Buick Car for Janesville.
Janesville, Wis., has recently added a four-cylinder, 40-horsepower, Model 16 Buick car to its fire department. The machine weighs approximately 3,000 pounds and looks strong enough to stand the racket. At present the motor car is geared to 65 miles an hour, but this will be reduced to 30 miles in order to insure plenty of power to combat with snow and mud and steep inclines. All four wheels will carry mud-chains when the going is heavy. The common council will order a special chemical tank to be placed on the rear platform. One with a capacity of 25 gallons will probably be secured. Incandescent electric lamps will be substituted and some special horn or gong will be devised by Chief Klein. The car is of the same type but larger than the one used by the Rockford fire chief. The Madison common council, it is said, will put a similar car in commission for its fire department. Chief Klein denies that he has ever agitated dispensing with the fire patrol. If one chemical apparatus is good, two will be all the more efficient.