Trade card of John Bristow, fire engine maker, 1773.
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Engraved card by Larkin after John Bristow's own design, advertising his fire engines 'for extinguishing fires or watering gardens'. The trade card is decorated with pictures axes, hoses and buckets; a vesel on fire at sea; the sun, and at the top, Bristow's fire engine. Bristow's engine-making works were located at Ratcliff Highway, London.