LEAD-LINED IRON PIPE COMPANY.
In a recent issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING a description of this plant was given, on the occasion of a visit of the New England Waterworks association to the works. The company is the pioneer in the manufacture of tin and lead-lined iron pipe and fittings, having begun the manufacture of these special pipes about thirteen years ago at its present location at Wakefield, Mass. The annual output of the plant is almost 4,000,000 feet, and the company is at present furnishing over 200 water departments with all their service pipes. Some of the principal points in this pipe are that it can be cut and bent as easily as any iron pipe, and the lining being amalgamated to the iron pipe, makes it impossible for the water to get between the lead and that pipe. It will not eat out or rust. These pipes are made in two ways; one of which is that the lead or tin lining is expanded up and fastened to the iron pipe by hydraulic pressure, and the other, in which the tin or lead lining is fused out, or amalgamated to the iron, and catmot be separated from it, except by melting it off. All sizes of standard fittings, gate valves and stop-cocks are also lined with tin and lead.
The Keasbey & Mattison company will build a 50,000,000-gallon reservoir at Ambler, Pa.