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Bickle Chieftain, 1936, Fire Engine

Historic Land Vehicles, Public Service Vehicles

Title

Bickle Chieftain, 1936, Fire Engine

Denomination

50¢

Date of Issue

August 19, 1994

Year

Quantity

800,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Historic Land Vehicles, Public Service Vehicles

Series Time Span

1994

Perforation or Dimension

12.5 x 13

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Joseph Gault. Designed by Tiit Telmet.

About Stamp

Following last year's highly popular souvenir sheet featuring historic Canadian cars, in 1994, Canada Post Corporation presents Public Service Vehicles. These specialty streetcars, wagons, trucks and buses provided public transportation, and assisted in the maintenance of roads and in the provision of essential services. Manufactured in Woodstock, Ontario from 1928 to 1939, the Chieftain was a triple-combination pumping engine equipped with a fire pump, water tank, hose and ladders. Smaller equipment included fire extinguishers, axes, lanterns, pike pole, and a powerful searchlight. A six-cylinder gasoline engine powered the truck and its rotary pump. These vehicles were distinguished by their classic gabled hood with horizontal louvres and cast-aluminum radiator.

Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1994, p. 1, 14.

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