What’s new . . . among the manufacturers

Issue 4 and Volume 114.

What’s new . . . among the manufacturers DEPARTMENTS products. processes. personalities Cap Visor Insignia The Bancroft Cap Co., Framingham, Mass., is marketing a senior fire service officer’s uniform cap which employs a new copyrighted flame-design visor insignia. Embroidered largely of gold thread, the flame stem, center line and sparks are in scarlet thread. Designed by a fire chief who wished a distinctive design of “scrambled eggs” not identified with the military services, it has already been adopted by the Boston and Newton, Mass., Fire Departments. New Booster Hose Eureka Fire Hose Division, United States Rubber Co., has introduced a new booster hose said to have extreme flexibility, and resistance to end pull and kinking. Called Firo, it employs a tube of Buna N rubber, claimed to make the hose serviceable in coldest weather and it is constructed with a single braid of high-tensile steel wire and a black cover…

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