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New floating fire-engine in the Upper Pool.

New floating fire-engine in the Upper Pool.
New floating fire-engine in the Upper Pool.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5337
Description: One of the problems in fighting fires in the port was the fact that many fires broke out in places not readily accessible from the land. A floating fire engine, equipped with pressure hoses, allowed fire fighters to access such places. This 'Illustrated London News' engraving from September 1868 shows the new floating fire engine brought into service in the Upper Pool.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 12 September 1868
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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