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FIRE PREVENTION MEN WITNESS TESTS ON MANY TYPES OF FIRES

Issue 11 and Volume 89.

FIRE PREVENTION MEN WITNESS TESTS ON MANY TYPES OF FIRES Typical Fire Conditions Created on Proving Grounds at Bloomfield, N. J., and Extinguishers Demonstrated FIFTEEN tests were conducted by Walter Kidde & Co., at their Bloomfield, N. J., plant on October 8, to show the many visitors the extinguishing effects of the various type fire extinguishers on a number of different fires. A small pan of gasoline was ignited and after burning for 10 seconds was put out with a Lux extinguisher in 2 seconds. The third test involved tub fires. Six metal tubs were lined up, filled with various flammable mixtures. All were ignited and attacked with a Lux extinguisher. The fires were out in 17 seconds. A wood framework was built to simulate the bilge of a ship. A pan with gasoline and oil was placed within the framework. After the fire had burned for 2 1/4 minutes…

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