SOLD - A very finely detailed 1:9 scale model of a Shand Mason Steam Fire Appliance
A fine exhibition quality Shand Mason Fire Appliance modelled by A.M. Tyrer from contemporary drawings
An extremely finely detailed 1:9 scale model of a Shand Mason horse drawn Fire Appliance of circa 1900 modelled by the highly renowned Anthony M. Tyrer from contemporary drawings with brass clad soldered, riveted and bolted copper water tube boiler with 'J' tubes and fittings including water gauges with shut-off cocks, safety valve, whistle, blower, regulator, injector, clack and blowdown valves and washout plugs. Engine details include twin cylinders 0.7in. bore x 0.7in. stroke, lubricators, three bearing crankshaft, the double acting pump rods directly connected to the centre of each crosshead. Other details include boiler feed pump, oil box and fine pipework, valve spindle tail shaft guides, injector, valves and pipes, compression domes, boiler and pump pressure gauges and other details. Chassis details include channel section side frames, turning lock with coal bunker and firing irons, working leaf springs to both axles, metal tyred wheels with separate spokes and fellows and brass hubcaps, box with footboards and opening lid to reveal tools and pressure hose, two lengths of suction hose, driver's seat with hand brake levers for each rear wheel, lamps, branches, bell and backrest, finished in red, gold leaf and polished brightwork, the box sides lettered London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade -- 10 x 14in. (26 x 35.5cm) Display base and glazed cover.
Other A.M Tyrer modelled fire appliances: - Lot 60. Christies, London, South Kensington. 15th April 1999. Sale 8351 – Exceptional Scientific and Engineering Works of Art. Sold: £8,050 - The Gary W. Kohs Collection - Sold $12,500.