Test Republic Pumper

Issue 5 and Volume 67.

Test Republic Pumper On January 13 of this year a Republic truck, Model 19, 2 1/2-ton chassis, fitted with standard triple combination fire apparatus, successfully passed the fire truck test of the National Board of Fire Underwriters. This test is usually held yearly, and is so stiff that commercial truck manufacturers have largely passed it up. The testing was supervised by the chief engineer of the National Board and took place at the 54th Street pier on the Hudson River. The truck pumped water continuously for 13 1/2 hours, and at the conclusion of the test the official report says the motor and pump at the end of the test were quite cool and in satisfactory condition, without vibration or pulsations. The test is divided into three main parts, although readings were taken every five minutes as to pressure, vacuum of pump and nozzle pressure. The first test was completed…

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