Selling on Saturday, June 16th, 9:00 am: Real Estate, All Household Items including Antique Dishes and Collectibles, Woodworking Equipment.

Selling on Saturday, June 30th, 9:00 am: Steam Car, Tractors, Rifles, Steam Whistles, and Other Collectibles.


Please contact Jeff Morris at (309) 297-0007 or email inquiries to jeffm@alexisfire.com.

For a complete listing of items with photos and selling dates,
please download brochure in PDF format.




Items selling on Saturday, June 30th include Reo Speed Wagon Fire Truck, Antique Fire Wagon, Fire Reel Cart & Accessories, Fire Extinguisher, Steam Boiler, and more.

To view a more complete list with photos and item information
of the Antique Fire Equipment items for auction,
please visit the Hilpiper Auction website.




Excellent condition. New boiler, new pumps, reconditioned engine. For more information, please contact Jeff Morris at (309) 297-0007 or email inquiries to jeffm@alexisfire.com.

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A Nichols & Shepard double cylinder simple, engine No.11,369, built in 1913. Boiler is a locomotive, dry bottom firebox type, shell 30" Dia., 96" long plus smokebox and firebox, double rivetted lap joint, 125 lbs., allowed steam pressure, with 32-2 1/2" tubes 96" long. Firebox 34" wide, 48" long, boiler has 226.7 sq. ft., of heating surface, 11.33 sq. ft., of grate surface. At 20 lbs. of coal per sq. ft., or 227 lbs. per hour of 11,500 btu per pound and 69% boiler efficiency at 125 lbs., steam pressure and 60-degree F, feedwater temperature the boiler will produce 1943 pounds of steam per hour. The engine proper is a double cyliner simple, 6-5/8" bore, 10" stroke, with Stephenson link valvue and reversing gear with "D" slide valves, governor speed control at 300 RPM on belt and most traction work. The engine traction system is typical Nicols & Shepard design with a two shoe engaging in the clutch and balance wheel on the left hand side of the engine, with a 13 tooth crankshaft pinion, a 61 tooth intermediate gear, a 54 tooth differential spur gear, 13 tooth countershaft pinions, 57 tooth bull gears, 68" Dia. drive wheels with 20" wide rims. The engine with fuel and water supply weighs 23,000 lbs.

Please contact Jeff Morris at (309) 297-0007 or email inquiries to jeffm@alexisfire.com.

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