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Reliance Fire Company Fire Truck Museum and Antique Fire Truck Restoration Facility

ALF Front Fender Scrolls

Adding the scrolls to the front fenders.

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The fender after gold leaf striping has been applied.

Note the scroll outline in white talcum powder between the gold stripes.  A paper outline with the pattern of the scroll perforated through the paper is taped to the fender.  Talcum powder is "pounced" through the paper pattern.  Gold size is then hand applied using the patten as a guide.

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This is the finished scroll after the fender has been cleared.

Some scrolls were optional on early LaFrance fire trucks.  While the hood and hose bed scrolls were a standard item, seat, fender, toolbox, and frame scrolls were not.  They could be ordered by the fire department as an added item.  Hood lettering was also special ordered for each rig but was included in the base price of the truck.