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Fire Trucks Of The 1950s

Author : Walter McCall
ISBN : 1583882898
Genre : Transportation
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American motor fire apparatus design reached its high-water mark in the 1950s. Every one of the nation's major fire apparatus manufacturers boasted uniquely individual custom fire truck designs. Unlike the look-alike cookie-cutter shoeboxes of today, back then a fire fighter could instantly identify these makes a block away. From conventional Fords to the custom rigs of fire apparatus manufacturers, all the most popular, unique, and industry-changing designs and innovations are featured in this long-overdue tribute to the fire trucks of the Fabulous Fifties!
Category: Transportation

American Trucks Of The 1950s

Author : Norm Mort
ISBN : 9781845842277
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 90.83 MB
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This highly visual study examines the important role of trucking in the growth of North America in the 1950s. With 120 images and evocative writing, it encapsulates the histories of the major, minor, obscure, but nonetheless historically significant truck manufacturers. Detailed captions and supportive text complement contemporary brochures, period literature, factory photos and over fifty new, unpublished color photos of restored examples to relate the importance of these historic vehicles.
Category: Transportation

British Fire Engines Of The 1950s 60s

Author : Simon Rowley
ISBN : 9780952107071
Genre : Fire engines
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A history of the fire appliances operated by the British fire service between nationalisation in 1948 and local government reorganisation in 1974. It begins with the vehicles inherited in 1948 and covers the products of AEC, Bedford, Commer, Dennis, ERF, Ford, Leyland and many others.
Category: Fire engines

Modeling The 50s

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ISBN : 9780890247181
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Readers interested in modeling a realistic railroad of the 1950s will love this book based on a special 2005 issue of Model Railroader. This book provides historical information and photos covering locomotives, passenger equipment, freight cars, and trackside details. Featured layouts in a variety of scales show how to model Chicagos Dearborn Station, move coal in the Appalachians, carry produce, and recreate Los Angeles of the 1950s.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Diecast Toy Cars Of The 1950s 1960s

Author : Andrew Ralston
ISBN : 9781845841805
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 72.70 MB
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A guide for collectors discusses the history of die-cast toy cars of the 1950s and 1960s and surveys the companies that manufactured the toys around the world, including such major names as Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys, Solido, Tekno, and Tootsietoy.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

O Brien S Collecting Toy Cars Trucks

Author : Richard O'Brien
ISBN : 0873415809
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This indispensable identification and price guide for toy car and truck collectors is now more comprehensive and easier to use than ever. The completely revised 3rd edition features a new alphabetical organisation, a more in-depth table of contents, expanded categories and many new photos for easier identification. Collectors will find over 300 categories and more than 15,000 listings, some of which are listed no where else. Listings are usually priced in three grades of condition for a largest-ever total of nearly 45,000 current market value prices.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Plastic Toy Cars Of The 1950s And 1960s

Author : Andrew Ralston
ISBN : 9781845841256
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The history of Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys and other makers of diecast metal cars has been covered in great detail in many books and magazine articles; by contrast, information on plastic toy cars is much harder to come by. Yet collectors are taking an increasing interest in plastic cars, particularly as the rise in the value of early diecast and tinplate models has put many of these out of reach of the average enthusiast. For the first time, this book aims to provide a systematic introduction to the vast number of plastic cars made during the 1950s and 1960s. Years of research have enabled the author to uncover many fascinating facts about the companies who made these toys. Some were major players in the toy industry, like Tri-ang and Brimtoy in the UK, Norev and Minialuxe in France, Gama and Siku in Germany and Ingap in Italy. Many others, though, were more obscure, and some only modeled one car before disappearing without trace. More than 250 photographs of these toys are included, with the emphasis being on the most colorful and realistic examples, all of them based on real vehicles of the period. In many cases, the toy is pictured alongside its original box, the presence of which can often double the value of the item to a collector. Readers will also find a handy glossary listing the names of many of the companies who were active in this field in the 1950s and 1960s, together with some evocative period advertisements and catalogue illustrations. If you thought that a model car had to be made of diecast metal to be worth collecting, this book might change your mind . . . With 250 color photos, extensive appendices and identification aids this is a must have for any collector or dealer.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles


