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IOTW no.563

By January 23, 2021January 27th, 2021IOTW

1930 Morris 8HP Fire Tender

The Minor based Fire Tender was first catalogued in the 1931 Morris Motors range brochure. As can be seen in this photograph it was extremely well equipped, although the chemical fire exstinguishers were not included in the £170 asking price. Comparatively few images exist of the model, this one being a recent eBay find. The vehicle depicted here was almost certainly photographed at an Olympia exhibition, the patterned stand floor tiling matching numerous thirties Motor Show shots. Few Fire Tenders made it to customers and just four are documented. These included one that serviced the Morris Motors Cowley site, while a second was gifted to the City of Oxford Fire Brigade. A third example was purchased by an Indian Maharaja, while a fourth made it all the way to Wellington, New Zealand.

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