Springfield Equipment Company - 1960s-1980s - Springfield, Ohio
|Springfield Equipment Company was
owned by the Champion Company of Springfield, which is an embalming fluid
manufacturer. After the discontinuation of the Travelall, somehow
Springfield Equipment got separated from Champion and moved to Dayton, Ohio,
where it built a line of modular ambulance bodies for several years before
closing its doors in the 1980s.
Travel-All Ambulances - Most if not all International Travelall ambulances
were built by Springfield Equipment Co. International marketed these units
through IH dealers, so until the very end of production, Springfield didn't
market them, only built them. They were quite popular in certain regions,
and PA was one place where they were used quite a bit.
That's the one I just bought. I have two others, a '68 low-top not
stretched, and a '70 stretch high-top. The '70 is pretty much junk (I bought
it out of the junkyard), but it was the first ambulance in Pennsylvania to
carry a cardiac monitor and medications, though at the time (1969), they had
to be used by a nurse (pre-Paramedic). :rolleyes: Right idea, wrong
Travelall made from 1957-1980?
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