Questions and Answers

Issue 2 and Volume 92.

Questions and Answers NOTE—Readers are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified Steamer Capacities To the Editor: Can you tell me what became of the company that manufactured the old Amoskeag steam fire engines? I am looking for some information on the capacity of the engines used at the time of the Chicago Fire of 1871. I note that engines were then classed first, second and third class. Do you know the pumping capacity of these classes at the time under consideration. H. A. M. Answer: Amoskeag steam fire engines were built by the Manchester Locomotive Works, Manchester, N. H. This company has been out of business for many years. The Amoskeag first class engine had a discharge capacity of 900 gallons per minute; the second class engine had a discharge capacity of 600 gallons per…

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