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Old 20th July 2018, 12:03
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With the early steam powered pumps on horse drawn fire engines it was claimed that they could be pumping in under a quarter of an hour.
If the boiler was flashed up on leaving the fire station it was ready to use by the time they reached the fire, perhaps.
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