Hi canberra, yes 44 pattern tin lids and yes contact with electric would be BBQ time !! on some of the smaller strikes fire service cork helmets were issued, but 77/78 the standard issue was tin lids. TED ps I thought you would recognise the handsome Sgt in the pic ?
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The front one is a WW2 period Dennis large trailer pump, the other is a mis match, the trailer would have originally carried a Coventry Climax light pump circa WW2 , but the pump on board is a early 1950s C C ,
The Coventry Climax , A name close to my heart, as a young drinker i spent many an inebriated hour in the Climax pub now a lap dancing club with a different name.When i used it it was named after the Coventry Climax Racing car and had an engine in a perspex case on display.Climax started off producing water pumping engines including those on farms at the base of windmill like wind pumps once so common.Producing internal combustion engines was a later development which then led to racing cars and the climax forklift trucks, The firm merged with a Swedish(i think)firm to become Kalmar Climax and then became Kalmar before closing.The last buildings used by the Firm were in Sandy Lane Coventry next to the site of the Original Daimler works.These were modern factory units and were dismantled to be re-erected in Ireland after being sold.The Irish Construction workersfromthe site used what was the my local the Admiral Codrington.