Firefighting Equipment Shire Album 232 by: Brian Wright
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Hand-pumped fire engines were first produced in the seventeenth century and a highly efficient machine was eventually developed by Richard Newsham. From the 1860s manual engines began to be superseded by steam fire engines but many households kept small manual pumps; a variety of such devices was available. This book shows both the development of the manual fire pump and also covers some of the other basic items of firefighting equipment.
Brian Wright has been interested in the history of fire insurance and firefighting for many years. In 1982 he wrote The British Fire Mark 1680 - 1879 which is generally regarded as the definitive work on fire insurance marks. He has written articles on firefighting for a wide range of publications as well as giving lectures on various aspects of the subject to interested groups.
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- Width: 4.5 inches
- Height: 7 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0.38 pound