The author provides the reader with a selection of photographs that portray the development of specialist fire-fighting equipment from the earliest man-handled or horse-powered trailers to the massive engines used today.In 1907 a new 26-nian Merryweather a#39;Greenwicha#39; manual pump was available with a choice of seven escapes from 35 to 65ft, the ... One or two cylinders containing some 40 or 60 gallons ot water, into which bicarbonate of soda had been dissolved, were mounted on the carriage. ... In 1898 Shand Mason aamp; Co introduced its first alarm machine, which comprised a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage withanbsp;...
|Title||:||An Illustrated History of Fire Engines|
|Author||:||Roger C. Mardon|
|Publisher||:||Jeremy Mills Publishing - 2001|