AN UP-TO-DATE COMBINATION CHEMICAL ENGINE
The accompanying illustration shows an up-to-date combination chemical engine and hose wagon, the latest style manufactured by A. F. & S. C. Stewart, of Rochester, N. Y. It embodies all the latest improvements, including the Grant roller axles, with steel hubs and a twenty-foot extension ladder carried on rubber-covered rollers over the body of the wagon. The body itself can carry 1,000 feet of cotton hose, and is, besides, fully equipped with all the tools requisite for a firstclass hose wagon. Its chemical outfit is a specialty of this piece of apparatus. It is equipped with double thirty-gallon heavy copper cylinders, and the construction is such that water can be played direct through the chemical hose from the hydrant without playing through the cylinders, also one cylinder can be refilled direct from the hydrant through special piping, while the other is being discharged, and so continued indefinitely. This is a patented feature and commends itself to any fireman. The firm builds the wagon with single thirty, thirty-five, forty, forty-five, and fifty-gallon cylinders, and also with double twenty-five, thirty, and thirty-five-gallon cylinders.
The A. F. & S. C. Stewart comnany is rapidly coming to tne front as a builder of such combination engines and hose wagons, as well as of the ordinary chemical engines. It is building two for the fire departments of Harrison and Malone, N. Y., and has recently shipped one to Oil City, Pa„ each of which, as are all turned out by the company, is built with the celebrated Stewart coach-front style body. It is also filling orders for ladders for the Rochester and other fire departments. The wagon here illustrated is on exhibition at the Stewart works and may be seen at any time during business hours; full information as to details, etc., will be sent, if so requested.
The same firm has just received a contract from the Good Will hose company, of Bristol, Pa., for a firstclass light hose wagon, of the Stewart latest pattern, highly finished, and equipped with roller-bearing axles; also a one and two-horse hose wagon for the Union fire company, of Lebanon, Pa. This wagon is also of the latest Stewart design, and has all the modern improvements.