One Hundred Years of the British Fire Engine

One Hundred Years of the British Fire Engine

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Starting with the first motorised fire engine, the 1903 Tottenham Merryweather, it reveals how competition between great British manufacturers including Dennis, Leyland and Bedford fuelled important innovations far beyond their ability to pump firefighting water such as turntable ladders and hydraulic platforms. It gives an account of how fire engines rose to the challenges of World War II and how the post-war period brought both the introduction of standard specifications for engines and the iconic Green Goddess. It also traces the decline of British makers in recent years, as foreign badges became an ever-more familiar sight in fire stations.This 1933 Bedford pump is pictured new at time of delivery to Horsham Fire Brigade, Sussex. ... engines lay with the number of Chevrolet trucks built in Britain during the years 1928-1931, several of which were used as fire tenders, one of theanbsp;...

Title:One Hundred Years of the British Fire Engine
Author:Neil Wallington
Publisher:Jeremy Mills Publishing - 2008-01-01


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