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OVFM

1913 Seagrave Model J

 

Specifications:

 

Chassis:  Seagrave

Body:     City Service Ladder Truck

Model:   J tiller strait frame ladder

Type:

Serial Number:

 

Engine:  Seagrave 6 Cylinder

Model:   F6 (re-powered in mid-20's)

Cubic Inch: 1,013 cu

Horse Power:  79 hp

Ignition:  Mag / twin Distributors

               (3 plugs per cylinder)

 

Transmission:  Seagrave

                        3 speed chain drive

Top Speed: 

 

Sold New:  City of Los Angeles

 

Acquired by OVV:  2001

 

Condition:  Rough / Restorable

 

History

This was LA's first motorized city service ladder truck.  It was originally powered by an air cooled 6 cylinder engine.

 

Not much history is know about this truck yet.  At some point (40's or 50's) it was sold to MGM.  A private collector in the Bay Area bought it in the early seventy's and drove it around the Alameda / Oakland area for years.  While in storage, it was damaged by vandals. 

 

Many missing parts and pieces have been found for the restoration of this rig. 

 

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Deleivered new to Los Angeles Fire Dept