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Dennis Morris Magirus TL AN6230
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No: 41323   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2019   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Dennis Morris Magirus TL AN6230

The second West Ham turntable ladder 1928 Dennis/ John Morris/ Magirus TL AN 8434 with 85’ wooden ladder. Note deck mounted monitor. Superintendent Johnson designed the quick thread screw jacks.
Picture added on 02 August 2019 at 10:10
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Steel turntable ladders were first introduced - by Magirus - in 1933. This lighter material made it possible to build 100 foot (30 meter) ladders, which very quickly became pretty much the norm in the UK, as well as in Germany and other European countries.

Because their straight stick ladders were mid mounted for many years, North American fire services retained the 85 foot aerial ladder much later, building most 100 for aerials as tiller steered trailer rigs. In the 1960s, they started building 100 foot rear mounts, starting with Mack CF Magirus units, although a few even longer steel Magirus rear mounts were special ordered in earlier years...

Added by Rob Johnson on 03 August 2019.
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