A Fire Department on Bicycles.
An exchange says the Lockport (N.Y.) Hydrant Hose Company, not content with organizing a bicycle club, proposes to build a tricycle on which to carry the hose reel. The machine will weigh about 250 pounds, will be pneumatic tired, and can be propelled at a rapid rate by three men, who will occupy saddles over the wheels. Lockport will be the first city to adopt the bicycle and tricycle to fire department uses. The main body of the volunteer company will dash ahead on wheels, leading the way for the tricycle, which will make as. good time as any team of horses.