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Fire Man Collection

Background imageFire Man Collection: 18th century fire engines

18th century fire engines
Various early fire engines and firefighting equipment from the 18th century Date: 18th century

Background imageFire Man Collection: Art / Hogarth / The Times

Art / Hogarth / The Times
THE TIMES 1 of 2 a satire on political rivalry between the Pitt and Temple factions

Background imageFire Man Collection: Glasgow Fire Drill Competition, Scotland

Glasgow Fire Drill Competition, Scotland
The Springburn team of firemen participating in a fire drill competition in Glasgow, Scotland. circa 1911

Background imageFire Man Collection: Sutherland Fire Engine

Sutherland Fire Engine
Merryweathers Sutherland fire-engine, which gained first prize at the international contest at the Crystal Palace. The engine continued in use for 27 years

Background imageFire Man Collection: Cub Scouts cleaning fire engine

Cub Scouts cleaning fire engine

Background imageFire Man Collection: Portable Steam Pump / 1883

Portable Steam Pump / 1883
Valiant portable Steam Pump. designed and patented by Merryweathers in 1883. A powerful self-contained pumping engine

Background imageFire Man Collection: French Fireman 1850

French Fireman 1850
French firemen - (sapeurs-pomiers) Date: 1850

Background imageFire Man Collection: London Fireman 1750

London Fireman 1750
A London fireman stands beside his engine : he is employed by an insurance company, the Hand-in-hand whose uniform he wears

Background imageFire Man Collection: Bus Crash 1960S

Bus Crash 1960S
An accident involving an upturned vehicle and an Eastbourne bus, which has crashed into the corner of a house. A good advert for Douglas Catt, Photographers ! Date: 1960s

Background imageFire Man Collection: Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burns down in 1930

Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burns down in 1930
The Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burns down on 13th January 1930. The pavilion was completely destroyed with surrounding amusement booths and part of the pier itself

Background imageFire Man Collection: Fireman Uniform 1940S

Fireman Uniform 1940S
A fire fighter in uniform

Background imageFire Man Collection: Spain (19th c. ). Fireman of the royalist volunteers

Spain (19th c. ). Fireman of the royalist volunteers
Spain (19th c.). Fireman of the royalist volunteers of Madrid. Etching. SPAIN. Madrid. National Library

Background imageFire Man Collection: Anarchist attack in Paris (1892). Etching

Anarchist attack in Paris (1892). Etching

Background imageFire Man Collection: Whitefriars fire station, London

Whitefriars fire station, London
Motor fire engine outside Whitefriars Fire Station, London, 1904 Date: 1904

Background imageFire Man Collection: The fireman

The fireman

Background imageFire Man Collection: Fireman, save my child

Fireman, save my child!. Illustration shows the Republican elephant lowering President Taft from a window in a burning building to Theodore Roosevelt as a fireman on a ladder

Background imageFire Man Collection: Hornsey Fire Brigade, London

Hornsey Fire Brigade, London. Firefighters working on a steam pump appliance

Background imageFire Man Collection: The little fireman

The little fireman. Date c1857

Background imageFire Man Collection: Princess Elizabeth drives the royal train, Canada, 1951

Princess Elizabeth drives the royal train, Canada, 1951
Princess Elizabeth taking over the controls of the royal train, while on the way to Edmonton, ALberta, with the Duke of Edinburgh acting as Fireman, during the Royal tour of Canada

Background imageFire Man Collection: New York - Firefighting - Water Tower at Work

New York - Firefighting - Water Tower at Work Date: circa 1899

Background imageFire Man Collection: Jack, Firemans Dog

Jack, Firemans Dog
Jack, the Firemans Dog, collects in aid of firemen, though whether to buy them a new fire engine, or better living quarters, is not stated. Date: early 20th century

Background imageFire Man Collection: Putting out Thatch Fire

Putting out Thatch Fire
The Fire Brigade deals successfully with a fire that has broken out on a thatched roof Date: 1950s

Background imageFire Man Collection: Fire engine in Paris, answering a call

Fire engine in Paris, answering a call
An electric fire engine of the Paris Fire Brigade, answering an emergency call. 1900

Background imageFire Man Collection: Carmarthen fire crew, Carmarthen, South Wales

Carmarthen fire crew, Carmarthen, South Wales
Ten members of the Carmarthen fire crew pose for their photograph outside Coopers Goods in Carmarthen, the county town of Carmarthenshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageFire Man Collection: S Teerwood. Fire engine

S Teerwood. Fire engine
A fire engine with its crew riding along the sides, makes it way through city streets to attend to a fire

Background imageFire Man Collection: Irregular Firemen - Constantinople, Turkey

Irregular Firemen - Constantinople, Turkey
A Gang of irregular Firemen and their manual hand pump, by the walls of Constantinople, Turkey

