CHIEF T. P. PURCELL.
Chief T. P. Purcell., of Dublin, is a mechanical engineer by profession. He has constructed many important works, notably the water plant of Limerick, and his opinion on engineering subjects is now taken on all projects which are to be undertaken for his city. He has a very agreeable disposition, is an easy and always interesting talker, and is thoroughly posted on the general subjects that pertain to his profession. As a fireman he ranks as high as it is possible for any chief engineer in his particular position. He has practically revolutionised the Dublin department by adopting all modern appliances, including many American inventions, and lately he has ordered the Archibald roller-bearing wheels for his apparatus. The only thing Chief Purcell regrets is that he is delayed in installing an electric fire alarm system, owing to certain conditions which he hopes soon to overcome. Chief Purcell is always a welcome visitor to the American firemen’s conventions, and he is about as popular a member of the International Association of Fire Engineers as any of our native chiefs.