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Shand Mason MFB steam pump and crew Featured Vintage Image

Shand Mason MFB steam pump and crew

A Shand Mason Metropolitan Fire Brigade horse-drawn steam pump and crew, taking part in a special drill display given for chief officers of provincial fire brigades on 13 October 1937. The Lambeth headquarters of the London Fire Brigade hosted regular annual displays and reviews. A popular feature was the inclusion of the working Victorian horse-drawn steam fire pumps with crew in period dress, including brass helmets

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

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

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 Image

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