FOLDING FIRE BUCKETS.
The Red Star folding fire bucket is one of the latest novelties introduced by S. F. Hayward & Co., of 20 Warren street, Manhattan, New York. It is expected by the manufacturers that this bucket, on account of its numerous advantages, will largely take the place of the rubber bucket now generally used on fire department apparatus. The Red Star folding bucket is made of canvas properly treated to make it watertight. It lias a skeleton frame of steel which makes it thoroughly stiff. With two movements, however, the bucket can be folded into a very small space. Rubber buckets have answered their purpose fairly well, but they are cumbersome and expensive, and necessarily do not last for as long a time as could be wished. The canvas used in the Red Star folding bucket is fully as durable as rubber, if not more so, and a great many more buckets of this type can be carried in the same space as is occupied by a rubber bucket. I wo great advantages are attached to this bucket namely, it is much cheaper than one of rubber, and takes up so little space that a number of them can easily be stored away in a toolbox or basket and carried in a piece of apparatus, which is a decided convenience for either vol tntecr or paid departments, especially where cbein cal engines are used. I be Red Star folding bucket is made in three sizes, and will le sold and shipped promptly at the following priceper dozen: Nine-quart, $12; twelve-quart, $15. fifteen-quart, $21 This bucket has already found favor with many departments to which it has bee 1 submitted for approval.