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Steve Loftin
12-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Let's post old stretcher, cot, and church truck ads here, in order to give procar owners a better idea of what would've been used in their vehicle.

I'll start with this Bomgardner ad from the August, 1933 edition of The Embalmer's Monthly and National Funeral Director magazine:

Steve Loftin
12-08-2012, 03:56 PM
Here's something I've never seen before; a combination main/auxiliary cot based on a standard #54 (two-level ambulance) frame:

Steve Loftin
12-08-2012, 03:59 PM
Here's an Bomgardner ambulance cot ad from the same issue of MM:

Steve Loftin
12-08-2012, 04:08 PM
From MM, November, 1951:

Steve Loftin
12-08-2012, 04:20 PM
Here's the new #54, from the March, 1955 issue of MM:

Steve Loftin
12-08-2012, 04:24 PM
From the same issue of MM:

Steve Loftin
12-08-2012, 04:29 PM
Since this ad appeared in the May, 1957 issue of Mortuary Management, we know that the #54-L was introduced that year:

Steve Loftin
12-08-2012, 04:42 PM
From the September, 1960 issue of MM:

Steve Loftin
12-08-2012, 04:43 PM
22 pages later:

John ED Renstrom
12-08-2012, 11:12 PM
here is one I have January 77 add for the ferno 29. I made a inquire to Ferno about the introduction date of this gurney and here it there reply

Steve Loftin
12-09-2012, 06:21 PM
For those that may not know, the "BOM" referred to in the e-mail message above stands for bill of materials; that is, the parts list required to construct a product.

As far as the introduction date for a #28, I'm fairly sure they were introduced in or around 1970 (maybe earlier). They look a little different today:

http://www.fernoems.com/product_detail.aspx?prodID=F0DAA001-2339-44C3-9D0B-56ACFE8A69D0

Steve Loftin
12-24-2012, 11:32 PM
From the Southern Funeral Director, August, 1961:

John ED Renstrom
12-25-2012, 12:24 PM
any one know when bomgardner went put of production. with them still in business in 61 it's strange we don't find more of there cots

Dave Lisiecki
01-28-2013, 04:10 PM
From "Fire Engineering" March 1956
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http://professionalcarsociety.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=248&pictureid=2421

Upper photo: "Washington full senior size Kontour-Kot with 5" cushion tires, in a Ford country sedan"

Lower photo: "Washington No. 3 cot hook in place. Quickly removed by four screws, leaving only two small flat plates on floor. Tailgate plate available to cover offset at rear door."

Martyn Donaldson
02-06-2013, 02:15 PM
1960 Ferno ad featuring a '59 Eureka

http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab281/Lesneyfan/efab3492-4803-4582-8d2e-f5f36edec42b_zpse8d79b41.jpg

Steve Loftin
05-21-2013, 05:14 PM
Ferno #s 27, 12, and 32 for low-headroom cars:

Steve Loftin
05-21-2013, 05:17 PM
1962 - the #30 is introduced:

Steve Lichtman
05-21-2013, 08:57 PM
1962 - the #30 is introduced:I hate to disagree... It's not a great reproduction of the ad, but it does appear that the date on this ad for the Ferno model 30 is 1959.

Steve Loftin
05-21-2013, 09:24 PM
I hate to disagree... It's not a great reproduction of the ad, but it does appear that the date on this ad for the Ferno model 30 is 1959.

Interesting - please re-post in a higher resolution so we can read the text.

Steve Lichtman
05-21-2013, 09:31 PM
Interesting - please re-post in a higher resolution so we can read the text.That's all I've got, I picked that up somewhere else on the 'net, one of those "better than nothing" situations. Good only for reference. Sorry.... :(

Paul Steinberg
05-21-2013, 10:24 PM
Ten characters.......