Issue 10 and Volume 67.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Conducted by “He that questioneth much shall learn much”—BACON NOTE—Readers of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order in which they are received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified. Piston Travel, Horse Power, Etc. To the Editor: Will you kindly oblige a subscriber and answer in the columns of your valuable weekly the following questions: When determining the horse power of a steam fire engine, how is the travel of the piston in feet per minute obtained? What is the horse power of a steam fire engine, with 6 1/2-inch bore, 7-inch stroke and 4-inch pump? Engine horse power and not water horse power is desired in this question. Has the fire commissioner any jurisdiction over tenement houses in New York City? If he has, will you kindly state briefly what these powers and duties…

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