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Horse drawn appliances
pumps were steam powered [see below]
in house


Horse drawn steam fire engine
water was pumped onto the fire by a double-acting onboard steam engine. Steam was raised to working pressure from cold in 10 minutes, while travelling to the fire. Coal for the boiler was kept in the bunker below the front axle.
Used privately on the Duke of Beaufort’s estate, at Badminton, near Bristol.
Photo - Adrian Pingstone, Aug.2004
In 2007 the Bristol Industrial Museum was permanently closed for conversion to the Museum of Bristol. The exhibits are in storage

City Fire Brigade
outside the Town Hall
in house

Steam powered appliance
November 1918
In operation at a large factory fire near Dresden in Nov. 1918
in house



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