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Pope-Hartford Chemical and Hose Engine 21 Portland Oregon

For something a bit different from our typical daily coverage today’s feature image contains two Portland, Oregon, Fire Department Vehicles. The chemical and hose truck is a 1913 Pope-Hartford unit based on a heavy duty six-wheel equipment chassis with double chain drive powered by a 50-h.p. four-cylinder engine. The Company also produced lighter duty four-wheel shaft-driven 50-h.p. fire…

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Fast Traveling Stoddard-Dayton Speedster

Today’s feature image takes us back in time to Hanford, California, for a view of a very sporty-looking Stoddard-Dayton stripped of its coachwork and converted into a speedster. In an era when speed equipment was only available for racers on a factory team, and aftermarket offerings were still a few years away, the quick and…

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