Cincinnati Buys New Pumper and Hose
The city of Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 4, awarded a contract for a 1,000-gal. Ahrens-Fox triple combination car. There were three bids submitted, of which the Ahrens-Fox was the highest—$13,650. However the purchasing committee of the city council decided that the car is better adapted to the needs of the Cincinnati fire department than any other. John P. Ahrens, vice-president of the AhrensFox Fire Engine Company, explained the advantages of the apparatus to the committee before it went into executive session.
The committee also awarded a contract for 7,000 feet of Keystone fire hose, through Mrs. Janies J. Rafter, southern manager of the Fabric Fire Hose Company.
New Water Works for Lapel, Ind.—Lapel, an Indiana town of about 1,500 population, has voted to install a new water works system.