Fire engine

Description
This 'Newsham engine' was purchased by Exeter Cathedral’s Dean and Chapter. Water was poured into a lead-lined trough within the lower part of the carriage. Pairs of men pulled the horizontal bars up and down to project water from a leather hose.

Folk Life and Model card record:
Old manual fire-engine originally supplied for use at the cathedral.
Obtained from: The Dean and Chapter of Exeter.
(LM/11/16)
Accession Loan No.
17/1921/1
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
fire engine
Simple Name
fire engine
Full Name
fire engine
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Date
1771
Family Group

Material
wood; metal
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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