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Commer 42A foam tender 1019 MX London
Fire Engine Photos
No: 37876   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2014   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
Commer 42A foam tender 1019 MX London

1960s Photo by Norman Tarling This was transferred from Middlesex to London in 1965. It carried 700 gallons of foam compound in 5-gallon drums. The bodywork is often attributed to Waldegrave but the appliance was delivered by Dennis in July 1962. I am grateful to Roger Mardon for this information. I know of no other reference to Waldegrave as a fire appliance builder. Google has a reference to a firm in Teddington.
Picture added on 07 November 2014 at 11:12
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John Nadal's recent book on London's Fire Engines implies that the bodywork is by Middlesex Fire Brigade. By the way he spells it Waldergrave. There is still a Waldergrave motor engineer in Teddington which I think is same company that built specials for Middlesex FB in early 1960s.

Added by Petros on 02 August 2018.
Emptying five gallon foam drums out of those three upper lockers must have been quite a task, despite the row of built-in steps!

Added by Rob Johnson on 08 August 2018.
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