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American LaFrance


The roots of this company go back to 1832, it was founded in 1873 by by Truckson LaFrance as the "LaFrance Manufacturing Company". From the beginning it was a company for fire fighting equipment. The American LaFrance Fire Engine Company was formed in 1903, while the first motorized fire engine was delivered in 1907. As a fire truck producer the company still exists today. In the early 20th. century American LaFrance was the creator of some sports cars, too.



1908 "Funkenblitz"
1912 Speedster
1916 Red Baron
1917 "Feuersalamander"


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