Model of a manual fire engine

Made:
1894
maker:
Thomas Coates

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model of a manual fire engine, scale 1:4.8, (partly in section), such as was used by the London Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Made by T. Coates Esq., 1894

Model of a manual fire engine, scale 1:4.8 (partly in section), such as was used by the London Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Thomas Coates made this model, to scale 1:4.8. Coates ran a business as an engineering model maker in addition to his daytime job as senior draughtsman for James Watt and Company. The model was made to a high standard of accuracy. It is, in all respects, a complete working machine. The Science Museum purchased the model for display in 1894.

Details

Category:
Firefighting
Object Number:
1894-154
type:
models