Issue 27 and Volume 38.

THE BINFORD STREET FIRE. In an article on the Binford fire at Boston, which appeared in FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING of November 25, it was stated that 9,000 feet of cotton, rubber-lined hose were used by the fire department on the occasion and that five lengths burst, of which some had been supplied by the Boston Belting company. The manager of that company writes as follows: “We have not had the pleasure of supplying any cotton, rubber-lined hose to the Boston fire department since 1896— about nine years ago. and, if any of our hose now in use by the Boston fire department burst at the Binford street fire, it certainly had a long and satisfactory record of service to its credit before bursting.” Such a record is certainly a thoroughly good recommendation for the Boston Belting company.

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