My first dashlight, bought it from a retiring constable.Those appear to be the only warning lights on the entire apparatus. I see they also didn't invest in one of those "Keep Back 200 Feet" signs and just use a few cinder blocks on the back step, that fall off randomly to keep people from following too closely.
I thought the label looked pretty modern. They said this truck was taken out of service about 1974 or 76. They put it out front preparing for the towns Halloween festival. Probably let the kids play on it.Based on the vintage of the lights, and the way they are mounted, the lights on the original post truck are not original to the truck.
Other than two flashers on the front, it does appear so. This is an extremely small town, their response area of it's time was probably 1 or 2 square miles. Probably averaged about 12 calls a year.Those appear to be the only warning lights on the entire apparatus.
for youFrom the late 1960's and well into the 1980's, Vitalite's were a big part of warning devices on fire apparatus operated by Henrico County, VA. The typical arrangement would be a Dietz 211 on the roof, Vitalites at the corners of the front bumper and Vitalites on either end of the rear hold bar.
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I can confirm this. We have a local classic vehicle collector in my home county, and he took delivery on a 1969 Kenworth pumper truck from Seattle FD. All the red lenses were gone per the strict guidelines the fire department set for the sale of the truck to a civilian. So, in addition to a lense-less Federal 12X TwinSonic, it had 3 dome-less RV15s, two of which were mounted on the fenders like y'all said, Coop, and one sole amber RV15 on the back passenger side with it's dome-less sibling on the back driver's side. He wound up pulling the beacons and giving them to me in exchange for a decent pair of red lenses for the TwinSonic I managed to scrouge up, polish, and install for him. I kept the amber RV15 for my collection, the other 3 I re-domed with NOS amber Dietz domes from an Ebay auction that fit the Unity brand and use those for volunteers' vehicles during bike races or triathlons I help out with in Bismarck.I believe Seattle used Unity RV 15s on their fenders. Nice Kenworth rigs