Issue 13 and Volume 39.

ENGINE TESTS AT CHARLESTON. On March 19 successful tests of the “Continental” fre engine built by the Ahrens Fire Engine company, of Cincinnati, weregiven at Charleston, W. Va. The Morning News of that city says: “The tests undertaken yesterday were those outlined when the contract for the engine was awarded, and its acceptance was contingent upon these tests being met. As a matter of fact, they were not only met, but exceeded by an average of over twenty per cent., in one test a one and liveeighth-inch stream of water being thrown to a height of 235 feet, while in another four streams were thrown from a single fireplug twenty feet over the roof of the Ruffner hotel, which is 110 feet above the street level. T he engine delivered during the test, 1,400 gallons of water per minute, while the guarantee only calls for 1,000 gallons; and at that…

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