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Factory Fire Brigade, about 1900-1914
 
   
Factory Fire Brigade, about 1900-1914
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Brief Description: Fire Brigade outside Huntley & Palmers factory
Subject Date: Around 1900-1914
 
Full Description: In 1862 a biscuit factory fire engine attended a drapery shop fire in the Market Place, showing that the factory had its own fire precautions in place. In 1871 Alfred Palmer formalised arrangements and set up the factory fire brigade. The brigade consisted of over 100 men recruited from every department. The factory had an alarm system, hose reels, hydrants and booster pumps. This photograph shows that the brigade was well equipped with Merryweather uniforms of helmets, berets, tunics with Huntley & Palmers buttons, boots and peaked caps for officers.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Huntley & Palmers Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 21.8cm, Width: 29.2cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, fire services, portrait
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.307
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_307~1_852-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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