Issue 7 and Volume 38.

A PROGRESSIVE COMPANY. It is interesting to note in recent years how in a comparatively short space of time certain apparatus has been perfected, placed on the market and gained a national reputation. In the century past, it took many years to perfect certain articles, particularly where mechanical and scientific knowledge was necessary, and took as many more years before the article became well and favorably known and put into general use. The short time consumed in recent years in accomplishing the same results is brought about, first, by experience and knowledge gained from experiments in the past; second, by the more aggressive methods pursued by the manufacturers; third, by the improved conditions whict permitted the manufacturer to acquaint the public with its improved article; fourth, the readiness on the part of the public to purchase the latest and best for the purpose. The Nott Fire Engine company began the…

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