Issue 18 and Volume 1895 16.

RECENT PATENTS. ESPECIALLY REPORTED FOR FIRE AND WATER. Copies of patents can be had for twenty-five cents each. Hose Coupling—A. J. Conley, Luling, Tex.—It consists of a detachable coupling having a neck to which the hose is connected and a cylindrical jam collar mounted thereon between the port, and neck the female coupling consisting of a neck to which the hose is secured, the male coupling being locked over the female coupling by means of a locking device. Fire Ladder—M. A. Walker, Detroit, Mich.—A ladder having actuating devices for the base, the fulcrum frame comprising arched side braces, trussed longitudinally and having traverse connecting braces between. Hose Keel—C. G. Petherbridge, Kico, Colo. — A hose reel provided witli a valve having a threaded stem, and a friction roller, a nut in which screws the threaded end of the said stem, and a block having cam groove and adapted to he…

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