American-La France Test at Greenville, Ohio
On January 30 the American-La France Fire Engine Company delivered to the city of Greenville, Ohio, one of its type 12, six-cylinder, triple combination pumping engines. The illustration shows this engine pumping through two 100-ft lines siamesed with 1 1/2-inch nozzle. As will also be seen, water was thrown over the Court House, which is 164 feet high, and the water went at least twelve feet above this, making a total of 170 feet. That the city officials were more than pleased with the demonstration of the engine is shown by the following letter:
Department of Public Safety, Greenville, Ohio, February 6, 1914. At a demonstration which was made January 30th, 1914, by the American-La France Company with their type 12 automobile triple combination, they threw water at least 12 feet above the steeple of the Court House at Greenville. Ohio, steeple heing 104 feet high, reaching a height of 176 feet. E. E. Calderwood. Mayor, W. D. Rush, Director, James E. Bayer, Chief Fire Dept.