Camel Fire Hose Manufacturer’s Presentation Inkwell, 1930
Camel Fire Hose Manufacturer’s Presentation Inkwell, 1930
Camel Fire Hose Manufacturer’s Presentation Inkwell, 1930
Camel Fire Hose Manufacturer’s Presentation Inkwell, 1930
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Camel Fire Hose Manufacturer’s Presentation Inkwell, 1930

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Height: 10cm (4in)

 

Silver. Inkwell in the form of a globe with hinged at the equator and surmounted by a camel as the emblem of the camel brand fire hose company. The whole set on a circular base with pen rests and inscribed ‘George A Oakes / 1932’; raised on four feet modelled as firefighter’s  Merryweather helmets engraved with crosse fire axes. Maker’s mark of J.R & Sons. Hallmarked Sheffield 1930.

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Chief Inspector George Albert Oakes (b.1886) of ‘H’ Division (Fire Brigade) Liverpool Police won the the Kings Police Medal for services rendered at a fire at the Morecambe Shell Factory in October 1917 earning the commendation of Lloyd George’s newly appointed Minister of Munitions, Winston Churchill, who sent a personal telegram expressing his admiration. Chief Inspector Oakes also received the Royal Humane Society testimonial for rescuing a fireman from a burning ship in the Brunswick Dock during the same month. His bravery in saving a woman from the Mersey in 1924 later was likewise recognised. He was afterwards was president of the Institution of Fire Engineers in 1927, and in 1932 received the Professional Fire Brigades Association silver medal for 15 years service.