In the accompanying cut is shown the substantial stand-pipe erected last year for Brockton, Mass. It is sixty-two feet in diameter and is fifty-nine feet high. Its capacity is 1,342,000 gallons. It is made of shed steel and has a tensile strength of 60,000 pounds to the square inch. All the vertical seams or laps are double riveted. The foundation was furnished by the city, the contractor furnishing and doing work on the standpipe proper. The structure is solid and compact, and makes a striking appearance. A winding flight of iron stairs, thirty inches wide, encircles the pipe. These stairs are securely attached to the stand-pipe and amply strong to sustain three times any weight or load which may ever be placed upon them. They are. furnished with -a substantial railing thirty inches above the treads, supported by an iron baluster attached to every second tread or step.
The inside is painted with two coats best asphaltum paint ; the outside with two coats red lead and linseed oil.