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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN FIRE SERVICE FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS

Issue 26 and Volume 62.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN FIRE SERVICE FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS (Contined from page 468) Several improvements were made in English fire engines since Newsham’s time, and up to 1840 they were chiefly confined to the carriage and to details and arrangements of the various parts. Treadles were dispensed with, and the carriages are made longer, so that a greater number of men could be employed in working them. They resembled American engines so closely that a separate figure of a modern English engine is unnecessary. The reader is, therefore, referred to Fig. 12. Others on the principle of the semi-rotary pump were also used to a limited extent in London. (See Fig. 13.) The following figure, Fig. 10, of a modern French fire engine is from the Manuel du Fondeur, Paris, 1829. It consists of two cylinders and air vessel arranged in the usual way. One of the pumps…

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