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THE CHAMPION WATER TOWER.

Issue 21 and Volume 1895 16.

THE CHAMPION WATER TOWER. This excellent piece of fire apparatus is very appropriately named, as was proved during the severe tests which it so successfully stood in Brooklyn last week. The Champion is manufactured by the Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing company of Chicago and combines all the improvements contained in the patents of that company and those of Chief Hale of Kansas city, Mo. It is now as perfect a machine as expert mechanical experience can make it. There was a large gathering of visiting fire chiefs, Commissioner Wurster, insurance men and fire men present at the trial and they all were much pleased with the manner in which the tower fulfilled the functions for which it is designed. It was raised quickly, turned in all directions and lowered to various angles, in a remarkably short time and it was absolutely rigid with the great pressure of water the siamesed streams…

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