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Old 01-06-2012, 07:07 PM
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I couldn't find a thread dedicated to fleet photos, so let's start one here. It will be for fleet (and group) shots, which often feature multi-make vehicles that would be difficult to place in a marque-specific thread.

Here's the Farber & Otteman F.H. (Sac City, IA) ambulance fleet in a shot likely taken in the late 1960s. The first three cars aren't too unusual, but that last one is - and I would love to find a shot of it by itself! I would also like to know what company did the stretch/conversion.

1966 Consort combination
1964 Vista Cruiser ambulance
1963 Embassy with sedan ambulance option
1958 Biscayne sedan ambulance (perhaps doubled as a family car, like the Pontiac?)

Just when we think we've seen 'em all...!

This firm is still in business:

http://www.farberotteman.com/index.php
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:13 PM
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Love the idea Steve!

Midland Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps (Midland Park, NJ)

1967 and 1960 Miller Meteor Cadillac ambulances (from their site)
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Default Owen - Part I

Owen-Landrith F.H. (Sapulpa, OK)

1. Pair of Packards
2. Fleet, about 1948
3. Same scene, different view (their '48 Chevy sedan ambulance must have been busy)
3. October, 1950

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Default Owen - Part II

1. Henney and Meteor combinations
2. New fleet of hearses and six-doors

This firm went out of the ambulance business in 1977. They replaced their 1970 M-M and 1973 C/B combinations and 1972 and 1969 Fleetwood 75s with the Buicks seen above. I'm including the next two photos to show you how the building evolved over the years. The buildings (funeral home, house next door, both garages) still stand, but the firm is no longer in business.

3. 1947 Miller combination
4. 1959 Comet combination

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Schrader Bros. Funeral Home (Plymouth, MI)

The horses don't look pleased at what's replacing them
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The horses don't look pleased at what's replacing them
Them horses are thinking, "what tha heck is up with this crap"! "A horseless hearse and a horesless ambulance"!!!
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Raleigh Harrison F.H. (Beloit, KS)

Packard combination, Pontiac wagon ambulance, and a Chevy sedan.

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Love the idea Steve!

Midland Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps (Midland Park, NJ)

1967 and 1960 Miller Meteor Cadillac ambulances (from their site)
Are you sure the 1960 Cadillac isn't a Eureka? It looks more like a Eureka than a M+M to me but I'm no expert though.

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Are you sure the 1960 Cadillac isn't a Eureka? It looks more like a Eureka than a M+M to me but I'm no expert though.

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I may be wrong, but I thought it was a very rare Miller Meteor Guardian.
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The car in the photo is indeed a 1960 Miller-Meteor Guardian
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