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Maudslay Foam Tender - Rear
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No: 12448   Contributor: Mike Cotton   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Maudslay   Country: United Kingdom
Maudslay Foam Tender - Rear

Maudslay Foam Tender - Rear

Ex-West Ham FoT - business end - distinct similarities to the pumps
posted by Bob Graham. Picture from late Alan Batchelor collection.
Picture added on 17 November 2008
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This superb vehicle was in preservation until about 12 years ago in the Southampton area, I bought an F8 off the same owner it was then sold and I believe was converted into a showmans tractor by removing the puming equipment, how I regret not buying it!

Added by Rick Loudon on 18 November 2008.
I'd like to ask Mike is the frontal, grille work is similar to the one I posted from Edinburgh. The AEC site has three sketches of possible front ends and calls the one above as a tin grille---I think it is most attractive and will post another shot when there is room
Bob Graham

Added by Bob Graham on 21 November 2008.
if you want to see the front end, and you have access to Fire Cover magazine, see edition no 164, page 14 and all will be revealed. Now a lorry sadly. There used to be a photos on the internet of it as a fire appliance but it seems it has disappeared, I have a paper copy, I am glad I print these things. I am worried that historic material on the internet is ephemeral. Not this site of course Marcel!

Added by Peter Williams on 20 December 2008.
This is a response to Pete: Yes of course things vanish from the internet after time, so those interested in the history of fire apparatus-appliances, etc. have to copy and put on cd pertinent information then have prints made which I suppose is what most of us do. It's a real shame that there seems to be few storage sites to collect, preserve, and collate materials pertinent to
this equipment which is here today and history tomorrow. I do not have acces to the Fire Brigade Society's "Fire Cover, " although I was a charter member back in the 1960s and was hoping it might evolve to be an important despository such as has been needed. In the U.S. the group SPAAMFAA is doing a great job for our equipment.
Bob Graham

Added by Bob Graham on 21 December 2008.
This engine was based at Edmonton Fire Station as my dad use to drive this for white watch as he was the watch mess manager

Added by Janice Gurney on 05 December 2012.
What was the tank capacity of this appliance?

Added by Bill Edwards on 27 April 2016.
Reg RJD 344 ex West Ham Fire Brigade - inserted to help searching. I am writing a book on WHFB if anybody has info or photos.

Added by Peter Williams on 01 February 2017.
Bill - I don't know about this individual tender, but LFB foam tenders around this period were usually built with a 400 gallon class B foam compound tank. They did not carry class A foam or water. The pump was intended to be able to supply up to four No:20 foam branches, or at least 800 GPM at working pressure.

Just eyeballing the bodywork, this may well have had a bigger tank, possibly around 500 to 600 gallons.

Added by Rob Johnson on 03 February 2017.
Re. West Ham Fire Brigade, a former firefighter named Bill Hickin, has written a book called 'Capital Brigade', which has a section on West Ham. The book is actually about the various brigades which formed the enlarged London Fire Brigade, in 1965.

Added by Bill Edwards on 08 February 2017.
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