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FIRE PROTECTION OF MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA

Issue 7 and Volume 49.

FIRE PROTECTION OF MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA Manchester-by-the-Sea has a normal population of less than 3,000 people, but during the summer months this number is augmented by as many more. The place obtains its water supply from Grand and Round ponds and driven wells. The water is pumped to a distribution reservoir by two gas-producer plants, which were described by Raymond C. Allen in a paper before the New England Water Works Association, from which the following is an abstract: “The producers, engines and pumps at both plants are installed in duplicate. At the Gravel Pond station the head to be pumped against, including friction, is 336 feet, and the plant comprises two suction gas producers, supplied by the Smith Gas Power Company, of Lexington, Ohio; two Nash 4-cycle, 3-cylindcr gas engines, each developing 65 brake horsepower and two tlx 13 inch Goulds 1,000,000-gallons per 24 hours, double acting pumps. At the home…

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