Merryweather Steam Fire Engine, September 10, 2013


Description
Creator:
Megan Pugh, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Digital prints
Description:
A colour photograph of the Merryweather Steam Fire Engine in the lobby of the Whitby Public Library Central Branch. The view is of the seat where the driver would sit on the Fire Engine.
Notes:
The Merryweather Steam Fire Engine, manufactured in England, served the Town of Whitby for 54 years from November 1872 to 1926 when it was replaced by two motorized fire trucks. It was purchased by the Town after an impressive display of launching a stream of water 145 feet in the air over the weather vane on the steeple of All Saints' Anglican Church. The engine saved downtown Oshawa from destruction by fire on the night of December 8, 1872. In 1934 the Town of Whitby gave the fire engine to the York Pioneer and Historical Society in Toronto and it was returned to the Town of Whitby in 2005. It is now located in the lobby of Whitby Public Library Central branch. (McGary, Harold. "The Whitby Merryweather Steamer." The York Pioneer 100 (2005):3-13.
Date of Original:
10 September 2013
Dimensions:
Width: 551 px
Height: 800 px
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Pugh, Megan
Corporate Name(s):
Merryweather and Sons of Long Acre
Local identifier:
D2013_007_009
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8783199821745 Longitude: -78.9461469346237
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date:
2013
Copyright Holder:
Whitby Archives
Recommended Citation:
Merryweather Steam Fire Engine, September 10, 2013, Megan Pugh. Whitby Archives D2013_007_009.
Reproduction Notes:
Uploaded from digital camera.
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Whitby Public Library
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Merryweather Steam Fire Engine, September 10, 2013


A colour photograph of the Merryweather Steam Fire Engine in the lobby of the Whitby Public Library Central Branch. The view is of the seat where the driver would sit on the Fire Engine.