Engine 39 & Ladder 16

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Engine 39 received the first gasoline propelled and powered pumper in the FDNY, a 1911 Waterous. It didn't work and they went back to steamers, the last one with a motorized tractor delivered in 1917. In 1925 they received a new American LaFrance 700 Gallon Per Minute, then another American LaFrance 1000 GPM in 1927. In 1933, a new Seagrave 1000 GPM pumper. That lasted until 1952, when they got a used 1936 Mack 1000GPM from Engine 225. That lasted until 1958.

Does that fill your gaps?
 
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fao3493

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  Wow!  Yes it does.  Thank you for taking the time to research that and passing it on.
 
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fao3493

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  I finally made it up to NYC yesterday.
  The folks at E39/L16 were great.  They couldnt have been more receptive and helpful.  The timing couldnt have been better.  As we were leaving, l16 got a run and shortly there after the engine went on a run.
  Thanks again for all you help.
 
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