Issue 6 and Volume 10.

EXPERIMENT DAY AT ROCHESTER. Considerable adverse criticism is passed upon some of the rules promulgated by the Central Committee that is charged with the competitive trials of fire apparatus and supplies at the forthcoming Convention at Rochester of the New York State Association. For instance, in the rules for steam engine tests, it is provided that before firing up each engine must show one full gauge of water. This effectually shuts out the La France Company from competition, for, by the arrangement of tubes in their new style of boiler, they do not show any water in the gauges at all when desiring to get up steam quickly. They claim this as an advantage, and in their advertisements lay especial stress upon their “ newly-invented patent boiler, by which steam can be generated more rapidly than by any other boiler, and can be maintained with perfect steadiness and safety.” At…

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