Issue 3 and Volume 79.

INDUSTRIAL FIRE BRIGADE SECTION Fire Protection and Fighting System at the Plymouth Cordage Company FIRE is a menace in all large plants and causes the management considerable anxiety. This is especially so in a cordage plant with its inflammable raw materials in storage and in process. Many disastrous mill fires have come from entirely unexpected conditions, such as unsuitable weather for working stock, and accidents, so that one can never feel sure of being free from the danger of a bad fire. The case of one very large plant that had three possible sources of water supply for fire protection, every one of which failed in an emergency, with a large resulting loss, may be cited as an illustration of how the best-laid plans amiss. At Plymouth Cordage the management has not spared expense in protecting the interests of all; suggestions of able insurance engineers have been carried out, and…

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