Judge Nozzle Test.
Most people interested in fire protection are familiar with the Judge automatic distributing nozzle, which has been exhibited and tested at many conventions of the International Association of Fire Engineers. The interest in this appliance has been transferred to the John Simmons company, of New York, and its sale is in the hands of T. V. Foester, manager of the fire equipment department of that concern. Last week a very interesting exhibition of the nozzle was given at pier 7 of the D., L. & W. railway, in Hoboken, N. J., where the Judge nozzles are installed. The pier is 700 ft. long by 60 ft. wide and is divided in the centre—making two sections 350 ft .each in length. The nozzles were installed in the rear section and are set up on a vertical standpipe about 8 ft. in height. The tests were conducted by Fire Chief William McGrath, of the railway company, who for twentyone years was connected with the Hoboken fire department. As might be expected, they were satisfactorv in very respect. Operating from a pressure of about 75 ft., the nozzles discharged water from eight openings of ⅝-in. diameter and covered the whole 700 ft. occupied by the pier. The nozzle is constructed of bronze metal and works automatically as long as sufficient water pressure is maintained. A large number of representatives of other railways were present and were fully imprssed with the effective work done the nozzle.