American Funeral Vehicles 1883-2003: An Illustrated History

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The most complete, in-depth book on hearses and funeral cars ever! Beginning with horse drawn, highly ornate hearses up to today's motorized vehicles, this book takes you through the complete history of 20th Century hearses. Follow the overall style development from the early carved-panel columned and draped designs, through the limousine-styled Funeral Coach and side-loaders, through the sleek designs that have led to today's hearses.Photos and History on Henney, Eureka, A.J. Miller, Superior, and history of other large and small hearse-builders like Barnette, Economy, Memphian, etc., and the growth and decline of many of these companies. Over 300 high quality photos combined with in-depth text present the most complete history and evolution of motorized hearses ever. A must have book for all automotive enthusiasts.Includes an index of all the important past and present hearse and conversion builders in North America.

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Walter M. P. McCall is one of the most widely known and respected fire apparatus historians and authors in North America. In addition to his highly regarded American Fire Engines Since 1900 – still considered the “bible” of the old fire engine hobby -- Walt McCall has authored ten Iconografix fire apparatus and professional car books including the landmark Encyclopedia Of American Fire Engine Builders. Walt served as Editor of Enjine! Enjine!, the quarterly magazine of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA) for 25 years and edited The Visiting Fireman, the annual international directory of fire buffs for nine years. McCall has also written numerous articles for fire service and antique vehicle publications and newsletters in the United States and Canada.

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