A New Milwaukee Steamer.
Milwaukee has just added a new steamer to her Fire Department, and, what is especially gratifying to citizens of that city, it is wholly of homo manufacture. It was made by Corbett & Co., of Milwaukee. Tho Sentinel gives the following account of its action when the public test was applied:
“On the first test, 500 feet of hose was called into service, and an 1 1/4 inch nozzle was adjusted. The wator thrown down the atreot, though badly shaken by a strong easterly wind, reached a distance of 180 feet under a steam pressure of 100 pounds. The perpendicular projection was also very satisfactory.
“The test, through two sections of hose, each of a length of 250 feet—inch nozzles—rosulted in a distance of fully 150 feet. If the wind had not frayed or broken the streams, fully ten feet would have been gained in distance on each test.
“ It was understood that suction from a hydrant, instead of the river,would have added very materially to the execution of the steamer. The steam pressure was at the extreme—about 100 pounds—while in ordinary service and under ordinary circumstances a prossure of but 70 pounds is brought to boar.
“ The tests wore highly satifactory to the authorities, and Assistant Marshal Petrie, of Chicago, complimented the builder on his success. The engine was at once accepted, hauled to tho house of steamer No. 7, and placed in service there.
“ Engineer Gabel can now point to a very creditable specimen of home m inufacture. The engine is very symmetrical and attractive, as well as substantial. The work, oven to the spinning of the ornamental donfe of the boiler, was executed by Corbett & Co., and the painting and striping was by James Hardaker under the direction of the builders.”