With Our Readers

Issue 12 and Volume 105.

With Our Readers Water Towers Have a Champion To the Editor: Just finished your fine article in the August “FE” and would like to cross axes with you on the water tower. I have quite a little data on them and expect to do a history of the rig eventually. The last one built was for Los Angeles in 1938 by “Alfco.” Fargo, N. D., made its water tower in 1950 in the shops, from an old aerial ladder and is the latest one to be put in service. There are rumors that Chicago may buy three new ones. The first water tower patent recorded as such in the patent office was No. 83475, dated Oct. 27, 1868, by Hester Day of Buffalo, N. Y. This has all of the devices later used by John B. Hogan of Baltimore Md., who filed patent for an improvement in apparatus on Nov.…

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