Leadership

Progress Made in Hose Standardization

Issue 10 and Volume 79.

Progress Made in Hose Standardization In the five years during which the work of the standardization of hose threads was carried on, more than 1,700 cities throughout the United States have converted the threads on the hose and hydrants to conform with the national standard. The campaign for the conversion to a standard thread started in 1920. At that time, in the 8,000 protected cities and towns, there were about 1,000 that had their threads cut to the national standard specifications. During 1925, Massachusetts assumed an active lead in this work—about twenty-one municipalities in that state have rechased their fire department threads to this standard.

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