FRENCH CAST IRON PIPE ENTERS AMERICAN MARKET
Bids for Pasadena Contract Lower Than Those of American Manufacturers—Promise of Delivery Also Ahead of Other Bidders—Contract Awarded
FRENCH cast iron pipe has entered the American market. A contract was awarded early in December to the Pacific Pipe Supply Company by the city of Pasadena for its water works, according to information furnished by S. B. Morris, superintendent and chief engineer of the water department. This contract was based upon the company’s bid offering cast iron pipe in four meter lengths as manufactured by the Pont-aMotisson Iron Works in France. The city of Paris specification is for pipe in four meter lengths and 100 millimeters in diameter corresponding to the fourinch American water works pipe. In the several sizes purchased, the interior diameters and weights are as follows:
The pipe is of slightly greater thickness than the class 150 De Lavaud centrifugal pipe which has been used by the city of Pasadena. The accompanying table gives the list of bids for this contract and also the delivery dates of the bidders. It will be noted that the delivery of the French pipe is earlier than that specified by other cast iron pipe manufacturers.