American LaFrance Corporation was one of the most influential fire apparatus manufacturers in history, with no firm having more impact on the design of modern apparatus. This comes as no surprise, as American LaFrance is among the oldest fire vehicle producers, its roots tracing back to Waterford, New York in 1832. One of their most popular vehicles was the Type 75, a lighter and more maneuverable engine compared to others at the time.
This Type 75 was sold for $12,500 to the Lake Placid Fire Department of Lake Placid, New York in 1922. The engine, a triple combination rotary gear pumper, is equipped with a 40-gallon Champion Babcock chemical tank and a 6-cylinder motor. Each Type 75 body is fit to hold 1200feet of 2.5-inch hose, 200 feet of .75-inch chemical hose, two sections of hand-suction hose, and two ladders, one 20ft extension ladder and one 12-footroof ladder with folding hooks. The pump has a capacity of 750 gallons of water per minute at 120 pounds of pressure.