A Municipal Exposition
Plans are now perfected for the most comprehensive and elaborate exposition of municipal equipment ever organized, to be held in Grand Central Palace, New York City, beginning October 15, 1919. This enterprise is to be known as the International Exposition of Municipal Equipment, and will be a permanent display occupying 50,000 square feet of floor space. This exposition is primarily for the serious minded city official, engineer, or citizen interested in municipal improvements, and will embody to the greatest extent the educational, commercial and scientific features of these activities. There are to be displays of all sorts of modern equipment and methods used by municipalities, including departments of fire, water, sewage and garbage disposal, health, education, police, parks, playgrounds, light, heat, power, laboratory supplies. hospital and office appliances. The advisory committee which, as will be seen, includes several names prominent in the fields which this journal represents, consists of Dr. Matthias Nicoll, Jr., Nicholas S. Hill. Jr.. John Diven, Rudolph Hering, Samuel A. Greeley, Walter D’Arcy Ryan, Clement Driscoll. Joseph Quigley, W. P. Capes, Fred G. Simmons, Myron A. Kcsner, Henry L. Kincaide. These men of national reputation are working hard to make their responsibilities count and the representative number of manufacturers who have leased spaces for a year or more signifies that the commercial aspect is not behind, so far as interest is concerned. This exposition, like the seven other big commercial permanent expositions in the Palace, will be operated by the Merchants and Manufacturers’ Exchange of New York, which is affiliated with the Nemours Trading Corporation, a $12,000,000 corporation with branches in all the leading cities of the world, including nineteen branch offices and 3,000 foreign selling agencies. The exposition is under the direction of Mrs. Jeanne Carpenter, who is known chiefly for her work as a writer on municipal and political subjects. “Municipal Housecleaning”, a hand-book on the disposal of city waste, was publiched last year. Mrs. Carpenter’s engineering experience began some years ago as official reporter for the Sanitary District of Chicago, and her wide acquaintance in this field promises well for the success of the enterprise. Information regarding space may be obtained by addressing Director of the International Exposition of Municipal Equipment, Grand Central Palace, New York.