AN AMOSKEAG ENGINE FOR ELYRIA.
A local paper of Elyria, Ohio, gives an account of the tests of an Amoskeag engine recently delivered to that city. It says: “In the presence of several visiting firemen, the new fire engine was given a thorough trial by Chief Bates and his men, and the tests resulted satisfactorily in all respects. They were made, not to see what the engine will do under the most favorable conditions, but to ascertain its capacity for allround fire work. The first trial was made using 300 ft. of hose, and a horizontal stream was thrown from Murbach corner to the Topliff hotel. The vertical streams reached to more than twice the height of the business blocks. The following figures give the detailed results of the first day’s test:
Engine set at draught, with a lift of 4 ft.
Two lines 300 ft. each of 2. hose, 2. nozzles; steam pressure average, 106 lbs.; water pressure, 172 lbs.; distance, 162 ft.
Same as above. Two 2%-n. nozzles; steam pressure, 104 lbs.; water pressure, 172 lbs.; distance, 175 ft.
Two lines 250 ft. each, siamesed into 50 ft., 2}4-in. hose; 1⅞-⅛. nozzle; steam pressure, 119 lbs.; water pressure. 215 lbs.; distance, 185 ft.
Same as above. One i-J^-in. nozzle; steam pressure, 119 lbs.; water pressure, 200 lbs.; distance. 190 ft.
Same as above. One i-v6-in. nozzle: steam. 117 lbs.; water, 197 lbs., distance, 190 ft.
The visiting and local firemen present were unanimous in stating that the work of the engine was most satisfactory in all respects.