Issue 5 and Volume 20.

SOME CINCINNATI FIRE CURIOSITIES. At the headquarters of the Cincinnati fire department are preserved some interesting fire relics. About the walls hang apparatus long since retired from service cheek by jowl with some ambitious,but now obsolete inventions of a more modern age—all more or less dust-covered and dejected looking. On one side are the recovered hats of firemen who have been killed on duty—dumb,yet,even in their silence,speaking witnesses of the death of heroes. On another is the old drum alarm, in use just eighty-seven years ago—in glaring contrast to the telegraph fire alarm system to be seen in the tower, where is a whole mass of delicate machinery as fine as clock-work, and vastly more intricate in its operations. The water tower is of itself a sight for gods and men. To it was recently attached the new stream fire engine of 1,300 gallons per minute capacity. This engine was…

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