Bonhams : 1920 Leyland ‘Braidwood’ Fire Engine Chassis no. 11607 Engine no. 9415
1920 Leyland ‘Braidwood’ Fire Engine  Chassis no. 11607 Engine no. 9415

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Lot 334
1920 Leyland ‘Braidwood’ Fire Engine
Registration no. MS 3010 Chassis no. 11607 Engine no. 9415

£ 10,000 - 12,000
US$ 13,000 - 16,000
1920 Leyland ‘Braidwood’ Fire Engine
Registration no. MS 3010
Chassis no. 11607
Engine no. 9415
This fire engine is believed to have been built late 1920 or early 1921 and saw early service with Stirling Fire Brigade. During World War II it performed AFS and NFS duties prior to going into retirement. Although the design clearly emanates from First World War lorry designs it is in fact a purpose-built fire engine built at Leyland’s special vehicles factory at Chorley. The chassis has an especially low centre of gravity and the engine is a conventional twin block, four-cylinder design of 55hp. A dual ignition system is fitted and the chassis design provides for installation of a P.T.O. driven pump at the rear. A ‘Braidwood’ Motor Pump body is fitted with brass fittings. The radiator also is brass rather than the more usual aluminium for general commercial vehicles. It is thought that the wheels and tyres were converted to pneumatic specification during the 1930’s and a windscreen was fitted perhaps at the same time.
This Leyland was acquired by the Montagu Motor Museum in 1960 in unrestored condition. It was used by Hythe and District Round Table in the 1960’s for fund raising and later ‘adopted’ by Hythe Fire Brigade for use at local events and rallies, later passing into the care of the Worthing Historic Commercial Vehicle Group. In 1969 an engine rebuild and overhaul was undertaken, the vehicle being cared for subsequently by various preservation groups and museums, latterly being on display at the Museum of Army Transport at Beverley and more recently at the Skopos Motor Museum at Batley.
This historic appliance is offered as viewed and careful recommissioning is advised before dashing off to extinguish fires. The vehicle is offered with a Swansea V5 registration document and old style log book.
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