Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Morris Sigmund Trailer Pump
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Acquired by the Museum:1974
Current State:Fully restored
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.

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.