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NEW YORK FIRE COLLEGE COURSE

Issue 17 and Volume 63.

NEW YORK FIRE COLLEGE COURSE MOTOR FIRE APPARATUS (Continued from page 269.) Pump Horsepower. When a one-pound weight is lifted vertically a distance of one foot the work done is termed a foot pound. If 10 pounds are lifted one foot vertically, ten foot pounds of work are done. If 100 pounds are lifted vertically a distance of 10 feet, 10X100=1,000 foot pounds of work are done. Power is tne rate of doing work, For instance, if a machine is capable of lifting 33,000 pounds inrougn a vertical distance of 1 foot in a minute, that machine possesses what is known as a horsepower. In other words, one norsepower is that power which a machine possesses when it is able to do 33,000 foot pounds of work a minute, or 550 foot pounds of work a second. What is known as the water horsepower of an engine, is me horsepower…

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