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Dietz King Fire Department 
Made for American LaFrance &  Foamite Corporation.
Tin frame , nickel over brass bail , nickel over copper fount.
Stong cast Dietz Fitzall globe 

With roots dating to 1832, the American LaFrance Fire Engine Company was one of the oldest fire apparatus manufacturers in the United States. Founded in 1873 by Truxton Slocum LaFrance (and partners, including Alexander S. Diven[2]) as the LaFrance Manufacturing Company selling hand powered equipment. A predecessor company, the International Fire Engine Company, built some steam power fire engines between 1903 and 1907. Apparatus built by International included horse drawn steamers, hose wagons, and hook & ladders to chemical engines, water towers and combinations. The American LaFrance Fire Engine Company was formed in 1903. ALF delivered its first motorized fire engine in 1907.
ALF produced a small run of passenger cars from about 1910 to 1920, totaling around 22 (with several additional 'speedsters'). None are known to still exist, but because the design was based on a Crane-Simplex chassis, several early ALF fire trucks have been converted into speedsters.
In 1927, ALF acquired the Utica based O.J. Childs company. The company had created Foamite, a liquid chemical designed to extinguish fires in extreme temperatures ranging from -15ºF to 110ºF.

Condition - excellent example with no damage to the tubes as most Kings are Normally found.
The nickel on the fount and bail is about 80+% Remaining, tin is clean .
Lantern has been restored nicely at one time.
No visible condition issues.
Iron apparatus bracket is in equally nice condition.
Overall, shelf display ready with no flaws.

** has  not been oil tested **
** item is  on consignment, ships  from PA**

American LaFrance & Foamite Dietz King with apparatus hook

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