Issue 5 and Volume 29.

BRITISH FIRE-PREVENTION COMMITTEE. With the close of the year 1900, Mr. Edwin O. Sachs, as chairman of the British Fire Prevention committee, makes the following announcement regarding the fire tests carried out under the auspices of that body, which will give some idea of the amount of work done in the form of investigations, quite irrespective of the general duties of the committee. Since the committee’s incorporation, there have been twelve tests with fire-resisting floors, two with ceilings, and nine with fire-resisting partitions. There have been no less than twenty-three tests with different forms of wood and iron doors, and eight with various forms of glazing. Besides this, there have been several odd tests with treated wood, fire-curtains, fire-blinds, girder coverings, and safes. Altogether, the tests number sixty-three. The reports on these sixty-three tests are embodied in forty-four publications, many of which are extensively illustrated. The average attendance at these…

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