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TEST OF A NOTT FIRE ENGINE.

Issue 14 and Volume 42.

TEST OF A NOTT FIRE ENGINE. The city of Suffolk, Va., has just placed in service a second-size Nott steam fire engine of the piston-valve design, after a three hours’ run, under a test as follows : Steaming Test.—Cold water in the boiler, 140 lbs. of steam was raised in exactly 7 minutes, 10 seconds. Water-Thowing Test No. 1.—Four lines of hose, 300 ft. in each line, using a 7/8-in. smooth-bore nozzle on each line—run of 30 minutes, the steam-pressure averaged 138 lbs. and the water pressure averaged 130 lbs. Test No. 2.—Three lines of hose, 300 ft. in each line, each line using a ⅝-in., smooth-bore nozzle, safety-valves constantly blowing off at 140 lbs., water-pressure 165 lbs. Test No. 3 — Two lines of hose, 300 ft. in each line, each line using a ⅞-in., smooth-tore nozzle, safety-valve constantly blowing off at 140 lbs., water-pressure 280 lbs. One line…

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