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AJD324 Dennis M'weather TL West Ham
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No: 41320   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2019   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
AJD324 Dennis M'weather TL West Ham

taken during WW2 at Plaistow FS. There was much controversy about the ordering of this appliance as the West Ham chief wanted a pump fitted but Home Office would have none of this. Story covered in my new book.
Picture added on 02 August 2019 at 09:54
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The story of the TLP is an interesting one, not only in the West Ham brigade.

They started to show up in the early 1930s and some brigades seemed to love them, while others would not hear of the idea.

This disagreement continued well in to the 1970s, when TLPs finally ended up being a thing of the past.

In other European countries, a handful went into service but they were very few and far between; their fire services seemed to agree that if a TL was going to be used as a water tower there would always be a pump available on the fireground to supply water.

In North America, "quints", or aerial ladders with pumps and water tanks, are fairly common, especially in small fire departments and volunteer fire companies. But big cities like New York, LA, Chicago, San Francisco and Boston (and many others) do not normally have pumps on their aerial equipment.

Added by Rob Johnson on 04 August 2019.
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