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London Fire Service Eastbourne 999 show
Fire Engine Photos
No: 4751   Contributor: Harvey Dan   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
London Fire Service Eastbourne 999 show


Taken at east sussex eastbourne 999 show

any information welcome
Picture added on 26 November 2007
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London Fire Brigade, United Kingdom
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This is a former LFB Comer. Features in the latest Classic Commercial magazine ( i thinks its that mag!!)
The Only one of its kind left if memory serves me correct.

Added by Chris on 26 November 2007.
And, the Trailer Pump, on the right, is ?

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 14 November 2008.
The Commer Cob(London Fire Brigade)dates from 1966 and is registered JYW 34D.
It was BACV(Breathing Apparatus Control Van)34 and one of these went to each
of the four LCC LFB Divisions pre-1965.The vehicle was bought to enlarge the
fleet of BACV's for London following the 1965 re-organisation.
The Trailor Pump is a Coventry Climax FSM-Type Light-Trailor Pump.This actual
type of pump was produced in there hundreds in conjunction with the Home-
Office at the outbreak of war and were used for first attendence at Air Raid
fires.This type of trailor pump were not the most popular due to having only
a 214-gpm Godiva single-stage centrifugal pump output.The pump was driven by
a Coventry Climax four-stroke, four-cylider, water-cooled petrol engine.

Added by Pete Matten on 15 November 2008.
The photo appears to show the slightly older DYK 32C

Added by Ian Moore on 16 November 2008.
Thanks for that Ian, yes I should have looked closer at the photo and
not taken the info from a book which I have which shows JYW 34D.
I think this 1965 Commer Cob is the only one left in presevation.

Added by Pete Matten on 16 November 2008.
Thanks, Pete, I had heard of the famed Coventry Climax Trailer Pumps in WW-2; and after the war, of the engine being readily available to the sports-car fraternity.

Regards, Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 17 November 2008.
Does anyone know where I can trace the history of my Coventry Climax FSM pump? I am restoring this and it's trailer. The serial number is FSM 3159.

Any help would be appreciated.

Added by Sean on 13 March 2011.
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