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Horse-drawn fire engine - England
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No: 21965   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 1983   Manufacturer: Shand Mason & Co   Country: United Kingdom
Horse-drawn fire engine - England

Horse-drawn fire engine
Pictured in 1983
England
Picture added on 01 February 2010 at 12:32
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This is a 1908 Shand Mason Horse-drawn Steam Pump ordered for the protection of St'Giles House and Wimbourne St'Giles village in Dorset,England.It was purchased after the village's manual pump proved to be of no use in 1907 when the village parish church was totally destroyed by fire.It went on to serve the village until 1948,and today is still in preservation.

Added by Pete Matten on 02 February 2010.
Jacques - good to see this wonderful old Steamer, out "on the run" - so many that we can only see as dusty exhibits in a museum....

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 08 February 2010.
A horse drawn steamer still operational in 1948. Could this be a record, or was it trailored by then!

Added by Rob Johnson on 14 July 2017.
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