Fire engine [Crown Fire engine]

Crown Coach Corporation, Manufacturer

1961
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Maker and Role
Crown Coach Corporation, Manufacturer
Production Date
1961
Description
Fire appliance - 1961 Crown triple combination apparatus. Model: CP 125-109 Serial No. F 1259 City shop No. 60086. American-style fire appliance; open seating for driver and crew. Left hand drive. Seating at front; and behind driver's compartment, for two. The top and sides being mainly used for the storage of hoses and gear. Mounted on top, towards the rear, is a single, revolving nozzle. Input/output connections on the right while the controls and relevant dials are on the opposite i.e. driver's side. There are platform and rails at the rear for riding personnel, plus outposts - there are also rear-facing lights.
The front of the vehicle has 4 headlights; a centre-mounted siren plus another horn at the extreme right - there are 2 red lights at lower windshield level and a 'Beacon Ray' on top centre of the windshield. Has painted in white "Los Angeles City Fire Department Class I" behind driver/rider's door - the crest of the city and the city shop number on the doors themselves.
The appliance is powered by a Hall and Scott, in-line 6 of 16 litres capacity.
324 BHP @ 2400 rpm. Engine No.6607349.
1250 GPM @ 150 PSI @ 1641 rpm.
This item was gifted to the City of Auckland by the City of Los Angeles, and is to be held, in trust, by MOTAT.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Glass
Signature/Marks and Type
CROWN / CROWN COACH CORP., LOS ANGELES, U.S.A Maker's Plate
CROWN FIRE COACH / MANUFACTURED 1961 / PRESENTED TO / THE CITY OF AUCKLAND / BY / THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES - USA Maker's Plate
Accession No
1986.37
Credit Line
Crown Coach Corporation. 1961. Fire engine [Crown Fire engine], 1986.37. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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