Fire-Engine Presented to F. Hodges, Esq., of Lambeth,For valuable Services rendered by his efficient Brigade in extinguishing Fires; Manufactured by Merryweather & Sons, of Long Acre, and Lambeth, London.
Wood engraving, manufacturer's promotional handbill/supplement; sheet 260 x 325mm. 10¼ x 11¾". Folds, as usual, some tearing at extremities; some marginal spotting.
The illustration shows Victorian ladies and gentlemen admiring a rather elaborately-decorated horse-drawn fire engine; list of prizes won by the engine at various industrial exhibitions below. Merryweather and Sons, one of the leading makers of fire engines throughout the 19th century.
[Ref: 20489] £160.00