A NEW FIRE NOZZLE.
The Newport, R. L. News says: “Torrent Steam Engine Co. No. 1 was ordered out Wednesday evening for the purpose of testing the ‘Universal Nozzle,’ invented by Mr. Benjamin Holland, Jr, of this city. The trial was a success in every particular, and Mr. Holland is to be congratulated upon his new invention. At 145 pounds of steam an effective stream 151 feet in length was thrown, and the pipemen found no more difficulty in holding it at 165 pounds pressure than when there were but eighty pounds. The officers of the company, together with the members of the Board of Fire Wardens, were loud in their praises of the new in vention. It will be patented at once. This attachment to the hose pipe is simply a univrrsal joint, or better known as the Kimball joint which is in use in shafting and many other ways. By use of the point, hollow throughout and swivel joint combined, water can be delivered to any point without kink in the hose. For instance, on the pipe entering a window, water can be brought to bear directly under, above or sideways, or to any part of the room, as may be necessary. Between floors and in partitions it will be found to be of great advantage. It is made of brass, and all working parts move on ground joints. It isplaced between pipe and nozzle, and its capacity is the same as the straight pipe.”