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Surveying equipment? Heliograph?


Moonraker

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I'm trying to work out what this equipment is, photographed at Bulford Camp, probably between 1912 and 1915. My first thought was that it might be something to do with surveying; then a heliograph came to mind.Just as I was posting this, I realised that it looked more like hoses and nozzles for fire-fighting.

Rather more informed suggestions appreciated.

Moonraker

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They look like beautifully-polished brass fire hose nozzles and standpipes to me. I think I can see the rolled up hose too. And there's also a key for turning the water on and off at a hydrant.

Tom

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Blimey, Tom, that must be a record. It only took me 40 seconds to edit after posting and in that time you had jumped in, confirming my third thought.

Thanks.

Moonraker

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You beat me to it.

Would also like to point out that it looks as if the man on the right is wearing a 'simplified' battledress tunic, so probably 1915 rather than pre-war.

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That's one hell of a big mallet as well. I suspect that the big thing is a box for holding the bits and pieces on display.

Nigel

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Hi all

It`s the unit fire cart , I remember pulling one round the depot whilst on guard in the early 70`s

Regards John.

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Definately, standpipe, key and bar, hoses and branches (I bet they enjoyed polishing them!!).

Well remembered from the drill yard at Southwark :blink:

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