Leadership

BOILER ROOM ECONOMIES.

Issue 7 and Volume 20.

BOILER ROOM ECONOMIES. WHEN I last had the pleasure of addressing the Association at Milwaukee, in 1893, I referred in my paper to some of the possibilities for economies in fuel expense by the employment of intelligent firemen. The two principal items in the cost of pumping water are salaries and fuel. Granting that it would not be for the best interest of the Association to apply any theory for the reduction of salaries, and following up my suggestion that the intelligent and highpriced firemen were the cheapest.it is a fair conclusion that, the higher salaries paid superintendents and engineers, the better service and greater economy in pumping water. Leaving the subject of salaries alone, I beg to present some facts concerning the economies of burning coal, which have been developed by Robert VV. Hunt & Co.’s bureau,under the immediate charge of John C. McMynn, M. & E , engineer…

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