Fire Float "Takes A Ride"! 1932

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    Full title reads: "London. Fire Float 'takes a ride'! New Fire Launch - capable of pumping 1,000 gallons a minute - conveyed by road to North of England."


    A boat travels slowly towards the side of the river. It is a very simple craft - no cabin, just a wheel and a pump visible on the top deck.

    The fire launch is tied up a the dock. The name plaque - 'Merryweather. London' - can be read on its stern. The boat is attached to a crane and is lifted out of the water. It turns as it is lifted.

    The boat is lowered onto the trailer of a large lorry.

    The lorry (from M.R.S. Ltd.) drives out between two buildings carrying the boat on its trailer.

    A man is standing on the rear of the trailer turning a wheel to assist in the steering.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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    British Pathé
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    01:11:26:00 / 01:12:49:00
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