BIDS WANTED

BIDS WANTED

FIRE PROPOSALS

Brainerd, Crow Wing Co. Minn.— Bids will be received until January 4 by the council for a motor pumper equipped with a 500-gallon rotary pump, a double chemical tank with two chemical tanks of not less than 40 gallon capacity, standard ladder equipment and small equipment such as axes. E. T. Fleener, city clerk.

Huntington, Cabell Co. W. Va.— Bids will be received until January 4th by H. H. Fielder, city clerk for 750-gallon triple combination pumper with 40gallon chemical tank; peerless hone clump, cooper hose Jacket. 2 smoke masks, lanterns, straps, etc.; 750-gallon combination pumping engine and hone wagon with 1,400 feet of hose and complete apparatus; combination service ladder truck complete; delivery f.o.b. Huntington.

WATEK PROPOSALS

Lake City, Columbia Co., Fla.— Bids will be received until January 4 by J. B. Hobbs, city manager for one motor-driven well pump with a capacity of 1,000 to 1,200 gallons per minute, 3-phase, 60 cycle, 220 volts; pump to be installed ready for service.

Nashville, Tenn.—Bids will be received until January 6 by the board of public works for construction of reinforced concrete reservoir, furnishing and laying 11,000 ft. of 30-inch cast iron pipe, 16,000 ft. of 16-inch and 8,000 ft. of 12-inch pipe; 2,000,000 gal. centrifugal pumps, ft 500-h.p. water tube boilers and etc. J. N. Chester Engineers. Union Bank Bldg., Pittsburgh. Pa.

Toronto, Ont.—Bids will be received until January 12 by Thomas Foster, Mayor, for 30iuch cast iron pipes and specials. Specifications may be obtained from Department of Works, Room 12, city hall.

Yorkville, Jefferson Co., Ohio.— Bids will be received until January 12 for 100,000 gallon standpipe and 20,000 ft. 412-inch mains. S. Diescher & Sons, engineers. Farmers Bank Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Auburn, Cayuga Co., N. Y.— Bids will be received until January 16 by John Jaeckel, city manager, for either a seven or five m.g.d. centrifugal pump direct connected to a slip ring, variable speed motor, one 175-h.p. gasoline engine for use with pumps previously mentioned.

Warsaw, Hancock Co., I11.— Bids will be received until January 26 by the city clerk for water works improvements including 250 g.p.m. rapid sand filtration plant, with pumps and motors, cast iron mains, 100,000-gallon tank on tower. E. Flad & Co., engineers, 1312 Chemical Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.

New Market, Shenandoah Co., Va.—Bids will be received until February for construction of water works system; American Industries Engineering Co., 90 West St., New York, N. Y., engineers.

Puyallup, Pierce Co. Wash.— Bids will be accepted until February 2 by Robert Donald, city clerk for 900 ft. of 14-inch Class B pipe or standard De Levaud pipe of equal class; 2,904 ft. of 8-in. pipe Class B; 3.204 ft. of 6-inch Class B, 1.500 ft. of 4 inch Class B f.o.b. Puyallup. Alternate bids will be accepted on De Levaud pipe of equal class.

CAST IRON PIPE MARKET

Chicago, December 22.—There is little activity in the market ami the price of $42. base Birmingham or $50.20 delivered, appears to be prevalent. Bids for 4,500 tons of 36-inch Class C pipe are invited by Detroit, Mich, and Dearborn, Mich., will take bids this week on 3000 tons of 6, 8. 10 and 16-in. Class B pipe, and Downer’s Grove, I11., will receive tenders on 1,600 tons of 6, 8, 10 and 12-in., Class B. We quote per net ton. f.o.b. Chicago, as follows: Water pipe, 4-in., $54.20; 6-in. and over, $50.20; Class A and gas pipe, $4 extra.

Birmingham. December 22.— The shipment of pipe will not lie materially affected by the holidays and the year 1926 holds forth promise of great activity. Winter buying of pipe is up to all expectations and producers will go into the Spring with large tonnages to fill.

Boston, December 22.—The award by Hartford. Conn., has not as yet been made and New Haven, Conn., is reported to have awarded 800 tons of 6-inch to 16-inch pipe to R. D. Wood & Co. Prices quoted on domestic pipe follow: 4-inch., $60.10 a ton. delivered common Boston freight rate points; 6-inch, to 16in., $56.1_____; 20-in. and larger, $55.10. The usual extra of $5 a ton is asked on Class A and gas pipe.

New York, December 22.— There is a sharp declination in the demand for waterpipe. In water pipe, the 1,000 tons for Providence, R. I., on which a German maker was low bidder, is stated to have been placed with the United States Cast Iron Pipe Foundry Co. Makers of soil pipe are fairly well sold for the first two mouths of the first quarter. but there is some willingness on the part of sellers to prote t buyers against price reductions and concessions from the present, quoted discounts have not entirely disappeared. We quote pressure pipe per net ton, f.o.b. New York, in carload lots, as follows: 6-in. and larger, $50.60 to $52.60; 4-in. and 5-in., $55.00 and $57.60 ; 3-in., $65.60 to $67.60, with $5 additional for Class A and gas pipe. Discounts both of Northern and of Southern makers of soil pipe, f.o.b. Now York, are as follows; 6-in., 42 1/2 to 43 1/4 per cent off list; heavy, 52 1/2 to 53 1/4 per cent off list.

