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P.E. Van Pelt fire truck catalog and correspondence, 1938-1943.
BANC MSS 2011/173 v.1
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Title:

P.E. Van Pelt fire truck catalog and correspondence, 1938-1943

Creator/Contributor:

Van Pelt, P. E., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Woolley, Roi B., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Van Pelt & Co

Creator/Contributor:

United States, Office of Civilian Defense,, correspondent.

Abstract:

Binder of materials on fire engine trucks the company produced for various towns, government agencies, and universities throughout California. Binder contains black and white lithographic prints of fire trucks with specifications on the back of each one. The binder was sent to the Chief of the Coordination Unit of the Office of Civilian Defense (Fire Defense Section), Roi B. Woolley, after a vist to California. Also includes correspondence between the owner of the company, P.E. Van Pelt, and Woolley regarding of the company's available inventory on hand that could be used to build fire trucks for the government. Correspondence to Woolley bears an Office of Civilian Defense stamp containing the received date.

Date:

1938 (issued)

Subject:

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Van Pelt, P. E -- Archives
Van Pelt, P. E -- Correspondence
United States. -- Office of Civilian Defense -- Correspondence
Van Pelt & Co. -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Fire fighting equipment industry -- California -- Oakdale
Fire engines -- California -- Pictorial works
Fire departments -- California -- Equipment and supplies -- Pictorial works

Note:

P.E. Van Pelt fire truck catalog and correspondence, 1938-1943, BANC MSS 2011/173, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Marc Selvaggio 20110318.
In English.
P.E. Van Pelt was a builder of fire trucks, fire apparatus and equipment based in Oakdale, Calif., 1925-1987. It was the west coast fire apparatus builder that was in business the longest and became the largest builder of fire apparatus west of the Rocky Mountains. Van Pelt built all types of fire fighting equipment including pumpers, water tenders (tankers), aerials, elevating platforms, brush engines, and more.

Type:

Prints.
Lithographs.

Physical Description:

print
1 portfolio (0.1 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2011/173 v.1

Origin:

California