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No: 40776   Contributor:   Year: 2017   Country: United Kingdom


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
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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.
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