Fires of Prometheus


Fire is always a major risk in mining. There is a fire equipment wagon (RM13) in the collection, and this would make a centre piece for an interesting display. Sadly, there are no records of the origin and exact details of this wagon, but presumably it contained fire extinguishers and other equipment to be used in case of an outbreak of fire. Also, the wagon is in very poor condition, with most of its woodwork in an advanced state of decay. Any conservation and restoration work on both the timber and metalwork would result in an almost completely 'new' wagon.

Last updated 9th November 2019

The fire wagon
A fire wagon (RM13)