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Spangler-Dual Fire engine
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No: 16608   Contributor: George Frankenfield   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Hahn Motors Inc.   Country: United States of America
Spangler-Dual Fire engine

This is a Spangler-Dual.Invented by D.H. Spangler
and manufactured by HAHN of Hamburg Pa.U.S.A.Only two were made and both were scrapped due to problems!They had 1000 gallon tanks,two 500GPM pumps, and two FORD engines.I know one was sold to
Friendship F.D. in Morgantown P.A. and scrapped shortly there after due to all kinds of mechanical problems!
Picture added on 23 April 2009 at 08:35
add commentComments:
Hi George thanks for sharing this very unusual appliance, I've never seen anything like it before.Paul.

Added by Paul Warnock on 23 April 2009.
Thank you George, this must be one of the most complex machines ever built, it definitely deserves the title unusual!

Added by John Stott on 23 April 2009.
Wouldn't like to meet that on a dark night !!!! Looks like something from a horror movie. The most unusual scene I have ever seen

Added by Barrie Green on 23 April 2009.
Many thanks Georges, an unseen vehicle indeed!!!

Added by Jacques PETER on 24 April 2009.
It's amazing ! what a shame these were scrapped and not preserved, great looking bit of kit !

Added by John Johnstone on 24 April 2009.
Aye John its certainly not a Bedford! lol! Imagine tooling about Patley Bridge in this contraption eh?

Added by John Stott on 24 April 2009.
The USAF bought the other one. You can see a picture of it in the book U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles By Fred W. Crismon on page 425. The USAF one carried 1500 gal., other than that, they are identical. The were both built in 1950

Added by Jeffrey Smoker on 10 May 2009.
I have an original brochure of this rig:
Check it out on my website:

Added by Albert on 09 June 2009.
Thank you for your interest & information.I appreciate it very much!The spangler did look beastly, but beautiful at the same time.It is a real shame they were scrapped.

Added by George Frankenfield on 23 August 2009.

D'you know; there was a drawing of this magnificent beast, in one of our kids' "Children's Book of Fire-Engines", dating from the 1950's.

It was shown as a rural fire-engine.

I have always wondered what the original truck was; and whether it ever existed, outside an Artist's Concept, maybe....

So, thanks for bringing it to us: and everyone, for the additional info.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 24 August 2009.
in the rear was a bank of portable ladders

Added by George Hobbs on 01 February 2012.
3 were built. Two like the above, Morgantown Pa and Aberdeen Proving Ground MD. A variation was built for Hellertown PA. All were plagued by probls.

Added by Joe Carl on 21 February 2015.
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