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Fire engine, 1890s
Fire engine, 1890s
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Brief Description: Huntley & Palmers firemen seated on a horse-drawn manual fire engine
Subject Date: 1890s
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 and small gear.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Biscuit Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 16.4cm, Width: 18.4cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, fire services, transport <horse>, object, people, costume, fire engine
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.215
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_215~1_948-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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