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Commercar Fire Engine by Henry Simonis & Co London
Fire Engine Photos
No: 2019   Contributor: Pavel Zaremba   Year: 1910   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: Australia
Commercar Fire Engine by Henry Simonis & Co London

Photo 2 with kind permission of Station Officer Charles Easter (Rtr) Western Australia Fire Brigades. This incredible example of early British Fire Engineering is currently stored by its private owner in Perth. The vehicle is fully operational and although not depicted in the two photos, still has the original extension ladder, foot bell, rear mounted pump and other equipment. On Photo 1 the fireman figurine atop the radiator cap is not original but a later addition by the owner. The vehicle still has the original electric lamps but the reflectors have been polished back to the brass. It is a Z-style chassis, chain drive with petrol engine. I would love our forum to supply more information about this beautiful piece of equipment.
Picture added on 25 January 2007
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Commercar - Pavel, or Marcel(s); where is Photo 1 of this very interesting early Fire Engine ?

I have tried Searching with Keywords; and adjacent Picture No's, but no joy.

Would also love to hear from the Commer folk on this one....

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 12 February 2009.
Hi All, we would love to see more of this engine as we are the owners of the 1909 RC Shooting brake EC634, the yellow commercar in england. (Google images have pictures) This engine was mentioned just a short while back whilst we were on the London To Brighton run, it is our 100th year this year. Any info would be great

Added by Garin Kelly on 15 May 2009.
Pat and Garin Kelly, my apologies, am just checking my original posts, did not realize there were active comments awaiting replys! Firstly Pat, for some reason Photo 2 was never posted, I will dig it out and resubmit. Garin, what a pity I couldn't get a reply off to you in 2009, never mind though, this fire engine is from 1910 so I'll do my best for you this year!!

Added by Pavel on 31 January 2010.
I have some bellows with a brass plaque with the words Henry simonis & co fire engineers preoria works Walthamstow London NE. Any information on these please.

Added by on 08 February 2016.
Any interest in selling these bellows?

Added by Sandie SIMONIS on 20 June 2016.
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