Background imageFire Man Collection: Turkish Firewarden

Turkish Firewarden
Turkish firewarden, holding a ceremonial rod in his right hand and a roll of hose in his left. Most of the houses in Constantinople were made of wood and cooking done on charcoal

Background imageFire Man Collection: A Chief of the irregular firemen, Istanbul

A Chief of the irregular firemen, Istanbul
A Chief of the irregular Firemen in Constantinople, Turkey with his fine upturned moustache and remarkable sheepskin coat

Background imageFire Man Collection: Firefighters in gas masks

Firefighters in gas masks
ARP Firefighters in gas masks during World War II during decontamination exercise

Background imageFire Man Collection: Lady Cheylesmore presenting prizes

Lady Cheylesmore presenting prizes
Lady Cheylesmore (Elizabeth Richardson French, d.1945) presenting the prizes at the Annual London Fire Brigade Display at Battersea Park, south west London

Background imageFire Man Collection: Regular Fireman - Constantinople, Turkey

Regular Fireman - Constantinople, Turkey
Regular fireman in constantinople drill at their compound, practising scaling the side of a dummy building with long ladders and hosing down a fire

Background imageFire Man Collection: Turkish Firemen - Constantinople, Turkey

Turkish Firemen - Constantinople, Turkey
Buyukdere fire brigade team in their striped uniforms and bobble hats! They surround their highly decorated maual firefighting pump

Background imageFire Man Collection: Turkish Firemen - Constantinople

Turkish Firemen - Constantinople
Turkish Firemen in Constantinople - Galata Tower with cresent moon flag flying atop. The gentleman on left is a fire lookout

Background imageFire Man Collection: Taxi Cab and Motor Fire Escape

Taxi Cab and Motor Fire Escape
A bright and shiny fire engine populated by a team of firemen and ladder are given right of way through a busy street. In the background waits a taxi cab piled high with luggage on its roof

Background imageFire Man Collection: Workhouse Fire Brigade, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Workhouse Fire Brigade, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
The workhouse fire brigade at Stoke on Trent - the firemen were all workhouse officers with other full-time duties. One of the officers sits on one of the brigades large ladders

Background imageFire Man Collection: Los Angeles firemen in new lifesaving suits

Los Angeles firemen in new lifesaving suits
Los Angeles Harbour sea-going firemen of the LA City No.2 testing out new lifesaving suits in the water

Background imageFire Man Collection: William Nutbean, Certificate of Discharge

William Nutbean, Certificate of Discharge
Certificate of Discharge of William Nutbean, a Fireman/Stoker on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. Nutbean survived, and this is a replacement document

Background imageFire Man Collection: Brights electric street fire alarm

Brights electric street fire alarm
Illustrative montage showing Brights electric street fire alarm in use. The larger image shows a policeman activating the alarm at a post in the street

Background imageFire Man Collection: Fireman 1930S

Fireman 1930S
Jack Sanderson, a member of the Sunderland Fire Brigade

Background imageFire Man Collection: Fire Brigade Office 40S

Fire Brigade Office 40S
An emergency call comes in to Durham County Fire Brigade

Background imageFire Man Collection: Cottage on Fire

Cottage on Fire
Fire-fighting on behalf of the Dawlish (Devon) County Fire Service : A fireman hoses down a burning cottage

Background imageFire Man Collection: Fireman / Lewes Circa 1890

Fireman / Lewes Circa 1890
A Fireman, Lewes

Background imageFire Man Collection: Line-Throwing Gun / 1920S

Line-Throwing Gun / 1920S
Merryweather line-throwing gun in use. These guns held 100 yards of line, allowing access to high buildings

Background imageFire Man Collection: Monitor Water Pump / Jet

Monitor Water Pump / Jet
A large Monitor water pump, providing a powerful jet, mounted onboard the Beta III fire-boat of the London Fire Brigade

Background imageFire Man Collection: Fire Motor-Cycle / Sidecar

Fire Motor-Cycle / Sidecar
A motor-cycle fire-fighting unit, with a sidecar accommodating 500 feet of hose standpipes, branch-pipes, turncocks and tools

Background imageFire Man Collection: Fire-Fighting Hose / Tower

Fire-Fighting Hose / Tower
A fireman operates a hose from a tall water tower

Background imageFire Man Collection: Royal Exchange Fireman

Royal Exchange Fireman
A fireman of the Royal Exchange Association, before the formation of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in 1865

Background imageFire Man Collection: Hose and Ladder Carriage

Hose and Ladder Carriage
Hose and ladder carriages by Merryweathers. Each ladder was provided with sockets so that they could all be fitted together to form one long fire-escape



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