Motor Appreciation at New Orleans

Issue 21 and Volume 56.

Motor Appreciation at New Orleans The following is from the New Orleans “Item” of a recent issue: “When the New Orleans fire department went on dress parade last week with its numerous new automobile fire-fighting machines we were all made to realize that the engines were as pretty as the ornaments on milady’s dresser, but it was not until Tuesday night that the efficiency of the apparatus was put to the test. And it proved a triumph for the modern methods, improved equipment and the city’s excellent department. The Canal street blaze could easily have been very disastrous. A hard wind was blowing and the fire started in an old building in a congested area. Four street car tracks and a network of trolley and other wires made the firemen’s task unusually difficult. The city’s main thoroughfare was crowded at the time with thousands of persons on their way home…

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