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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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A Pope Single Cylinder Track Racer

This is one of the best posed photos of a rider and a early racing motorcycle that we have seen in some time. One interesting feature of this single-cylinder Pope racing machine is the very short wheelbase compared to other machines of the era. Note the direct drive without a clutch or transmission as was the practice…

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