A Utah Fire Invention.

Issue 14 and Volume 1893 13.

A Utah Fire Invention. Charles Vail, ex-electrician of the Salt Lake City Fite Department, and Chief Stanton made a successful test of an invention in which they are both interested, and which is destined to revolutionize the methods now employed in conducting operations at fires. It is a telephonic device by means of which the hydrantman and nozzleman can communicate with each other at will, no matter whether the distance they are apart be 100 or 1000 feet. In the test five lengths of hose were used, each being crudely wired. At each end were ordinary ear and mouth phones, and orders were given in tones below those used in ordinary conversation and answered clearly and distinctly. Its introduction into all first-class departments will be only a matter of time, as by its use not only will time, a great desideratum at fires, be saved, but also many lives annually,…

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