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Old 03-11-2015, 07:46 PM
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Default Stocking a rescue truck circa 1936

I've read the responses to Tim's post about his '52. This vehicle is a 1936 Ford 1 1/2 ton panel truck. It has plenty of room and had been used to deliver motorcycles in it's previous life. I bought it from a gentleman in Westport, Ontario. It originally came from Belchertown, MA. (plenty-o-pix on my site)
Any help as to what would have been there is appreciated. I'm guessing some sort of folding cot.
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.................. It has plenty of room and had been used to deliver motorcycles in it's previous life. ...................Thanks in advance!
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are you going to put baby motorcycle decals on the front fenders???
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Kevin, have you tried reaching out to Belchertown FD for any photos or history on the vehicle?
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(plenty-o-pix on my site)

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whats the site ?
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my site is ThisOldFireTruck.com

I've called Belchertown FD several times- no answer- not even an answering machine. I'll have to write the chief. I got his name off the town's website. I e-mailed him through that website and never got an answer.

What would this truck have had for equipment? Rope?

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There's a lot more posts about gear in the archives of this forum.

Here's some courtesy Google Images that might be helpful - although a bit newer.
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the rescue truck would be stocked according to region. a department that operated in a busy set of interstates would have different equipment then a rural truck in the mountains. just look at the different trucks pictured.
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Up our way,in the golden years most rescue units were a spot on the firetruck of the local volunteer dept.and many of them were farmers,who were the masters of making things work with minimal tools,wrecking bars,fence stretchers(come-alongs) ropes,chains,axes,sledge and ball peen hammers,screwdrivers and jack knifes,very basic and inexpensive as they had no funds to speak of.and if it was expensive the local machinist or blacksmith would "jimmy-jack"something close to it.
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Those pictures were great!!!! I had bio hazardous stickers on the cabinets in my first pro car and when I put them on line boy did I hear it! Thanks again I knew I wouldn't be disappointed!
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