American La France built this “junior” fire engine for the volunteers of Paxton, Illinois. Equipped with a rotary pump rated at 350 gallons of water per minute, as well as 800 feet of hose, a forty gallon chemical tank with a couple of hundred feet of booster line, a twenty foot extension ladder and a twelve foot roof ladder, the Paxton VFD had an effective piece of apparatus. The rig’s four cylinder T-head design engine provided more than enough power for the pump.
Curiously, the department never upgraded the tires to pneumatics, but they did get rid of the chemical tank in favor of a booster tank. The rig was restored by Don Hale in 1988.