Good Service of a Waterous Engine.
L. Lynch, engineer of the fire department of Casselton, N. D., writes as follows: “We had the Waterous engine out last month when it was below zero, and the engine house cold. She broke four lengths of new hose on account of ice jams at couplings. We had a big fire here last summer. We picked up and moved two blocks and had water at the nozzle in two minutes. About the first 15 minutes we pumped with three streams, and emptied two 600-barrel tanks in a short time. The engine worked 18 hours at the fire, and besides refilling tanks, she never missed a lick: in fact, she has always been on the job. We clean out and refill the boiler at our electric light plant every two weeks with the fire engine. I make it a point to sec that it is in running order once a week; a nice clear spark plug, good battery, good compression, a little gasoline and a pump that works free will do the business. We have run this engine quite a bit the past three years, and it has never failed to respond, nor has it cost us anything for repairs.”