244 Brock Street South, Sawdon's (Whitby) Ltd., Merryweather Steam Fire Engine, March 26, 1934
Publication
Toronto Daily Star (1892-1971), March 1934, Suburban Page
Description
Creator
Robert Holden, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Types
Photographs
Negatives
Description
A black and white negative of a photograph of John Sawdon driving the Merryweather on Brock Street. This photograph looks west along Dunlop Street. There is a sign on the steam fire engine that reads: "50 years old". The building at right is Sawdon's Fuels located at 244 Brock Street South.
Notes
The Merryweather Steam Fire Engine, manufactured in England, served the Town of Whitby from November 1872 to 1926 when it was replaced by two motorized fire trucks. 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.
The original buidling at 244 Brock Street South was demolished September 13, 2016.
Date of Original
March 1934
Dimensions
Width: 6 cm
Height: 6 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
08-005-003
Collection
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8777266642315 Longitude: -78.9414024353027
Donor
Owner of original: Robert Holden, 63 King Street East, Oshawa
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
244 Brock Street South, Sawdon's (Whitby) Ltd., Merryweather Steam Fire Engine, March 26, 1934, Robert Holden. Whitby Archives 08-005-003.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from a copy negative.
Contact
Whitby Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

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244 Brock Street South, Sawdon's (Whitby) Ltd., Merryweather Steam Fire Engine, March 26, 1934


A black and white negative of a photograph of John Sawdon driving the Merryweather on Brock Street. This photograph looks west along Dunlop Street. There is a sign on the steam fire engine that reads: "50 years old". The building at right is Sawdon's Fuels located at 244 Brock Street South.