A boat used to pump water on fires is lifted from the river and place on the back of a lorry.
Full title reads: "London. Fire Float 'takes a ride'! New Fire Launch - capable of pumping 1,000 gallons a minute - conveyed by road to North of England."
A boat travels slowly towards the side of the river. It is a very simple craft - no cabin, just a wheel and a pump visible on the top deck.
The fire launch is tied up a the dock. The name plaque - 'Merryweather. London' - can be read on its stern. The boat is attached to a crane and is lifted out of the water. It turns as it is lifted.
The boat is lowered onto the trailer of a large lorry.
The lorry (from M.R.S. Ltd.) drives out between two buildings carrying the boat on its trailer.
A man is standing on the rear of the trailer turning a wheel to assist in the steering.
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