Issue 16 and Volume 36.

THE HERCULES FIRE HYERANT. The tendency to construct hydrants that are easily operated, cause least difficulty in repair and the minimum amount of friction as well as trouble in opening rapidly, and protect the mains from waterhammer seems to occupy the attention of manufacturers as it did years ago. This goes to show that further improvements are possible in this important waterworks appliance, and whether new features in construction along the above lines may be considered such by those who use large quantities of hydrants or not depends entirely upon the individual judgment of those who use them. With the installation of high-pressure water fire services, the requirements for hydrants are very severe and demand special specifications for them, varying in footpounds pressure as the occasion demands. For ordinary fire and domestic use a new pattern hydrant has been placed on the market, with claims of quick closing and prevention…

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