Hartford Fire Department Standardized

Issue 26 and Volume 75.

Hartford Fire Department Standardized The standardization of the Hartford, Conn., fire department’s hose and couplings was completed this month under Master Mechanic Charles A. Cutler. The change was effected in sixty working hours. The hose altered amounted to about 35,000 feet and the total number of units changed was about 2,500. The expense, including tools and some special castings, was comparatively slight, being estimated by Chief Moran at $225. Although the fire hydrants remain for the present with the old connections, with the tire companies attaching hose by means of their adapters, the water department will begin to alter them as soon as tools for this purpose arrive. Chief Engineer Caleb M. Saville, said that spare hydrant nipples with standard thread had been ordered for every make of hydrant in use here, to take the place of any which might give out in the alteration process. All nipples will have…

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