AN EFFECTIVE WATER PIPE.
The accompanying illustration shows the Hart ladder water pipe in operation at a recent fire in Paterson, N. J. This appliance is very easily operated, and, as will be seen, it can throw a large stream of water from a ladder to any height desired, as the ladder is extended. Chief Stagg, who witnessed the work of the pipe, refers to it in a letter received by the inventor as follows:
HEADQUARTERS FIRE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE
PATERSON, N. J., December 2, 1903. MR. M. H. HART, New York City.
DEAR SIR:—By mail to-day you will receive a photograph of a fire, taken by one of our local papers, in a three and one-half story iron and brick silk mill.
The ladder nozzle was placed on Seagrave truck with 1 3/4-inch nozzle in use. The water was furnished from one side of a first size Metropolitan engine and a second-size Silsby. Average water pressure for each engine 140 lbs. The first-size engine was working another line on wall ladder into building The Metropolitan had 350 feet and the Silsby 500 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose siamesed into 50 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose to ladder nozzles.
The stream was used to great advantage and was working over the tops of many live wires in front of building. Yours truly,
Chief Fire Dept.