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British Industrial History

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Messer and Thorpe

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June 1872.
Ten bucket fire extinguisher at London Canal Museum

Engineers of Gedling Street, Dockhead, London, SE.

1882 Makers of stationary steam engines and hoists.

Makers of a 'ten bucket fire extinguisher'. This was a water-filled galvanised iron box containing ten nested buckets.

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