Fire Engine [Merryweather]; Merryweather and Sons Limited; 1907-1908; 1982.62.8


Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)


Fire Engine [Merryweather]

About this object

1907-08 Merryweather fire engine, ex Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
This fire engine is considered to be the second oldest motorised fire engine in the world. The Science Museum in London has a similar engine dating from 1904. This vehicle served with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in Sydney, before being brought to New Zealand in 1969 by a private individual.
4 cylinder, 2 bank engine, solid tyres.
Engine: "Aries" 4cyl. petrol
Pump: 250gpm Merryweather Hatfield
Tank capacity: none fitted
Crew: 1 Officer & 4 firemen
Served with: Sydney (NSW) Metropolitan Fire Board


Merryweather and Sons Limited

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Subject and Association Keywords



Fire and Emergency Services

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The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Truck, Fire/Truck/Motor Vehicles/Land Transportation T&E/07 Distribution & Transportation Artifacts/Nomenclature

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