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Shand Mason vertical steam fire engine, 1863.

Coates, Thomas

Shand Mason vertical steam fire engine, 1863.
2 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm


This coloured scale drawing by Thomas Coates shows a cross-sectional diagram of a 'London Brigade Vertical' steam fire engine made by Shand Mason & Co. This single cylinder engine was patented by James Shand in 1863. The 'London Brigade Vertical' was the standard type of horse-drawn fire engine until it was superseded by the double vertical engine in 1889.

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