nd-size Steam Engine, front-drive, chain-drive
    Tractor Registration #577  
  Engine: American LaFrance, motor #234, 6-cylinder, 105 HP
  Pump: American LaFrance Metropolitan double, 4 ¾” bore x 8” stroke, 700 GPM
    Steam Engine Registration #3420  
  Received in San Francisco on July 9, 1914
  THE LAST STEAM ENGINE PURCHASED BY THE DEPARTMENT
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1914 - 1917 Engine 28
    1917 - 1918    Engine 27
    1918 - 1920 Engine 12
    1920 - 1927 Reserve
    1927  Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
C-1 1914 Ahrens-Fox Model B engine only; no hose bed; chain-drive
    Tractor Registration #545  
  Engine: Herschell-Spillman, 5 ¾ inch bore x 6 ½ inch stroke, 6 cylinder, 92.3 HP
  Pump: Ahrens-Fox 2-piston double dome, 750 GPM
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    September 1914 - 1936 Engine 10
    1936 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
TR-9 1915 Christie Front Drive Motor Company, worm-gear-driven 2-wheel tractor
  Engine: Christie 4-cylinder, 5 ½” bore x 7” stroke, 48.4 HP
    Attached at the SFFD Corporation Yard to an
  1899 American Metropolitan 3rd-size Steam Engine
    Steam Engine Registration #2623  
  Pump: American LaFrance Metropolitan double, 4 ½” bore x 7 ½” stroke, 600 GPM
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1915 - 1917 Engine 24
    1917 - 1919 Engine 13
    1919 - June 28, 1920 Engine 36
    June 28, 1920 - 1922 Engine 45
    1922 - 1925 Reserve
    1925 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
TR-10 1915 Christie Front Drive Motor Company, worm-gear-driven 2-wheel tractor
  Engine: Christie 4-cylinder, 5 ½” bore x 7” stroke, 48.4 HP
    Attached at the SFFD Corporation Yard to an
  1907 American LaFrance Metropolitan 3rd-size Steam Engine
    Steam Engine Registration #3214  
  Pump: American LaFrance Metropolitan double 7½ inch stroke 600 GPM
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1915 - 1919 Engine 23
    1919 - 1925 Reserve
    1925 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
TR-11 1915 Christie Drive Motor Company, worm-gear-driven 2-wheel tractor
  Engine: Christie 4-cylinder, 5 ½ pump x 7 inch stroke, 48.4 HP
    Attached at the Corporation Yard to a
  1907 American LaFrance Metropolitan 2nd-size Steam Engine
    Steam Engine Registration #3212  
  Pump: American LaFrance Metropolitan double, 4 ¾ inch x 8-inch pistons, 700 GPM
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1915 - 1917 Engine 22
    1917 - 1919 Engine 36
    1919 - 1925 Reserve
    1925 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
TR-12 1915 Christie Drive Motor Company, worm-gear-driven 2-wheel tractor
  Engine: Christie 4-cylinder, 5 ½ pump x 7 inch stroke, 48.4 HP
    Attached at the Corporation Yard to a
  1908 American LaFrance Metropolitan 2nd-size Steam Engine
    Steam Engine Registration #3250  
  Pump: American LaFrance Metropolitan double, 4 ¾ inch x 8-inch pistons, 700 GPM
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1915 - 1922 Engine 20
    1922 - 1925 Reserve
    1925 Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
C-2 1915 Seagrave double combination engine & hose wagon, chain-drive, single-stage centrifugal
    Registration #13102  
  Pump: Seagrave 750 GPM
  Engine: Seagrave F-6, 6-cylinder, 79.3 HP
    Delivery date in San Francisco: August 10, 1915
    Early 1930's: Pneumatic tires installed
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    September 1915 - 1920 Engine 21
    1920 Reserve
      Sold

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Shop # Year & Manufacture Details
C-3 1915 American LaFrance Type-12 double combination pumper & hose; chain-drive
    Registration #894  
  Pump: American LaFrance 700 GPM rotary gear
  Engine: American LaFrance, motor #464, 6-cylinder, 100 HP
    Received in San Francisco on August 24, 1915
   
  In Service Company Details
  Assignments:
    1915 - 1931  Engine 48
    1931 Reserve
      Sold

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