The hosting costs of websites on this system have historically been covered by advertising. However changes in the way people use the internet, including ad-blocking mean that the revenues no longer cover the expenses. For this reason we will be closing this website within the next two months unless we can find a different model. If any users of the site would be interested in the possibility of taking this incredible archive or pictures and comments over including paying for hosting, please get in touch.
We use cookies to track visitor statistics and personalise adverts. This info is shared with Google. Only use the site if you agree to this. OK, I agree
Librapix Link

Fire Engines Photos

Upload a Picture About this Site | Links | Random Pic | Advanced Search Home | Latest Additions | Contributors | Visitors
 
Merryweather?
Fire Engine Photos
No: 40776   Contributor:   Year: 2017   Country: United Kingdom
Merryweather?

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone can positively ID the make and model of this appliance?
It was Brightlingsea's first motorised fire appliance and dates from the 1920's/1930's era.
I have always believed it to be an Albion Merrywather?
Picture added on 18 October 2017 at 12:18
add commentComments:
There are certain similarities with a 1924 Guy/John Morris machine supplied to Cheddleton Paper Mills which is in the Black Country Museum. - bonnet, wheels, bell mounting, dumb irons.-

Added by Paul Sturman on 18 October 2017.
WEst Ham Fire Brigade ordered a Guy/John Morris light emergency tender in 1923 registered AN 6103 and I got a photo of this appliance recently from Roy Goodey. There is a resemblance to the one above. The wheels are identical.

Added by Peter Williams on 18 October 2017.
Looks like a Morris. Also see sign behind.

Added by Peter McCombie on 18 October 2017.
I can't see any evidence of a Hatfield pump at the rear..a large upright copper air vessel should be present..and the radiator is not in the style of Albion

Added by Rick Loudon on 18 October 2017.
Is the fact that it is parked outside a Morris Commercial dealer a possible clue? I believe that John Morris did build pumpers on Morris Commercial chassis at that time, although they were of course not related! But this is only a suggestion...

Added by Rob Johnson on 19 October 2017.
Done a bit more research on this, and yes it is a Morris Commercial fire engine. There are some good images on google of an almost identical 1926 Morris fire engine which is in preservation.

Added by S Birnie on 20 October 2017.
Thanks Sherlock!

Added by Rob Johnson on 24 October 2017.
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments

Your Name

Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.
 

Latest Pics

6091DF Bedford R Rescue with forkliftDRN886S Ford D1617/CFE WrL LancsOUG 615L Bedford CF/HCBA L2PC695AJA Bedford CF/F&W L2P GMCONF664H Albion PE Manchester Iveco EuroCargo 32m Turntable Ladder TruckFord AO610 former RT ex Lancs  VRN152RVRN151R Ford A0610 ET Lancs278XTB Bedford TK CU Lancs to GMCRFV935X Bedford TKG/CFE WrL Lancs
My Album Admin Login | Terms & Copyright | Try our site about Dream Cars