Bisbee Engines Tested

Bisbee Engines Tested

The new La France motor engines were given a thorough tryout by F. E. Schutzbach, the factory representative, and the local firemen for the benefit of the city officials and fulfilled all qualifications. The first test was throwing a stream from a 500-foot line stretched from a hydrant in Tombsstone canyon to the top of the hill at the city reservoir. This was done with different nozzles and a satisfactory pressure was shown at the nozzle. Tests equally satisfactory were made down in the canyon and the pumps proved fully up to the specifications. Chief Norton expressed himself thoroughly satisfied that the pumps will throw a stream high enough to reach the highest point in the city where any fire may occur, and Mayor Erickson and the councilman present at the test concurred in this conclusion. Chief Nemeck and Captain Guy Stiles of the Douglas Fire Department and Alderman O. E. Jones of the Smelter City came up to witness the tests.— Bisbee, Ariz , Ore.

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