Blacon Fire Hose Washer
An automatic self-feeding fire hose washer has been announced by Blacon of Canada Ltd., 6911 Bloomfield Avenue, Montreal, Que. The unit is designed to thoroughly wash all types and sizes of hose up to and including 3 inches. It is claimed the hose washer is immediately ready for use on connection to a hydrant, pump or standpipe and operates efficiently under normal water pressure.
The hose is suspended by two conical water curtains and the action of the water causes the hose to slide through of its own accord. It is said this doublewashes the hose, removing grit and grime from the jacket. The unit weighs 18 pounds and is made of aluminum alloy. It is portable and can also be mounted for permanent installation.