Author : Dr. Gene Atkinson
ISBN : 9781439629130
Genre : Photography
File Size : 75.51 MB
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Located along the north fork of South Carolina's Edisto River, Orangeburg enjoys an extended, rich heritage dating back to the 1730s when it was created as one of the original inland townships. The first settlers were mostly German and Swiss immigrants who found the area to be the paragon of locales, valuable in fertile soil and abundant wildlife surrounding the river. The city of today has been gently shaped by its landscape and natural life, which called people and industries to experience the benefits of such land. This volume celebrates Orangeburg's history by offering readers a rare find of more than 200 photographs from days gone by, taking them on an adventure through the town's coming of age, from the early days of photography to the 1950s. These images reveal the ways of life long past by showcasing well-known town entities such as the Courthouse Square and the Edisto Memorial Gardens, local businesses like the Orangeburg Hotel, and beloved residents, some of whom were public figures and others better remembered by their families and friends. From early-century churches to the evolution of the county fair, readers will find themselves enthralled by the history that Orangeburg possesses.
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Author : Georgia Gordon Sercl
ISBN : 9781439620069
Genre : Photography
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The neighborhood of Arlington, located about five miles southwest of downtown Riverside, was first settled in the 1870s and was later developed as a town site in 1877 by philanthropist Samuel C. Evans and William Sayward. Citrus groves flourished in the area, providing the community with a newfound wealth. Large and gracious homes were built on wide streets lined with beautiful shade trees. Arlington’s commercial district at Van Buren Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue expanded to include a bank, chamber of commerce, newspaper, store, church, boardinghouse, and post office with its own Arlington postmark, in use since 1888. In the early 1900s, an electric railway was built down the center of Magnolia Avenue ending at beautiful Chemewa Park with its large trees, dance pavilion, zoo, and polo field. Today Arlington retains much of its neighborhood feeling while undergoing a large-scale redevelopment project for a future retail and commercial district.
Category: Photography


Author : Pownal Historical Society
ISBN : 9781439638514
Genre : Photography
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In the 1700s, the fertile valley lands and wooded hills of Pownal attracted Dutch tenant farmers and English settlers. French Canadians soon arrived in the villages of Pownal to work in the mills, as both adults and children. Later painters and magazines captured the beauty of the land, while hill farmers struggled to make the thin soil produce. Following World War II, a United Nations magazine featured Pownal on its cover as a symbol of the peace so many sought. The photographs in Pownal illustrate the beauty, as well as hardships, associated with rural life. Vintage images of barefooted school students, farmers working their horses, and proud owners of the first automobiles capture the hardworking people of this Vermont community living amid a beauty that tourists seek.
Category: Photography

Kovels Antiques Collectibles Price List 2005

Author : Ralph M. Kovel
ISBN : 0375720685
Genre : Antiques
File Size : 46.71 MB
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Over 50,000 actual retail prices gathered from shops, shows, sales, auctions and the Internet during the past year.
Category: Antiques

Firefighting Tanker Trucks And Tenders

Author : John Rieth
ISBN : 1583881387
Genre : Transportation
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Tanker trucks, also known as tenders, are used by more than 65% of all fire departments across America. Early tankers were converted from oil, fuel, milk, or chemical tank trucks. Some of these converted units were semi or tractor-trailer trucks, others were smaller, local oil or milk delivery trucks. Large fire apparatus manufacturers started to manufacture water tanker fire trucks in the late 1950s, but it wasn't until the 1970s that custom-made water tankers became popular. Shown are tankers by all the major and minor fire apparatus manufacturers and regional builders, among conversions built by local shops. Included are tankers from Mack, Ford, GMC, Chevy, International, White, Brockway, Diamond T & Reo, Autocar, Kenworth, Peterbuilt, Freightliner, Volvo, UD, Marmom, Western Star, Crane Carrier Corp., FWD, Oshkosh, AMC, and others.
Category: Transportation