BIDS WANTED

BIDS WANTED

FIRE PROPOSALS

Brainerd, Crow Wing Co., Minn. —Bids will be received until January 4 by the city council for the purchase of a triple combination car with fire hose.

WATER PROPOSALS

Lake City, Columbia Co., Fla.— Bids will be received until January 4 by J B. Hobbs, city manager for one motor-driven well pump with a capacity of 1,000 to 1,200 gallons per minute, 3-phase, 60 cycle, 220 volts; pump to be installed ready for service.

Nashville, Tenn.—Bids will be received until January 6 by the board of public works for construction of reinforced concrete reservoir, furnishing and laying 11,000 ft. of 36-inch cast iron pipe. 16,000 ft. of 16-inch and 8,000 ft. of 12-inch pipe; 2,000,000 gal. centrifugal pumps, 3 500-h.p. water tube boilers and etc. J. N. Chester Engineers, Union Bank Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Toronto, Ont.—Bids will be received until January 12 by Thomas Foster, Mayor, for 30-inch cast iron pipes and specials. .Specifications may be obtained from Department of Works, Hoorn 12, city hall.

Yorkville, Jefferson Co., Ohio.— Bids will be received until January 12 for 100,000 gallon standpipe and 20,000 ft. 4 12-inch mains. S. Diescher & Sons, engineers. Farmers Bank Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Kinston, Lenoir Co., N. Car.— Bids will be received until January 15 by W. A. Mitchell, Mayor, for water works improvements consisting of drilling one or two wells equipped with vertical pump and motor to supply not less than 500-gal. water per minute.

Auburn, Cayuga Co., N. Y.— Bids will be received until January 16 by John Jaeckel, city manager, for either a seven or five m.g.d. centrifugal pump direct connected to a slip ring, variable speed motor, one 175-h.p. gasoline engine for use with pumps previously mentioned.

Warsaw, Haneock Co., Ill.— Bids will be received until January 26 by the city clerk for water works improvements including 250 g.p.m. rapid sand filtration plant, with pumps and motors, cast iron mains, 100,000-gallon tank on tower. E. Flad & Co., engineers, 1312 Chemical Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.

New Market, Shenandoah Co., Va.—will be received until February for construction of water works system; American Industries Engineering Co., 90 West St., New York, N. Y., engineers.

CAST IRON PIPE MARKET

Chicago, December 15.—Not until after January 1 is there any hope of new business coming up; present lettings excluding the Detroit award which was divided between European and American foundries, is at present small. An inquiry by Bloomington. Ind., for 450 tons has been postponed. It is noteworthy that of the recent 17,000 tons of pipe awarded by Detroit. De La_____aud centrifugal pipe, 6 and 8-in., equivalent to 9000 tons of sand cast, was placed with the United States Cast Iron Pipe & Foundry Co. B. Nicoil & Co., representing the Pont-A-Mousson works took 4000 tons of 6-in. and 2000 tons of 12-in. and the Lynchburg Foundry Co. took 2000 tons of 12-in. We quote per net ton, f. o. b. Chicago, as follows: Water pipe, 4-in., $54.20: 6 in. and over $50.20; Class A and gas pipe, $4 extra.

Boston, December 15.—Prices on pipe continue to be steady with a large number of private lettings. New Haven, Conn., has not officially awarded the contract for 800 tons of 6 to 16inch pipe although it is understood that a domestic maker submitted the low bid. The Warren Foundry & Pipe Co., received an award from Attleboro, Mass., for about 100 tons of 6-inch pipe. Private lettings continue in good volume and prices on pipe are very steady. Municipalities are still feeling out the market for early spring requirements. All of the utility companies not already covered for spring, appear to have come into the market at once Probably 30,000 tons of gas pipe are pending. Prices quoted on domestic pipe follows: 4-in.. $60.10 per ton, delivered, common Boston freight rate points; 6-in. to 16-in., $56.10; 20-in. and larger, $55.10. The usual differential of $5 a ton is asked on gas pipe.

Birmingham, December 15.— Pipe is being shipped as fast as it is produced and business is reported good in the Southwest where due to climate, pipe can be laid the year round. Early spring business promises to come up to expectations and preparations are being made to expand output accordingly.

New York, December 15.—William H. Muller & Co., New York, quoted low bid for the second bids of 1,000 tons of 6 to 16-inch pipe for Providence, R. I. This firm represents the Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks. We quote pressure pipe per net ton, f. o. b. New York, in carload lots, as follows: 6-in. and larger, $50.60 to $52.60; 4-in. and 5-in., $55.60 and $57.60; 3-in., $65.60 to $67.60. with 55 additional for Class A and gas pipe. Discounts both of Northern and of Southern makers of soil pipe, f. o. b. New York, are as follows: 6-in., 42 1/2 to 43 1/4 per cent off list: heavy, 52 1/2 to 53 1/4 per cent off list.

San Francisco, December 15.— San Diego rejected bids a week ago on 20_____ tons of 30-inch Class B and has purchased the pipe from the United States Cast Iron Pipe & Foundry Co., in the open market. Los Angeles has bought 956 tons under specification 782A and 812 tons of 6-in. Class B from the United States Cast Iron Pipe & Foundry Co. and 144 tons of Classes B and C from the American Cast Iron Pipe Co.