|Morris Sigmund Trailer Pump|
This wartime trailer pump is typical of those towed, not only by fire
engines, but also by light trucks, vans and even private cars. They were
used extensively during the war when bombing caused many fires. Trailer
pumps were cheap and easy to build and provided vital additional fire
fighting capability. The combination of a standard Morris petrol engine
with a Sigmund water pump gave a useful pumping outfit which was fairly
easily towed. It was painted in the standard National Fire Service grey
livery used during the war.
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|Acquired by the Museum:||1974|
|Current State:||Fully restored|
This particular example was purchased by the
General Post Office Research Department for use at their Dollis Hill,
London Research Station. In the early 1970s it was transferred to the new
Research Centre at Martlesham Heath. It was donated to the Museum in 1974.