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Merryweather Collection

Background imageMerryweather Collection: NFS 60ft hand-operated turntable ladder, WW2

NFS 60ft hand-operated turntable ladder, WW2
An Austin K4-Merryweather 60 foot hand-operated turntable ladder (TL). A total of 50 such appliances were built and mounted on Austin K4 chassis for the Home Office between 1942 and 1943

Background imageMerryweather Collection: GLC-LFB Fire in Lambeth Road, SE11

GLC-LFB Fire in Lambeth Road, SE11
A Merryweather turntable ladder stands ready whilst fire crews wearing Proto oxygen breathing apparatus tackle a blaze in Victoria House & Victoria Mansions, South Lambeth Road, South Lambeth

Background imageMerryweather Collection: GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump-escape fire engine

GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump-escape fire engine
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageMerryweather Collection: GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump-escape fire engine

GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump-escape fire engine
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB Merryweather self-propelled Hatfield pump

LCC-LFB Merryweather self-propelled Hatfield pump
Merryweather Hatfield pump, with crew. This was one of the first motorised fire engines used by the London Fire Brigade, capable of 30 mph

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB Merryweather self-propelled Fire King pump

LCC-LFB Merryweather self-propelled Fire King pump
First introduced into the UK by Merryweather of Greenwich, SE London, in 1899, by 1907 twenty-one Fire Kings were in operational use around the country, including the London Fire Brigade

Background imageMerryweather Collection: NFS-London Region 100ft turntable with pump, WW2

NFS-London Region 100ft turntable with pump, WW2
A Merryweather turntable ladder fitted with an integral fire pump that feeds the monitor at the head of the ladder and therefore does not require a separate pumping appliance to feed it

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Oil fuelled Merryweather pump

Oil fuelled Merryweather pump

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather horsed steam pump and firewomen

Merryweather horsed steam pump and firewomen
A Merryweather horsed steam pump and firewomen

Background imageMerryweather Collection: GLC-LFB - Turntable Ladder at Brigade HQ

GLC-LFB - Turntable Ladder at Brigade HQ
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-MFB Dulwich fire station and horse steamer

LCC-MFB Dulwich fire station and horse steamer
A seven man crew from Dulwich fire station pose on the forecourt with their Merryweather steam pump. One member of a firemans family peers through the lace curtains of the accommodation at first

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Wentworth Fire Brigade

Wentworth Fire Brigade

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Advert, Merryweather, Fire Fighting Steam Pump

Advert, Merryweather, Fire Fighting Steam Pump
Advert, Merryweather, Long Acre, London, the Valiant fire-fighting steam pump, useful as a fire engine. Date: 1907

Background imageMerryweather Collection: West Ham horse-drawn fire engine

West Ham horse-drawn fire engine, Merryweathers Fire Station

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather patent steam fire-engine 1862

Merryweather patent steam fire-engine 1862
Merryweather and sons patent steam fire-engine, being shown at the International Exhibition of 1862. 1862

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather fire-engine 1905

Merryweather fire-engine 1905
New motor fire-engine just adopted by the London Fire Brigade, could do 50 h.p and was capable of delivering 500 gallons a minute. Date: 1905

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather single cylinder steam fire engine

Merryweather single cylinder steam fire engine
Merryweather single cylinder direct acting steam fire engine. Date: early 20th century

Background imageMerryweather Collection: A firefighter with a Merryweather wheeled ladder escape

A firefighter with a Merryweather wheeled ladder escape
A firefighter with a wheeled ladder escape, Merryweathers Police Fire Ladders. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageMerryweather Collection: MFB firemen practising rescue techniques

MFB firemen practising rescue techniques, with a man about to jump from an upper window. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather Type : B Fire Pump Valiant

Merryweather Type : B Fire Pump Valiant
Merryweather and Sons, Ltd. Type: B Fire Pump Valiant, Built in 1945. Date: 1970s

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather Horse-drawn Metropolitana Steam Fire Engine, Britain. Date: 1890s

Merryweather Horse-drawn Metropolitana Steam Fire Engine, Britain. Date: 1890s
Merryweather Horse-drawn Metropolitan Steam Fire Engine, Britain. Date: 1890s

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB A diesel AEC-Merryweather Dennis pump

LCC-LFB A diesel AEC-Merryweather Dennis pump
Pictured at the Brigade Headquarters drill yard, Lambeth SE1, a dual purpose appliance which for some reason does not have any hosereels!

