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Important Fires Reported During the Week Ending September 24.

Issue 13 and Volume 1891 10.

Important Fires Reported During the Week Ending September 24. AN ALUMINUM BOAT.—Interesting experiments have recently been made on the Lake of Zurich with a boat built entirely of aluminum. The boat weighs only about half a ton, viz., about half the weight of an ordinary boat of the same size. It was built at the works of Messrs. Escher Wvss & Co. of Zurich, the metal having been furnished by the Aluminum Works of Schaffhausen, where it is obtained by an electrical process, the dynamos being driven, not by steam engines, but by turbines, which utilize the water powerof the celebrated falls of the Rhine, so that the boat claims to be exclusively the product of Swiss labor and power. It carries eight persons, and, with a petroleum engine of only two horse, easily makes six miles an hour. Aluminum not being subject to rust, the permanent color of the…

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