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A New Form of Steel Water Tower.

Issue 5 and Volume 1892 11.

A New Form of Steel Water Tower. We illustrate in this issue, says The Age of Steel, a form of steel water tower designed by Johnson & Flad, consulting engineers of St. Louis. The tower is designed to take the place of the ordinary unsightly stand-pipe. The upper part only of the ordinary stand-pipe is of any value for storage of water, as whenever the water falls below a certain level the pressure is reduced below the required amount. On account of the difficulty of properly supporting a large flat bottom, such as has heretofore been used for elevator tanks, it has generally been found preferable to build stand-pipes in place of elevated tanks. In the design submitted the bottom is made spherical, thereby eliminating all bending strains, the steel in the bottom being submitted to tension only. The cost of the structure is considerably less than a stand-pipe of…

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