Firefighting scene, broadsheet, 1769-1790.

Firefighting scene, broadsheet, 1769-1790.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


Broadsheet isued by the London engine maker Hadley, showing firefighters putting out a fire in a building using a fire engine. A crowd of spectators watch while water is being pumped through a jet which is directed into the flames. Men are filling the pump with water from a nearby pipe using buckets. The text below the engraving refers to Hadley's fire engines and gives a table with statistics including the number of firefighters deployed with each type of engine, the amount of water that can be pumped, and the price of the engine itself.

Image Details

Image Ref.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas