A New Sort of Fire Fighter.

Issue 17 and Volume 1893 13.

A New Sort of Fire Fighter. Frank Hughes has recently been showing a working model of a new apparatus for fighting fire that is pronounced by those who have seen it to be one of the most effective machines ever invented for this purpose. This machine is three fold, in that it serves as a water tower, hose truck and life saving apparatus. The mechanism is very simple. It is a machine composed of five sections, each twelve feet high, working together on the principle of a telescope by a series of chains and pulleys. When standing in the house its dimensions are: Length, 20 feet ; width, 8⅛ feet; height, 13 ⅛ feet. Its weight, including a crew of eight men, is less than five tons, or about the same as that of an ordinary fire engine. In connection with the tower proper are two series of extension ladders,…

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