Issue 16 and Volume 24.

THE STORAGE BATTERY ON several occasions, when in conversation with chief engineers and superintendents of fire alarm, the matter of battery has been considered; the question “Have you a storage battery?” has been asked, and also my opinion of the storage battery for fire alarm. Not having any reliable data to which I could refer, I have usually replied, I am not quite ready to make the change; I am watching the results in other places.” Wishing to obtain information, and haying the possible adoption of the storage battery in view, I have collected a few facts and figures, and your topic committee has asked me to present thorn to you at this time. I demurred for a time before complying with the request, being well aware that there were members of this association far better able to handle this subject. I suggested the names of the gentlemen I had…

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