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1914 Dennis N-Type Braidwood Body Fire Engine.
Fire Engine Photos
No: 7633   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 2004   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
1914 Dennis N-Type Braidwood Body Fire Engine.

Delivered in May 1914,this vehicle was Coventry's first motor fire appliance,and served that city for some twenty-two years before being sold to a local G.E.C.works,at which time it was converted from solid to pneumatic tyres.After a second career in industrial service,which included support of the City Brigade during the Coventry Blitz,it was pensioned off in1958,and acquired by Dennis Bros,for £35,returning to the Guildford factory where it was built.The engine is a side valve petrol unit by White and Poppe of Coventry,and developes 75bhp at 1170rpm,driving through a four speed crash gearbox to a Dennis patent worm final drive.Fuel consumption is 41/2 mpg.The Gwynne pump still operates at its original capicity.The windscreen and electric lighting are original,although the side lights were removed from the front dash and replaced by contemporary wing mounted lamps at the time of the pneumatic conversion in 1936.This 1914 Dennis'N'Type fire engine was photographed at the Amberley Working Museum Fire Show in West Sussex in 2004 and entered by The Dennis 1914 Association,Fleet,Hampshire.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
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We have one in the York Motor Museum in Perth Western Australia. I was trying to find a History of it and this article goes some way to helping with that. Ours still has the solids and starts with one spin of the handle.

Added by Colin Langford on 22 April 2014.
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