Issue 13 and Volume 39.

FINE RECORD OF THE DUBLIN BRIGADE Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. Apropos of the proposed changes in the building laws of New York (changes that are not for the better), it may not be amiss to point out that, given a big fire a good chance to get ahead, even with the vaunted (but not proven) superiority of the city’s fire department over those of Europe in general and the British islands in particular, the probabilities are all in favor of con flagrations proving more disastrous in New York or, indeed, any other city on the American continent than in those of the Eastern hemisphere, Turkey being a possible exception. This statement is founded on the fact that the buildings in theold world, though laving no claim to be generally fireproof, are constructed of lire-resistant materials, on scientific principles and according to the letter of strict building laws,…

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