FDNY Rigs circa 1968

srresquire

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Hello all...I was lucky enough to receive the collection of Chicago area historian Ron Mattes I am sad to say Ron passed away many years agoplease enjoy...his specialty was photographing big city firehouses...I have scanned in a bunch of FDNY houses and rigs that were taken in 1968..I believe all the firehouse shots were taken by Ron but the rig shots probably were taken by some one else...not sure who but I found them in Ron's collection. I think you'll agree these are simply amazing...Not sure how many I can post in any single post but there are around 250 or so to share...Enjoy the history
This first batch is primarily old vollie houses
 

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srresquire

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here is another group
 

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srresquire

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One more...don't want to overload everyone the first day LOL
 

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jtsjc1

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Nice pictures! Good rear view of Satellite 3 and the SP in one photo. Also the picture of Richmond Engine 1 to the left I believe was a garden shop at one time. My dad went there pretty often in the summer and I remember being in there many times. No Home Depot then. Does anyone recall the name of the place?
 

Atlas

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I have seen these same exact pictures posted on a FB site by someone I know. In fact he used the same exact description to start off with you have. The first set shows the manifold that was carried in the car driven by the satellite officer. A coincidence or did you take these off another site?
These photos were placed on this site by the owner,
 

mack

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Great collection. Glad you are a member of our site. Welcome.
 

grumpy grizzly

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When I first saw the pixs I thought that they had been posted by other than the rightful owner. I know the owner, Steve Redick, a retired CFD dispatcher and a good photographer with several CFD apparatus books, including the old stuff. I over-reacted when I saw the post and I was wrong. You will like Steve's work. Maybe my posts can match up with his.
 

paul612

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I did post all these things on Facebook before I came over here so I’m certain you saw my original posts. I’m hoping some new and different people will see them because I know not everyone is on Facebook like we are.
I saw all the photos on facebook. They are amazing. I would have loved to be around to see some of those trucks working.
 

CFDMarshal

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Ok , experts out there, Atlas, Mack, Gman, where was Silver Beach VFD and doesanyone know the location of the overgrown house with the bell tower?
 

srresquire

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Here's the next bunch from the Ron Mattes collection......
 

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srresquire

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Just some really neat stuff.....pretty good considering they were taken in 1968..I wonder if these could have been Jack Lerch photos?
 

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srresquire

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Last batch for today
 

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