ISAAC B. MARKEY.
Isaac B. Markey, secretary of the Eureka Fire Hose company, has been in the fire hose business for thirty-three years, twenty-two years of which he has served with the Eureka Fire Hose company. Mr. Markey was an unexpected visitorr at the office of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING on Tuesday last, and during a brief interview with him a few facts were obtained in connection with his career amongst fire engineers which is certainly very interesting. Mr. Ma_____key is known to all the principal fire engineers throughout the country, with whom he has been doing business, and he has probably made more friends it. the fire service than any other man engaged in his special line. He is as healthful and youthful to day as he was twenty-five years ago, and his memory on all important events in connection with the fire departments is not only interesting, but very entertaining. He attended the first convention of the National Association of Fire Engineers in 1873 in Baltimore and every one of the vearh meetings since, except that at the Chattanooga convention, which was held two years ago. Mr. Markey‘s popularity is shown by the fact that he has sold more hose in the large departments of the country than can possibly be claimed by any other agent engaged in the business lie has been acquainted with the chiefs of the New York fire department from 18(15 down to the present time. Elijah Kingsland, first chief of the paid tire department in 1865, Joseph E. Perley. Eli Rates. Oscar Shay. Hugh Renner. Pitreoy and Edward F. Croker. may he classed amongst his friends All of these, except Chief Kingsland. are still alive. Some time later a reminiscent sketch of the interesting events which passed under the notice of Mr. Markey during his career with the fire chiefs of the countrv will IKprinted in this journal, which cannot fail to prove interesting to its readers.