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American LaFrance

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American LaFrance (ALF) is an emergency and vocational vehicle manufacturer, currently based in Summerville, South Carolina. Focusing primarily on emergency apparatus fire engines and fire aerial including ambulance and rescue vehicles.


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American LaFrance logo.

Focusing primarily on fire engines and fire trucks (ladders), although they also sell rescue vehicles and ambulances. ALF was founded in 1845 by Truckson LaFrance and his partners as the "LaFrance Manufacturing Company," selling hand powered equipment.

In 1995, the company was bought by Freightliner LLC, which is a subsidiary of Daimler-Chrysler. Freightliner continued to utilize American LaFrance's original nameplates and designations. However, most of their products are now built on Freightliner M2 or Sterling Acterra chassis. ALF has manufacturing facilities in Hamburg, NY and Casper, WY. As of 2005, they are the fifth largest manufacturer of emergency vehicles in North America.

In December 2005, it was announced that Freightliner had transferred the ownership of American LaFrance to the New York-based investment firm, Patriarch Partners, LLC. The headquarters and main plant in Ladson, South Carolina are not included in the transaction. However, Patriarch Partners will be allowed to use the plant until early 2007, when DaimlerChrysler will utilize the plant for assembly of the 2007 Dodge Sprinter.

(text source: Wikipedia)


AMERICAN LAFRANCE EMBLEMS
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American LaFrance emblem.

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American LaFrance emblem.

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American LaFrance logotype emblem.

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American LaFrance logotype emblem.

AMERICAN LAFRANCE BROCHURES
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1981 American LaFrance Ladder Fire Truck brochure.

AMERICAN LAFRANCE CARS
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1915 American LaFrance. The 6 cylinder engine stamped 2170 is from a 1918 type 31-6-75 front drive aerial ladder fire truck, and the cast aluminum cowl appears to have come from a American Lafrance built between 1927 and 1930. (source: Tom Griffith)

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1915 American LaFrance. The 6 cylinder engine stamped 2170 is from a 1918 type 31-6-75 front drive aerial ladder fire truck, and the cast aluminum cowl appears to have come from a American Lafrance built between 1927 and 1930. (source: Tom Griffith)

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1915 American LaFrance. The 6 cylinder engine stamped 2170 is from a 1918 type 31-6-75 front drive aerial ladder fire truck, and the cast aluminum cowl appears to have come from a American Lafrance built between 1927 and 1930. (source: Tom Griffith)

 
 
COMMENTS
Edward Curley2954 days ago

Where can we obtain artwork files for the American La France logo. We are particularly interested in teh gold leaf design tht is applied in addition to the name.
We are restoring a fire truck in Illinois.
Your guidance is much appreciated.
Eddie Curley

Patrick C Akins2926 days ago

Leechburg Volunteer Fire Department Has An American LaFrance Fire Truck .

Jerome567 days ago

May I know what font used on it. I really like it. pls. reply to me as soon as possible.

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