Modern Fire Engines.

Issue 54 and Volume 1894 15.

Modern Fire Engines. THE AMERICAN FIRE ENGINE COMPANY, whose manufactories are located at Seneca Falls. N. Y., and Cincinnati, Ohio, are about to introduce a new and improved steam fire engine, an illustration of which is presented herewith, that is claimed by the makers as embodying in a marked degree the essential qualities to be desired in a fire engine, namely: simplicity of construction, reliability, accessibility of parts, quickness and ease in steaming, large capacity combined with minimum weight, durability and general efficiency. The boiler adopted for use on this engine is Clapp’s Patent Coil-tube Boiler, with the American Company’s patented improvements. The makers assert that this boiler, as recently perfected and now made by them, is vastly superior in every particular to any other circulating tubular steam generator heretofore produced. The special feature of the boiler consists of spiral coils of water-circulating tubes, which are ingeniously arranged with in…

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