Issue 1 and Volume 31.

THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTING EXPOSITION. The accompanying illustration represents the buildings specially erected last summer at Berlin for the International exposition of fire-preventing and extinguishing appliances. The surrounding grounds were sufficiently spacious (says the “Fire Suppression” number of The Chronicle, through whose courtesy the cut is reproduced) to admit “special constructions designed to exhibit fireproof materials or details of buildings. In the rear of the main machinery building were two structures in the form of towers —one of wood, six stories in height, the other of masonry and somewhat lower —which were used in the illustrative and competitive tests by firemen of different cities and nationalities in various exercises of climbing, water-throwing, and the rescue of inmates by means of ladders, ropes, baskets, and other devices.” The exposition failed to attract more ‘than four distinctively American exhibits. The most important of these was the very complete and handsome display made…

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