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American Fire Engine Company.

Issue 21 and Volume 1893 14.

American Fire Engine Company. The exhibit of the American Fire Engine Company, Seneca Falls, N. Y., and Cincinnati, O., was located in Machinery hall, and comprised not only the engines, apparatus and tools within its space in machinery hall, but also four steam fire engines actually in service in the World’s Fair Fire Department. Of these three were of the “Ahrens” pattern, with the circulating coil or “ Latta” boilers, and to give an idea of the popularity of these machines it may be stated that Chicago uses sixty-five of them and St. Louis forty-two. The fourth was something entirely new, being a small “ Ahrens ” engine fitted with a hose box for carrying 700 feet of regulation hose; this is called the “Columbian” pattern, and, although only designed this present year, there are now several of them sold and they arc considered excellently adapted for city suburbs. In…

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