Leadership

Chief Dahill Has New Smoke Ejector

Issue 5 and Volume 80.

Chief Dahill Has New Smoke Ejector Chief Edward F. Dahill, of New Bedford, Mass., has invented a smoke ejecting machine that is somewhat similar in principle to the smoke eating appliance recently developed by Chief C. W. Ringer, of Minneapolis, Minn. The ejector of Chief Dahill operates on hydraulic pressure instead of being connected with an automobile. It revolves a large ventilating fan and can lie used to suck out smoke and gases from cellars or other parts of burning buildings. Under direction of Chief Dahill the mechanics in the New Bedford Fire Department constructed a portable device consisting of a water motor attached to a 30-inch fan which draws smoke through a 12-inch pipe and liberates it in the open. The ejector is inserted in a cellar window or any opening or trap door. The motor is operated by the force of water through ordinary fire hose connected to…

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