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Choose from 40 pictures in our Vintage collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


LCC-LFB Change from brass to cork fire helmets Featured Vintage Print

LCC-LFB Change from brass to cork fire helmets

A significant landmark when on 14 July 1934 the LFB started to replace its traditional brass helmet with a new compressed cork design. It would be four years before the changeover was completed. The death of a firefighter, when his brass helmet touched a live cable during firefighting operations, brought about the policy change. Here the brass helmet, introduced by Captain Eyre Massey Shaw (Metropolitan Fire Brigade), a symbol of London's firemen for over seventy years, meets a modern, safer replacement

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

LCC-LFB first emergency tender crew, Clerkenwell Featured Vintage Print

LCC-LFB first emergency tender crew, Clerkenwell

It was more a dedicated breathing apparatus fire engine but is deemed to be the forerunner of the emergency tenders. This fire engine also had a petrol engine generator to supply the electric floodlights it also carried. This fire engine was based at Clerkenwell fire station. It soon proved its worth and improved enclosed models followed and the days of the emergency tender were born. The picture shows firemen wearing the Proto one hour self contained oxygen The crew are wearing the 'Proto' breathing apparatus introduced from 1908

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

LCC-LFB fire engine trials at Crystal Palace Featured Vintage Print

LCC-LFB fire engine trials at Crystal Palace

The Merryweather Hatfield pump was first developed by Merryweather of Greenwich in the late 1890s. By 1916 the decision was taken to move totally to motorised fire engines and dispense with steam fire engine production. Showing tests being conducted at Crystal Palace ponds by London County Council engineers and Fire Brigade officers to determine the pumping capacity of the Hatfield pump

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library