Merryweather Steam Fire Engine at Whitby, 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. It now sits in the lobby of the Whitby Public Library Central branch.
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:
Merryweather Steam Fire Engine at Whitby, March 26, 1934, Robert Holden. Whitby Archives 08-005-003.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a copy negative.
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Merryweather Steam Fire Engine at Whitby, 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.