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  1. Good Morning All! I am new to this forum, hopefully looking to get some answers to some of the many questions I have. My name is Dan and I am on the Three Rivers Fire Department in Three Rivers, MA. Chasis number 6 BG 6S 1060. Lately I have taken the initiative to start getting our old Mack up to par. She still runs and drives in the parades, just as good as in September of 1933 when we first got her, but her appearance needs a little sprucing up. I have started doing some maintenance on our Bosch Magneto with Bill Lopoulos' Magneto Parts and got some new exhaust gaskets from Olsen Gaskets. Both make great products by the way and are very helpful. What I have been really trying to find out is what the accessories were that came with the ol' girl. From the attached photos we received from the Mack Historical Museum, you can see a strainer, some couplings, extinguishers, hard suction hose, a lantern / flashlight and nozzles. This is how it looked right out of the factory! I wasn't sure what people had for information on these. I believe the lantern / flashlight is a Harris Bros. since they are the only company I have found to carry a version with a leather handle. I found a few examples online. I have inquired with the Mack Historical Museum and sadly the accessories provide on the Type 50 BGs is lost to bad record archiving. All of the photos indicate they have most of the same accessory equipment. Perhaps someone out there has examples or can recall this lost-to-history information. Hell, it even looks like the extinguishers were plated with Mack on them, but I can’t find one single example. I have seen posts on here for tool sets that were provided for the Bulldog model, but I am not sure what our BG may have had. One interesting thing I come to the conclusion was that the bulldog was not added until it reached the branch office, not at the factory as shown in the photos. Dale at the Mack Museum seems to agree. I know this seems like an overload and a scatter shot of information, but its a start! Thanks for all your knowledge, help and providing such a great research tool for us Mack Nubies!
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