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VALUE OF MOTOR APPARATUS DEMONSTRATED.

Issue 21 and Volume 60.

VALUE OF MOTOR APPARATUS DEMONSTRATED. Again has the practical economy of motor fire apparatus been demonstrated by the simple and effective means of making a comparison of the maintenance cost of such apparatus and horse-drawn equipment. In Syracuse, N. Y., the Bureau of Fire has compiled some interesting figures indicating that in the past three years a saving at the rate of over $5,000 per year has resulted from installing motor apparatus, there being a saving of about $185 per year for every horse replaced by motor driven equipment and apparatus which would have required thirty horses having been installed in that time. Two companies which have been motorized have been taken as examples and the figures obtained are presented on another page of this issue. The motor apparatus of Engine Company No. 1 does the work of five horses, the maintenance cost of which would have come to $1,250,…

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