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FWD Fire Trucks 1914-1963 Photo Archive

Robert Gabrick

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ISBN 10: 1583881565 / ISBN 13: 9781583881569
Published by Enthusiast Books, 2005
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: FWD Fire Trucks 1914-1963 Photo Archive

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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Long recognized for the production of specialized vehicles for use by highway departments, utility companies, construction firms, and the oil industry, The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company also established an enviable reputation for the manufacture of fire apparatus. Manufacturers of four-wheel-drive vehicles since 1910, FWD built its first fire truck in 1914, continuing production into the 1970s. All of the vehicles produced by FWD relied on the design principles first developed in 1907 and patented in 1908. Combining high quality black and white photos with in-depth captions, this book presents an in-depth history of FWD's fire trucks up to the time FWD acquired Seagrave. Includes many never before published photographs from the FWD/Seagrave Fire Apparatus, LLC Archives.

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An avid reader and researcher, Robert Gabrick became interested in trucks and all things mechanical at an early age. Since then Mr. Gabrick went on to become a history teacher, researcher, and writer. He has been awarded 26 separate fellowships and grants for his historical research and papers. About his current truck research, Mr. Gabrick said, "The subject is really about history...it is important to preserve the history of these topics." His latest books have earned him the well deserved nickname "The Caption King" for his well-researched, informative captions.

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