Issue 21 and Volume 10.

MISCELLANY FATAL TEST OF THE NEW WATER TOWER. The new water tower, delivered to New York City recently by the inventor, A. Greenleaf, of Baltimore, was taken out for trial Thursday morning, It was taken to the Battery alongside the slip of the Fire Boat Havemeyer. Tests were made through the sections at a height of twentynine feet, everything working very smoothly and successfully. Time was taken from the arrival of the apparatus on the ground, making connections, raising the tower and starting the water, all of which was done in two minutes and five seconds. The tower was then lowered and another section put in, raising it to a height of fifty feet. The connections all being made, water was delivered at the nozzle in three minutes and thirty seconds. The pressure was run up gradually until it reached no pounds. It was then noticed that the water tower…

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