A NEW PATROL WAGON.
The Underwriter’s Fire Patrol, of San Francisco, has been provided with a new Wagon, of recent and novel design. The length of the body of the Wagon is 12 feet and 6 inches and its width 4 feet. The length of the axles is so gauged as to allow the wheels to run in the tracks used by the street cars. The hind one is a heavy crank axle, which admits a box for holding 10 covers, being placed around and under the floor of the bed. Under the centre of the bed is placed another box for carrying the utensils of the Patrolment. A ringbolt connects the forward axle to the reach, and is attached to the outside of the axle instead of through the centre. 1 here is an attachment which, if the ringbolt should break, would prevent the \ agon from becoming detached. The wheels are prevented from coming within an inch of the reach by an iron stop fixed to each end of the bound circle. This arrangement averts all cramping, and liability to capsize. A new kind of brakes are attached to the forward wheels. These brakes are arranged with an iron rod running under the pole and connecting with the pole chains, so that when the horses are suddenly reined in the brakes are applied by the pull on the chains. The usual foot-brake is attached to the hind wheels. A high seat is provided for the driver. Under this seat is a box large enough to hold 6 covers. Running from the driver’s seat to the rear end of the Wagon is a double row of seats, divided by a railing, so that the men sit back to back. The Wagon weighs about 2,000 pounds. It is highly finished in red and gold, with brass and nickel mountings. It carries 2 Babcock Extinguishers and 6 Lanterns. Captain Russell White, of the Patrol, is the inventor of the Wagon, which was constructed in the Patrol House under his supervision.