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Manual fire engine, early 19th century.

Manual fire engine, early 19th century.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Model (scale 1:4). Following on from such pioneering manufacturers as Phillips, the design of this machine by W J Tilley represents the rapid development of horse-drawn maunal fire engines in the early 19th century. His was a very practical machine, and its basic construction is very similar to those used toward the end of the century, such as the very succesful London Brigade standardised manuals. Rear side view.

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