Issue 10 and Volume 24.

A REPORT ON FIRE H3SE. The National Fire Protection association having appointed Messrs W. H. Stratton, C A. Hexamer, and C. B. Mackinney a committee to report on fire hose, these gentlemen have sent in a revised report, in which they give the result of th ir investigations on the type of hose known as ”woven cotton rubber-line’ only—the consideration of all other kinds, such as knit, solid rubber, and linen, being left for future consideration.” After an introduction in wh’ch the committeee insists strong y on the necessity of providing first-class, and not cheap hose for the use of fire departments, and after enlarging on its economy, the committee submits the following specifi^ations for standard two and five-eighth-inch woven cotton, rubber-lined hose for mill-yard use —to be known as the ’ National Standard.” THE COTTON FABRIC. Cotton fabric is to be smoothly,firmly, and evenly woven, in circular form, and…

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