Issue 17 and Volume 48.

AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS* Mr. President and Members: When your secretary requested me to prepare a paper to be presented to this honorable body, I accepted the task cheerfully and with a light heart. Had I know, however, the great difficulties of the task, I would have asked to be execused or I am sure I would have wanted more time to consider the matter. I am now willing to admit, that, when 1 consented to prepare a paper on the subject, “Automatic Sprin kling,” it was one time at least that I opened my mouth and put my foot in it. The usual sources of knowledge furnished me had very little of an interesting or instructive nature to present to this body, so that 1 was thrown almost entirely on my own experience in my effort to present to you a paper that should prove interesting and instructive and make for…

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