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1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class VIII.: Merryweather and Son

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Steam Fire Engine
London Fire Brigade Fire Engine

1928. MERRYWEATHER and SON, 63 Long Acre, London.

Fire engines, hose, etc.

MERRYWEATHER and SON'S PATENT STEAM FIRE ENGINE, for service in any climate, is light, powerful, and compact; is mounted on a strong wrought-iron frame, with high wheels, and springs for rapid travelling; the pump, self-lubricating piston, and valves are of gunmetal, to work the foulest water without injury; the boiler is of steel, with copper tubes to generate steam quickly, and stand great pressure; and the pump will throw large or small bodies of water to great distances. The engine is fully equipped with suction and delivery hose, branch pipes, wrenches, tank, etc.

MERRYWEATHER and SON'S IMPROVED LONDON BRIGADE FIRE ENGINE, to be drawn by horses or men; with gun-metal pumps, pistons, and valves in separate valve- chambers; spherical copper air vessel, folding handles for 30 men, wrought-iron fore carriage, patent axles and springs, and delivery screws on both sides for 2 lines of hose. Fully equipped with suction-pipes, hose, branch-pipes, jet-spreaders, wrenches, etc.

Prize Medal Great Exhibition, 1851, awarded to the "Prince Albert."

Prize Medal Paris Exhibition, 1855, awarded to "L'Empereur."

"THE PAXTON," a light country brigade or parish fire-engine for 20 men; same pattern as the London brigade engine, and similarly equipped.

MERRYWEATHER and SON'S MEDIUM-SIZE FIRE ENGINE, for railways, factories, etc. (This class of engine is made of various sizes and powers.)

METALLIC FIRE ENGINES, for tropical climates, in all sizes.

MERRYWEATHER and SON'S IMPROVED FIRE ESCAPE, as used in London, Dublin, and many provincial and foreign towns, to reach 60 ft.

PORTABLE FIRE ENGINE for ships, halls, and mansions.

CABINET FIRE ENGINE for boudoirs, picture galleries.

Specimens of leather and other hose; coupling joints; hand pumps; stand pipes; fire cocks; helmets; belts and axes; leather and canvas buckets; fire ladders; domestic fire escape, etc.

The whole of these fire-engines and apparatus, being placed at the disposal of Her Majesty's Commissioners, are stationed in various places, for the protection of the Exhibition building.

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