Issue 22 and Volume 1888 4.

THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF FIRE BRIGADES. From an English Contributor—Continued from Page 251. Such was the stale of the houses and streets of the city of London when, in 1666, London was visited by what is called “the great fire of London.” In four days 13,200 houses, 4000 streets, 89 churches and many other large public buildings were destroyed, the fire covering 430 acres of ground. The only fire appliances then in use or available were the buckets, hooks and syringes before mentioned. These syringes were made of brass, and supplied by a leather bucket containing water. They delivered about four gallons of water per minute to a height of about thirty feet, and to attain this the united services of three men were required. Shortly after the great fire meetings were held in London, at which it was considered what were the best means to be adopted to…

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