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Dennis Fire Engines (Paperback) (Barry Hutchinson)

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In this comprehensive book, the author charts the development and production of one of the most famous fire engine manufacturers in the world.

After an introduction that outlines the early days of Dennis in Guildford, manufacturing bicycles and cars, the author describes the initial fire-engine design in 1908 that was to establish Dennis as a fire-engine maker and the principal supplier to the London fire brigade.

Technical developments were accompanied by export success to Commonwealth countries where the name Dennis became synonymous with fire engines. After supplying firefighting trailer pumps that were used in the Blitz, Dennis production continued to be innovative and varied in the postwar years, and the author explains the development of both the small town and country fire engines as well as larger engines which were the mainstay of city fire brigades.

The author brings the story right up to date with the development of both the Dennis Rapier and Dennis Sabre. The Rapier was considered the ultimate fire engine and both models enjoyed export success until the company ceased independent production in 2007.
Number of Pages: 95.0
Genre: Transportation, Technology
Sub-Genre: Fire Science, General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Barry Hutchinson
Language: English
Street Date: December 19, 2015
TCIN: 50596797
UPC: 9781445646077
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-6145

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