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Pumping Engines at World’s Columbian Exposition.

Issue 11 and Volume 1893 13.

Pumping Engines at World’s Columbian Exposition. The method of supplying the large quantities of water necessary for the fountains, sprinkling, steam engine condensers, boilers and fire protection, will form one of the most important and interesting features of the Columbian Exposition. It was originally intended to take this supply from the city mains, but as the project developed it was found that the amount needed would be greater than could be obtained in this way, and the pressure would be too low in case of fire. This made an independent pumping station necessary, and a contract for four pumping engines aggregating 40,000,000 gallons capacity in twenty-four hours against a head of 230 feet, was let to the Henry R. Worthington Company of New York, who had performed a similar service at Philadelphia in 1876, New Orleans in 1884, London in 1888, and Paris in 1889. The main pump will stand…

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