Merryweather Steam Fire Engine, June 2006
- Photographer Unknown, Photographer
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- Item Type:
- A black and white photograph of the Merryweather Steam Fire Engine in the lobby of the Whitby Public Library Central Branch.
- 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:
- June 2006
Width: 1.5 in
Height: 1.5 in
- Corporate Name(s):
- Merryweather and Sons of Long Acre
- Local identifier:
- Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
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- 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:
- Copyright Holder:
- Photographer Unknown
- Recommended Citation:
- Merryweather Steam Fire Engine, June 2006, Photographer Unknown. Whitby Archives A2013_008_001A.
- Reproduction Notes:
- Scanned from a black and white negative.
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