Ross Valves Going to Panama

Issue 11 and Volume 54.

Ross Valves Going to Panama October 15 next the first big lot of Troy-made valves for the Panama Canal will leave this city, it is expected, the Ross Valve Company which was awarded the contract by the government being now engaged in their production. The contract was given after most careful examination by the Isthmian canal commission and its engineers. and a test of valves suitable for the purpose. This is the largest order for valves of that character ever placed. The aggregate cost will be more than $30,000. The valves will be bronze. The valves will be distributed as follows. and will be delivered at various times until February 2, 1914: Twenty-eight at Gatun, 32 at Pedro Miguel and 32 at Miraflores. The pressure at which the first tests were made of the valves was gradually raised from 175 pounds to 650 pounds per square inch. While the valves…

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