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Dennis-Tamini fire engine from NSW fire stations

Made by Dennis Bros in Surrey, England, 1932.
This 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.

Specifications
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
Starter: Lucas
Carburettor: Zenith 32UY
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Dennis-Tamini fire engine from NSW fire stations

Made by Dennis Bros in Surrey, England, 1932.
This 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.

Specifications
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
Starter: Lucas
Carburettor: Zenith 32UY
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