Wanted: ww2 chrysler fire pump info/manuals

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Wanted: ww2 chrysler fire pump info/manuals

Post by gyknot »

I have a ww2 Chrysler fire pumper and a Chrysler built trailer to mount it in. From what I can find the Howe fire pump was actually built by Chrysler under license during the war.
I would very much like to find any literature on either the pump unit or the trailer or all of it.
So far all I have found is a few small pictures in ww2 ads showing the unit but no information on it.
I'd also be interested in parts/pieces for the unit itself or even complete outfits. Hopefully on the west side of the country!
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Re: Wanted: ww2 chrysler fire pump info/manuals

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Bump...Anybody? :roll:
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Re: Wanted: ww2 chrysler fire pump info/manuals

Post by gyknot »

Guess there is little to no literature at all available on these.
I did locate a book titled "Trailer Mounted Fire Fighting Pumps" that has quite a bit on the Chrysler built fire pumps and the trailers. Has some general info as well as production numbers. Also indicates they were only made from possibly late 1940 until the end of 1943. It appears although they were marketed for civil defense, they were only sold to the military for use or lend/lease. Only after the war as surplus did they fall into normal fire fighting use.
I would still like to locate any manuals or literature on them if any of you ever run across it. According to this book it was model number 101. I have a few ads from the war years on them but that is it.
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Re: Wanted: ww2 chrysler fire pump info/manuals

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have you tried contacting Chrysler historical?
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Re: Wanted: ww2 chrysler fire pump info/manuals

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Can't say that I have. Not sure how one even goes about it.
Its a back burner project for right now.
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Re: Wanted: ww2 chrysler fire pump info/manuals

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Contact:
Mailing address:
Chrysler Group LLC - Historical Services
12501 Chrysler Fwy.
CIMS 410-11-21
Detroit, MI 48288 USA
ATTN: Historical Information

E-mail: archives@wpchryslermuseum.org

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313-252-2928