Object StatementFire engine, full size, Dennis-Tamini, 250-gpm, motor pump, New South Wales Fire Brigade Appliance No. 221, chassis No. 7587, engine No. 41005024, chassis made by Dennis Bros Ltd, Guildford, Surrey, England, 1932, body by New South Wales Fire Brigade, 1933 used at Lakemba, Moree, Cooma, and Bangalow fire stations, New South Wales, Australia, 1933-1970
Physical DescriptionThis Dennis Tamini fire engine has a four-cylinder overhead valve engine. The vehicle has separate, non-integrated, headlights, mudguards and running boards. On the driver's side are two storage boxes. Flexible suction hoses with screwed gunmetal couplings extend along the body of the vehicle to the passenger and driver's access way. At the back of the vehicle are three fire extinguishers, twin pressure gauges, pump release and turbine, as well as safety buckles for securing items. The driver's compartment features a bench seat in brown leather, a circular mirror, large narrow-rimmed steering wheel, clutch and brake controls and petrol tank in front of the passenger area. Mounted on two tall brackets of uneven lengths behind the front seats is a wooden extension ladder with small travelling wheels. It extends over the crew's rear seating area, the driver and halfway across the bonnet. There are a pair of longitudinal bench seats with leather cushions along each side for the crew with storage underneath. The fire engine is fitted with a Dennis Tamini two-stage, centrifugal pump of 250 gallons per minute capacity which operates at 120 lbs per square inch. The exterior of the engine is painted red with gold borders and trim decoration.
Chassis: No. 7587
Engine: No. 41005024
Gear Box: No. 12664
Rear Axle: No 23105
Engine: 4-cylinder, overhead valve
Clutch: Internal cone
Rear Axle: Worm wheel
Radiator: Dennis 250 (small type)
Transmission: 4 forward speeds & reverse
Wheels: Detachable steel rims
Tyres: Pneumatic 33 inch x 5 inch
Body type: NSWFB "Workshop Standard"
Pump: Dennis Tamini two-stage centrifugal
Capacity: 250 gallons per minute (1137 litres per minute)
Pressure: 120 p.s.i.
Ladders: Originally supplied with extension ladder and 3 scaling ladders
Hoses: Originally supplied with three 3.75 inch (9.5 cm) hoses
Electrical equipment: Lucas Switch box 6 volt
Magneto: Bosch FR4
Generator: Lucas 6 volt
Carburettor: Zenith 32UY
MarksAn oval brass plate on the centre front of the truck above the grille reads, 'DENNIS'. On the inside left of the front body of the passenger's compartment is a small faded plaque with details of the chassis number, '7587 / 41005024 / 12664 / 23105 / 313'. Next to this plaque on a perspex shield is a 1994 unregistered vehicle permit with the Sydney 2000 logo valid between 15/4/1994 to 22/4/1994. On the largest storage door on either side of the truck reads, 'N.S.W FIRE BRIGADES'. The three fire extinguishers on the back of the truck contain a plaque on the top, 'SIMPLEX / FIRE EXTINGUISHER / WORMALD BROTHERS' and a painted shield on the body with instructions, 'TO OPERATE / TURN BOTTOM END UP / SIMPLEX / FIRE / EXTINGUISHER'. The middle parts is concealed by the bands holding it in place, but underneath this is, 'WORMALD BROTHERS / INDUSTRIES LIMITED / AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND / CAP.2IMP.GALS.TESTED 350LBS / RECHARGE NO.7'. The recharge number on the other two extinguishers say '1'. There is also a plaque on the centre back of the truck, 'DENNIS BROS. LTD / TURBINE FIRE ENGINE / PAT NO. 146208. APRIL 15TH 1921 / MANUFACTURERS / GUILDFORD. ENGLAND'. On the inside of the driver's compartment are the letters 'C' and 'B' indicating the clutch and brake and 'LUCAS' written on the lower right pressure gauge.