DOING GOOD WORK AFTER TWENTY TWO YEARS.
Water-flow fire alarms have long since been voted obsolete. At least one, however, after nearly twenty-two years’ service, is still doing business at the same old stand—and doing it well, as was shown when an alarm from one recently came in over the wires of an automatic alarm system in Boston. The fire was on the second floor to the H. & G. W. Lord company’s premises, and broke out in a pile of twine and cordage. It operated a sprinkler, causing the water flow and an alarm at the central station. This style of alarm was the first device of its kind to he installed in a Boston risk the date of installation being about January I. 1884. During all these years it has with unerring accuracy registered the water-flow in the su. …Aier system, and has undoubtedly prevented a number of serious fires. The device has been inspected by many Boston insurance men since the fire, and considerable surprise has been expressed that this type of signal, which is practically obsolete today, should have proved of such remarkable efficiency.