Leadership

American Pumps for Bolivia

Issue 5 and Volume 55.

American Pumps for Bolivia American pumps have so far been sold in this country in a limited quantity only, most of the sales being effected by a New York firm operating on the west coast, which has a branch office in this city and represents some American pump manufacturers. Another American firm with a house in this city also handles pumps. So far as I have been able to ascertain, these are the only firms handling American-built pumps. Bolivia should be a large field for pumps, both of a general and mining description, but our manufacturers should come prepared to meet the competition of English and German factories, especially the latter, which provide cheaper qualities and are always willing to give greater facilities for payment, etc., than American manufacturers are willing to allow. Only in the larger cities of the country is running portable water available, and the surrounding country…

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