Leadership

PITTSBURGH’S NEW WATER TOWER.

Issue 26 and Volume 27.

PITTSBURGH’S NEW WATER TOWER. Pittsburgh, Pa., has added a new Champion water tower to its fire department. This piece of apparatus, which recent destructive experiences in the Smoky City has rendered an absolute necessity, was supplied by the Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing company, of Chicago, and was recently successfully tested in presence of Director of Public Safety J. O Brown, J. Guy McCandless, president of common council, Miles S. Humphreys, chief of the fire department, and many other civic officials. The test was in charge of Chief Humphreys, assisted by Assistant Chiefs Hennigan, Steele, and McKinley, and E. J. Mitchell, manager of the Chicago Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing company. Two fire engines were attached to the siamesed hose lines, that fed the four-inch hose, which in its turn was connected with the tower’s sixteen-inch iron pipe. The engines were a first-size Metropolitan and a secondsize Amoskeag. They worked under a full head…

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