Official Notice.

Issue 6 and Volume 4.

Official Notice. A STANDARD COUPLINGS THREAD. HEADQUARTERS FIRE DEPARTMENT. J 153 and 157 MERCER STREET, NEW YORK, Aug. 5, f To Chief Engineers and Couplings Mahers : At the Annual Convention of Fire Engineers, held at Cleveland, Ohio, September 10, 11 and 12, the following preamble and resolution were adopted: Whereas, The Report of the Committee adopted in Philadelphia, September, 1876, as to the advisability of adopting a uniform standard thread for hose couplings recommended the following thread as standard, viz.: for 2 1/2 inch hose couplings, outside diameter of male coupling 3 3/8 inches and 8 threads to the inch. Said recommendation has not been carried out on account, it is claimed, of impracticability: Be it Resolved, That a Committee of five be appointed to consider the question of a standard uniform thread for hose couplings for Fire Departments; that such committee be instructed to consult with manufacturers of…

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