Issue 22 and Volume 1892 12.

MISCELLANEOUS. The authorities of Rockaway Beach, N. Y., have awarded a contract for three large hose jumpers to the Gleason Sc Bailey Manufacturing Company, Seneca Falls, N. Y. The La France Fire Engine Company, Elmira, N. Y., has just received orders for nine steamers, three of which go to Far Rockaway, N. Y. A benefactor is the Hall ManufacturingCompany of Rockland, Me., who have invented and put on the market a patent axe and hammer handle. The device is admirably suited to fire departments, inasmuch as the annoyance ol broken axe handles is obviated by a combination of wood and iron, as shown in the accompanying sketch. The company make a specialty of fire axe handles manufactured from the very best material and combining strength and symmetry. Also the very best quality of fire axes made in all sizes and styles and fitted with the patent handle. These handles and…

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