LIST OF PATENTS Issued from the United States Patent Office for the week ending April 5, pertaining to fire and water departments. Specially reported for FIRE AND WATER by Geo. R. Byington, solicitor of patents, Washington, D. C. Printed specifications and drawings of any patent here mentioned, will be sent to any person upon receipt of twenty-five cents. J. C. Lund, Eau Claire, Wis., fire escape. T. F. Moss, Hudson, Wis., hose coupling. F. W. Hofele, New York, N. Y., telescopic ladder. W. F. Singer, Cartilage, N. Y., automatic fire alarm system. W. F. Singer, Carthage, N. Y., electric thermostat or fire alarm.