Hose Couplings.

Issue 37 and Volume 2.

Hose Couplings. The National Association of Fire Engineers has done a vast amount of good in various ways, but in none more than by directing attention to the different hose couplings formerly in use. It is true that the standard formally agreed upon by the Association has not been adopted to any great extent, but the discussion of the subject has been the means of causing neighboring cities and towns to make their couplings conform to each other, so that they might aid one another in cases of emergency. At the time of the great Boston fire Engines were sent there from all directions, but many of them remained idle in the streets for hours because their couplings did not conform to those in use in Boston, and consequently they could not make connections with either their hydrants or their hose. Other cities have had similar experience. Of late years,…

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