H. R. Worthington.
Perhaps the largest exhibitor of pumps and pumping engines was H. R. Worthington of New York, who occupied a special building on the grounds. All over the exhibition were to be seen Worthington pumps in Machinery Hall, alone there being seven. At their station were the enormous pumps, four in number, that daily furnished all the water required in the fountains, fire service and general use. They have a capacity of 40,000,000 gallons, and were greatly admired by scientific and professional men. An interesting feature of the exhibit of this great house was a small pump in operation loaned for the occasion, that has been in operation nearly fifty years, and which in that time has cost fS.40 for repairs. This pump looks a trifle old-fashioned, compared with present practice, but it shows that the late Henry R. Worthington made a pietty good steam pump nearly a half century ago. ‘1 his pump will go back to its regular service at the close of the fair ; it looks as if it could do another forty-four years.