Self propelled steam fire engine, Wanganui, 1903
Reference Number: 1/1-009810-F
The first self propelled steam fire engine, photographed in Wanganui, in 1903, by Samuel Heath Head. The plaque on the left of the engine reads "Merryweather London first grand prize patent steam fire engine".
1 image, related to Merryweather & Sons (Firm), Wanganui and Fire engines - New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui Region.
Head, Samuel Heath, d 1948 :Negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00261 (101 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: Possibly the first self propelled fire engine imported into Australasia. Sold to Ohakune Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1921.
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures352. Fire Brigades. ca 1910(PFP-017747)
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