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PUMPING ENGINE NOTES

Issue 14 and Volume 45.

PUMPING ENGINE NOTES At Waltham, Mass., the builders of the pumping machinery are Barr, Worthing and the Platt Iron Works. The coal used is bituminous and hard screenings; the average price per gross ton, delivered, being $4.45, and the percentage of ash, 12 per cent. During the past year 1,895.180 lb. of coal and 3 lb. of wood were consumed. The total pumpage for the year at both stations was 829.190,505 gal., without allowance for slip; average static head against which pump works, 190 fe.; average dynamic head against which pump works, 208 ft.; number of gallons pumped by all the pumps per pound of equivalent coal. 450; duty, 83,692,820—all the pumps; cost of pumping, figured on pumping station expenses—namely, $12,973.73; per 1,000,000 gal. pumped. $15.64; per 1,000,000 gal. raised 1 ft. (dynamic). $0,075. A Scranton. Pa., dispatch states that the work on the big pumping plant, recently constructed at…

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