Grip Chains for Motor Fire Apparatus
A feature of a new type of grip chains for motor fire apparatus which has recently been placed on the market is that the chains are attached to the wheel by a permanent retaining ring. As will be seen by the illustration, the grip chains creep along the ring to which they are attached, and as the latter has sufficient space to fasten as many cross chains as road conditions warrant, when a bad stretch of road is encountered, these chains may be criss-crossed, thus obtaining the double leverage necessary to keep the apparatus in motion. This creeping of the chains will be recognized as a great advantage as it avoids the eating into the tire, which would be the case if the chains remained in one position. The retaining ring can be quickly and easily attached to the wheel and can remain there permanently, strengthening the wheel and being ready at all times to quickly receive the attachment of the chains when necessary. The chains and ring are made by the Woodhouse Manufacturing Company of New York City.