Issue 25 and Volume 25.

IMPROVE NEW YORK’S FIRE PROTECTION. IT is suggested that fire mains be laid in the streets, attached to fire hydrants, and that the supply to these be by the use of powerful fire pumps placed upon steam tugs to be moved about the harbor as shall be required, coupling on to the end of these mains, and thence by great power filing them with salt water to be used in extinguishing fires. Let any one picture in his mind’s eye New York city from Harlem river to the Battery gridironed with pipe, with numerous outlets protruding from dock and pier on both rivers, with a fleet of fire tugs patroling the rivers night and day with steam up—at such pressure as to require pipes and hose strong enough to contend with the great pressure of water necessary to overcome frictional resistance in the lines of pipe and hose not yet…

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