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Leamington Spa Fire Brigade
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No: 40841   Contributor: Dr. B.A. Hutchinson   Year: 2018   Country: United Kingdom
Leamington Spa Fire Brigade

The Leamington Spa History Society have asked if we can shed any light on these 3 vehicles in the above picture. I hope we don't let them down!
Picture added on 10 January 2018 at 15:14
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It would be easier to shed light if there had been better light in the shed!

Added by Rob Johnson on 10 January 2018.
The two fire appliances appear to be Leyland FE's going by the radiator design and the holes in the cross member at the base of the rad

Added by Paul Sturman on 11 January 2018.
They are indeed very similar to the Leyland escape van and pump appliance depicted on the London Fire Brigade website's historic appliance section - as being typical of acquisitions in the second decade of the last century.

Added by Rob Johnson on 13 January 2018.
The LCC London Fire Brigade Notebook for 1913 also includes a photograph of a Leyland pump appliance, which is identical to the unit in the center of this photo, except that it is lacking the hose reel behind the front seat. In addition, at this time, the London motor pumps did not carry any ladders on an overhead gantry, either...

The reciprocating piston pump was rated at approximately 450 gpm (2050 LPM) at 7 AT.

In that year, London had a motor pump at 24 of its 63 fire stations, and was considering the cost of a program to replace all its horse drawn units, but this plan had not yet been adopted. The main reason was that the estimated cost was a staggering one thousand pounds per unit!

Added by Rob Johnson on 18 January 2018.
May I suggest that they contact the Leyland society as they have full comprehensive records.

Added by Simon Hilliam on 19 January 2018.
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