Issue 22 and Volume 32.

HOSE SHUT-OFF. Chief Engineer Geo. W. Horton, of the Baltimore fire department, writes thus to the George Schneider Manufacturing company, Baltimore, Md.: “Gentlemen:—I beg to acknowledge receipt of your request for testimonial of merit and practicability of your hose shut-offs, and in reply would say that I consider the device a most important factor in the equipment of all modern fire departments. 1 have had the device in use in this department for the past six months, and it has always given most prompt and efficient service on critical occasions, thereby saving much valuable time. 1 hope in the very near future to have all of the apparatus of this department equipped with your hose shut off. GEORGF. W. HORTON, Chief Engineer.” At Watertown every piece of apparatus answers every alarm of fire. A fire alarm telegraph system would reform all that, and save loss of time, to say nothing…

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