Short Cuts and Gadgets

Issue 7 and Volume 108.

Short Cuts and Gadgets “SCOTCH-LIGHTING” THE WAY TO BETTER FIRE FIGHTING This month’s headliner in the short cuts and gadgets field features reflector tape, perhaps better known as “ScotchLite” and its application to the fire service. Many months ago, when this product was first introduced to the motoring public, we reproduced a story about how it was adapted by some fire departments to identify and spot hydrants, roadinarkers indicating wells, and so on. Came a lull in the contributions until Robert E. Taylor who, besides being buff-extraordinary of the Cleveland, Ohio, Fire Department (and member of that city’s Fire Alarm Club) is no mean photographer, sent in the story about a three-alarmer that did $200,000 worth of damage to the Dornback Furnace & Foundry Co., Cleveland. At first blush, Brother Taylor’s photographs looked like the majority of illustrations of fire fighting operations that come to this journal. But upon close…

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