Issue 15 and Volume 1895 16.

PUMPING ENGINES The newly installed Allis engines at St. Louis are at work. The new engines have a pumping capacity of 30,000,000 gallons in twenty-four hours. They tower a height of seventy feet and weigh 600 tons each. Their cost was $156,000, while the two other engines now in use at the Chain of Rocks cost $209,500. The latter were on the Worthington plan and with practically the same proportions as the Allis engine had a capacity of 20,000.000 gallons per day. The new engines will be placed along the flat land near the river bank and will be set on a foundation sixty feet below the surface of the earth. At Burlington, Col., popular interest in the establishment of a general system of irrigation through the introduction of the wind-power pumping plant is increasing and has, in addition to its naturally recognized opportuu ities and advantages, lately received a…

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