Austin Loadstar Fire Engine

Austin Loadstar Fire Engine

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This original art pyrography drawn on rustic natural edge Yew of an Austin K4 Loadstar PE Fire Engine. 

This artwork MEASURES ABOUT 230 X 200MM (9X8 INCHES), and is drawn from a photo I took during the 2014 Driffield Steam Fair. 

These machines were built in the early 1950's, and it would seem only 6 were built, with just 3 surviving. All served in the Cornwall County Fire Service, this vehicle was based in Penzance where she served from 1952 to 1979. Designed as a pump/escape appliance, the ladder was (is) detachable from the vehicle, and then hand-cranked to elevate the ladder to assist escape from burning buildings. The pump discharge outlets can be seen in the rear of the body, along with the lockers which would contain the hoses and other equipment. Powered by a straight 6 cylinder petrol engine, it was massively under-powered compared to todays machines. The rear body is constructed of wood and aluminium. 

I have set the drawing on the wood so that it follows the growth-rings as much as possible and I have kept the tree-bark in its natural state. 

I have signed it with my initials in the lower right of the artwork, it is sealed and finished with 4 coats of satin varnish on both sides and comes with a 'd' ring wall hanger.

Suitable for indoor use only. All pyrographs should be kept out of direct sunlight, as the sun will bleach the wood.


I always ship your order within 3 working days.  


UK postage is always Royal Mail 1st class, takes around 1-2 days to reach you, and will need to be signed for when it arrives. 

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