London Fire Brigade 150th Anniversary Boxed Set of Six
92818 London Fire Appliances, £75.00
Although a number of fire services had existed since the Great Fire of London (1666) they were run by insurance companies with the intention of saving buildings rather than lives. In 1865 the Metropolitan Fire Brigade was formed and changed its name to the London Fire Brigade in 1904. To mark this 150th anniversary, a set of six iconic fire appliances has been produced.
It comprises a Leyland Metz turntable ladder pump (1937), a Bedford heavy pump - the type that saw almost constant service during the Blitz - and an AEC Regent dual purpose appliance from 1955. These are joined by two Dennis fire engines: an F106, and an F8 with its distinctive unpainted aluminium coachwork. Finally, from 1957, theres an AEC Merryweather appliance with a 100ft turntable ladder. Modelled to 1:76 scale and supplied in a red presentation box with a matching dust jacket.
Box measures 11x8.
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