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An Interesting Fire-fighting Appliance.

5th October 1926, Page 45
5th October 1926
Page 45
Page 45, 5th October 1926 — An Interesting Fire-fighting Appliance.
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An illustration on this page, which depicts a fire appliance in the service of the Catnborne (Cornwall) Fire Brigade, is of more than passing interest, inasmuch as it depicts the conversion of a horse-drawn fire steamer into a petrolconveyed vehicle by the use of a 2-ton Vulcan chassis.

The chassis has an extra long wheelbase, which, in the words of the secretary of the fire brigade, is an advantage because it allows plenty of box room in which hose and other fire-brigade essentials can be stored. The hosebox is actually 9 ft. long. Although the machine may appear to be unduly long, this fact is not so apparent when it is on the road, and the secretary says that it is remarkably easy to negotiate in the lanes out of the town.


Organisations: Fire Brigade

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