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Motor Engine Test at Swampscott, Mass.

Issue 26 and Volume 54.

Motor Engine Test at Swampscott, Mass. Firemen from many cities and towns of eastern Massachusetts assembled at Swampscott December 3 to witness the test of a new American-La France 6-cylinder motor pumping engine. The test was conducted under the supervision of Chief G. P. Cahoon, and is said to have broken cverv previous record for water throwing made by that pattern and size of engine. It more than filled every requirement demanded by the contract. The machine, which has a capacity of 700 gallons per minute, delivered 1,050 gallons through a 2-inch nozzle of a Lynn hose wagon gun. Through six 100-foot lines of hose, each with a 7/8-inch nozzle, it delivered 1,254 gallons, or more than 40 per cent, above its rated capacity. The official results of the tests are as follows: Every stream sent out from the various nozzles went with a strong fire fighting force up against…

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