Issue 16 and Volume 24.

THE LA FRANCE FIRE ENGINE COMPANY. Still in the front rank of fire fighting appliances stand the engines, the hook and ladder trucks, and fire escapes of the La France Fire Engine Company, of Elmira, N. Y. For nearly a quarter of a century this firm has built only the highest class of machines, and taken advantage of the best talent in constructing and improving them, with the result that among firemen La France is a “name to conjure with.” As is well known, the company builds a modern engine of the reciprocating or piston type, an illustration of which is given herewith. The La France new-style piston has been on the market five years, and is equipped with the La France patent nest-tube boiler, so well and favorably known to fire departments all over the United States ar.d Canada. It supplies an abundance of steam for the longest and…

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