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Boston High Pressure Fire Service Contracts

Issue 20 and Volume 67.

Boston High Pressure Fire Service Contracts Final contracts have been signed between the city of Boston and the Edison Electric Illuminating Company and the Boston Elevated Railway Company for the operation of three pumping stations in connection with the proposed high pressure fire service. According to the plans, the Elevated Railway Company will operate one station in its Lincoln wharf power house at Commercial and Battery Streets, consisting of two steam turbine-driven multi-stage centrifugal pumps of a capacity of 3,000 gallons per minute each, and 300 pound-pressure with three independent sources of water supply, one from the domestic low-service system, one from the high-service system, and one from salt water. The Edison Company will operate two pumping stations, one at its plant on Atlantic Avenue, opposite Pearl street, and the other on Stuart Street, near Berkeley Street. The plant on Atlantic Avenue will consist of two electrically driven centrifugal pumps…

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