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Louisville Fire Notes.

Issue 5 and Volume 1893 13.

Louisville Fire Notes. (From Our Regular Correspondent.) Eighteen alarms for the past week, two automatic, a first and second, and three silent alarms. Total loss, $10,500. William Stevens, chief electrician of the department, is now at work changing the electric power from the blue stone and Leclauche batteries to the new storage battery system, which will reduce the cost fully 75 per cent. Two sets of storage batteries will be used, one furnishing the power while the other is being charged. Connections will be made with one of the electric light and power companies to furnish the current for charging. In the operator’s room will be placed the ampere and volt meters, also a rheostat to regulate the current which will be from 15 to 20 milli-amperes on each circuit. The city is divided into 6 bell circuits (outside bells on the houses), 2 joker circuits with 20 jokers, and…

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