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Shelvoke Operations Support Tender -1980
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No: 1699   Contributor: Dr. B.A. Hutchinson   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: Shelvoke   Country: United Kingdom
Shelvoke Operations Support Tender -1980

This appliance started life as a Foam Tender built on the Shelvoke SPV WY chassis rated at 17 tons. It was supplied new to the Tyne and Waer Metropolitan Fire Brigade. In the 1990's a switch was made from dedicated foam tenders to OSTs capable of carrying a variety of loads. This appliance was converted at that time and is currently used to transport a 1921 Dennis 'N' Type to events outside of a 50 mile radius from it's home.
Picture added on 04 December 2006
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Was this Shelvoke used to tow written off/broke down fire appliances?Anywhere, do you have any Shelvoke appliances photos?Like Shelvoke WRL&Shelvoke aerial vehicles.

Added by Bomba Boy on 05 December 2006.
Bomba Boy - Chris Hall has put up picture #18403 of this ex-Foam Tender, in her original configuration.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 23 July 2009.
Nicely illustrates just how much bigger fire appliances have become in the last hundred years!

Added by Rob Johnson on 14 January 2017.
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