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Adding the Fire Device to an Automobile

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A group of men studying the attachment of the Fire device to a car.
Getting a horse to the engine house and then towing an engine to a fire took time so towing it by car seemed a good idea. When it became detached during it's first journey and ended in a ditch the idea didn't seem as good. This picture records that first attempt.

Stradbroke Fire Engine from 1843.

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Stradbroke Fire Engine circa 1843 standing in New Street. Girling Photograph.