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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Beresford Stork Pump
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Date:1940s
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Acquired by the Museum:?
Current State:As acquired
Beresford were specialists in building trailer pumps of which the "Stork" is their most well known. As with other trailer pumps their main use was during the last war, when they were produced in large quantities in order to boost the fire fighting capability of this country. They were towed by civilian cars and vans, and later by A.T.V.s or Auxilliary Towing Vehicles. In this guise they continued in service with the Auxilliary Fire Service during peace time.

This particular example has been removed from its chassis (or chariot) and mounted on two small wheels for moving around small spaces.

It was acquired by the Museum several years ago with the eventual aim of returning to trailer pump condition.