Durham Mining Disasters C 1700 1950s

Author : Maureen Anderson
ISBN : 9781783408436
Genre : History
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It is now over half a century since the last coalmining disaster to affect the lives and families of people living and working on what became known as the Great Northern Coalfield. This was the first area of Britain where mining developed on a large scale but at tremendous human cost. Mining was always a dangerous occupation, especially during the nineteenth century and in the years before nationalization in 1947. Safety was often secondary to profit. It was the disasters emanating from explosions of gas that caused the greatest loss of life, decimating local communities. In tight-knit mining settlements virtually every household might be affected by injury or loss of life, leaving widows and children with little or no means of support. At Haswell in 1844 95 men and boys perished; 164 died at Seaham in 1880 and 168 at West Stanley in 1909. This volume provides us with an account of these and all the other pit disasters in County Durham from the 1700s to the 1950s
Category: History

Edison Firefighting

Author : Eugene A. Enfield Jr.
ISBN : 9781439619872
Genre : Photography
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During the early part of the 20th century, five separate volunteer fire companies independently organized to protect separate sections of Raritan Township, currently known as Edison. The township was divided by fire districts, each containing elected fire commissioners with political and economic power. In 1926, the first career firefighter was hired, and since then, over 250 career firefighters have taken the oath. Edison Firefighting features images, memorabilia, and photographs from the early days of bucket brigades and horse-drawn carriages to current personnel and apparatus. Significant fires, explosions, and rescues that Edison firefighters confronted throughout the years are revealed within this fascinating book.
Category: Photography

Oceanside Fire Department

Author : Stu Sprung
ISBN : 9781439640319
Genre : Photography
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For more than 120 years, the firefighters of the Oceanside Fire Department have had the privilege of serving one of Southern California’s most active and popular coastal communities. Its firefighters are well known regionally as being highly skilled, capable, and aggressive when it comes to firefighting. This legacy has been handed down from Oceanside’s first firefighters as they lived in the Wild West of the late 1800s, fighting blazes similar to those of today but with dungarees, cowboy boots, and nothing to guide them but instinct and bravery. Today a force of more than 100 modern, paramedic-trained firefighters protect over 180,000 Oceanside residents and visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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Mount Juliet

Author : Bill Conger
ISBN : 9781467110556
Genre : History
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Mount Juliet was born on the headwaters of Stoner's (Lick) Creek, which was named after 18th-century long hunter Michael Stoner. The small agrarian community had a handful of families who raised cattle and were dedicated to digging into the rocky soil, planting crops to make ends meet. Plans moved full-steam ahead for the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railroad. God-fearing country folks filled churches, while others lifted their spirits at Eagle Tavern. Some historians say the city's moniker derived from a manor in County Kilkenny, Ireland. As time progressed, images of the bucolic setting faded, and a modern-day frontier of infrastructure took shape. Adjacent to Nashville, the country music capital, Mount Juliet was in a prime position for growth. The city became home for producing pioneer Owen Bradley, who helped make Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn legendary entertainers, and country icon Charlie Daniels. The "City Between the Lakes" is now one of the state's fastest growing communities, boasting nearly 400 new houses each year and a new business permit every two days.
Category: History


Author : Sherry Monahan
ISBN : 9781439622391
Genre : Photography
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This quaint, picturesque community has an interesting history. For years it was a rural hamlet with a nearby pond, simply called Log Pond. It later became Apex, and the pond was eventually drained in the name of progress. Apex appeared on the map because of the coalfields in Chatham/Lee County. The coal companies needed to get their coal to Raleigh, and around 1870, the Chatham Railroad was chugging along, right by Log Pond. It officially became Apex with the establishment of a post office. Apex put the railroad to use immediately and shipped lumber, tar, turpentine, and pitch. Early on, Apex passed a few ordinances that some might find in the Wild West, including those dealing with whiskey, gambling, and prostitution. The town suffered two fires in the early 1900s, but its residents persevered, and Apex’s small-town charm is still enjoyed today.
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The History Of Fire Engines

Author : John A. Calderone
ISBN : 0760701016
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Category: Technology & Engineering

Collecting Toys

Author : Richard O'Brien
ISBN : 0873417496
Genre : Toys
File Size : 23.75 MB
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Here are accurate prices for more than 16,000 vintage and obscure toys from the late 1880s to today. Includes bonus lists of related museums, auctioneers, collectors, and dealers, and more. color section. 3,500 b&w photos.
Category: Toys