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Horse drawn steamer at Sutton fire station, Surrey

Horse drawn steamer at Sutton fire station, Surrey
A horse drawn oil fuelled Merryweather steam pump at Sutton fire station, Surrey

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Inspecting a new turntable ladder

Inspecting a new turntable ladder (this is a Merryweather). The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB Merryweather Hatfield pump at Southwark HQ

LCC-LFB Merryweather Hatfield pump at Southwark HQ
A chain-driven Hatfield type pump at LFB Southwark headquarters. Note the connected hard suction hose to the rear mounted pump

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather Fire King steam pump and crew

Merryweather Fire King steam pump and crew, Southwark HQ. In 1899 Merryweather modified its steamer pumps to also propel the vehicle, and thus Londons first non-horse-drawn fire engines arrived

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB Whitefriars fire station with Fire King pump

LCC-LFB Whitefriars fire station with Fire King pump
Whitefriars fire station with a Fire King pump and crew. First introduced into the UK by Merryweather of Greenwich in 1899, by 1907 21 Fire Kings were in operational use around the country

Background imageMerryweather Collection: GLC-LFB - Turntable Ladder at Croydon

GLC-LFB - Turntable Ladder at Croydon
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB Merryweather Magirus 100 foot turntable ladder

LCC-LFB Merryweather Magirus 100 foot turntable ladder
The Magirus 100 foot turntable ladder being demonstrated at the Brigade headquarters, Lambeth. Showing the full working height of the TL, reaching the 9th floor of the drill tower

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB Massey Shaw fireboat, Blackfriars, London

LCC-LFB Massey Shaw fireboat, Blackfriars, London
Tied up at her Blackfriars moorings, the Massey Shaw fireboat gives a demonstration of her fire power from her Merryweather pumps

Background imageMerryweather Collection: London Fire Brigade Fire King appliance with crew

London Fire Brigade Fire King appliance with crew
A London Fire Brigade Fire King appliance with crew. In 1899 Merryweather of Greenwich modified its steamer pumps to also propel the vehicle

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather steam fire engine with crew

Merryweather steam fire engine with crew
A Merryweather steam fire engine with crew at a coastal location. The plaque on the vehicle says: First Grand Prize, London Patent, and the words on the raised ladder: Victorys Anchor Oct 21st 1805

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather Fire Engine, Rowntrees Cocoa Works

Merryweather Fire Engine, Rowntrees Cocoa Works, York, England. Date: 1910 s

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather fire engine indicator scale

Merryweather fire engine indicator scale for regulating the angle and extension of the ladder

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather fire engine with detachable ladder

Merryweather fire engine with detachable ladder

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather motor fire engine for Glasgow

Merryweather motor fire engine for Glasgow, rear view showing Hatfield pump

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LFB Merryweather fire engine with stored hoses

LFB Merryweather fire engine with stored hoses

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Merryweather escape carrying unit (front view)

Merryweather escape carrying unit (front view) with Fordson chassis

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Turntable appliance by Merryweather, Blackheath Common

Turntable appliance by Merryweather, Blackheath Common
Turntable appliance by Merryweather of Greenwich, seen here being demonstrated on Blackheath Common. It was destined for Rangoon, India. One of the men is Station Officer Edwards

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Old manual fire engine in a museum

Old manual fire engine in a museum
An old manual fire engine in a museum, on loan from the Merryweather Museum, Greenwich

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Old fire engine and other equipment in a museum

Old fire engine and other equipment in a museum: an ancient fly wheel manual fire engine from Windsor Castle, built by Merryweathers predecessors, Hadley & Simpkin, in 1735; fire apparatus of 1666

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Shand Mason Horsed Steamer, Bishopsgate, London

Shand Mason Horsed Steamer, Bishopsgate, London
A Shand Mason Horsed Steamer at Bishopsgate, London. Date: 1906

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB solid tyre Turntable Ladder

LCC-LFB solid tyre Turntable Ladder
LCC-London Fire Brigade solid tyre Turntable Ladder

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB Early motorised fire engine

LCC-LFB Early motorised fire engine
This machine was one of the early self-propelled petrol motor fire engines used by the LFB. It was made by Merryweather and Sons Limited

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB Motorised Fire King fire engine

LCC-LFB Motorised Fire King fire engine
The Fire King was manufactured by Merryweather of Greenwich. The London Fire Brigade purchased the Fire King, one of the first going to Whitefriars fire station

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB Merryweather Hatfield fire engine

LCC-LFB Merryweather Hatfield fire engine
An LFB firefighting crew on a motorised steam pump. The motorised age came to the London Fire Brigade at Southwark in September 1909

Background imageMerryweather Collection: LCC-LFB Massey Shaw fireboat, Greenwich, SE London

LCC-LFB Massey Shaw fireboat, Greenwich, SE London
The Massey Shaw fireboat was built in 1935 on the Isle of Wight, and fitted out with powerful Merryweather pumps in Greenwich, SE London

Background imageMerryweather Collection: Launching London Fire Brigade fireboat Massey Shaw

Launching London Fire Brigade fireboat Massey Shaw
The Massey Shaw was built in 1935 on the Isle of Wight. It was fitted out with its powerful Merryweather pumps in Greenwich, SE London



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