Fire Engine [Merryweather]; Merryweather and Sons Limited; 1907-1908; 1982.62.8
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
1907-1908Subject and Association Keywords
Fire and Emergency ServicesCredit Line
The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)Object Type