Leadership

FIRE RETARDENT WINDOWS

Issue 5 and Volume 20.

FIRE RETARDENT WINDOWS In this city, as in many others, it is of obligation to have the windows of business houses, factories, offices, and the like fitted with heavy iron shutters in order to diminish the risk of fire entering from an adjacent building and causing the blaze to spread from its place of origin. Such shutters, though necessary, are not only not always effectual in securing the attainment of the object aimed at, but are also a source of embarrassment to the firemen when a fire has broken out in a building so protected, owing to the difficulty of opening them from the outside so as to enter the burning premises or to play the hose inside through the window. All this might be avoided by the use of fire-retardent windows—that is, windows glazed with wire glass, which serves the purpose of rendering the building safe, and is also…

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