Sulzer Pump from Dennis Merryweather TL?
This is a pump I have acquired for restoration and this photo was taken when I first got it home three years ago, it is now stripped for a full restoration. Through internet research and the help of one of this forums members I understand it may have come from a Dennis Merryweather TL, the makers plate states 1939 and has the same order number (1384) of an identical pump on a now beautifully restored Dennis Merryweather TL found at picture #22758
on this site. It may also of course have come from a trailer as I now know sulzer did produce them (although I can find no pictures in any books or the internet of these to see if they look the same). Some of the ancillary fittings that came with it have OCFB (Oxford City Fire Brigade) stamped into them and it was picked up by its previous owner from a factory in Watlington around 25 years ago now. Does anyone know if any Merryweather TL's went to oxford at the start of the war?
I have also found pictures of Leyland and AEC Merryweathers from early on in the war but they either don't seem to have a pump (behind the seats) or have a sulzer with a larger square casing, presumably with a higher capacity.
Picture added on 24 January 2013 at 20:56