LIVELY SALE OF FIRE APPARATUS.
The Combination Ladder Company of Providence and New York delivered last Saturday at Bayonne, N. J., one of the famous Seagrave selfraising aerial trucks. The test was one of the best and most successful ever witnessed, and the truck is winning high praise from all. The company is also building an eighty-five foot truck for New York city fire department, and has been awarded the contract at Greenburg, Pa., for a sixty-five-foot and is about to deliver one of eighty-five feet at Providence, R. I.— Tne great advantage and the much greater simplicity of hoist in the Seagrave aerial truck is attracting widespread and universal attention.— The city of Chicago, Ill., has just sent a duplicate order for three more eighty-five-foot aerials to the Columbus factory to be equipped with the automatic hoist.— East Providence, R. I., has awarded a contract to the Combination Ladder company for a Holloway type combination chemical engine and hose wagon.— Pawtucket, R. I., has also given a duplicate order to the company for one more of that type of combination wagon.— Meriden, Conn., placedan order with the Combination Ladder company for a Seagrave trussed truck, large city size, similar to the Providence model truck, so-called, which has been introduced into very many of the principal cities of New England during the past five years.—Mechanicsburg, Pa., has awarded the Combination Ladder company the contract for a straight Holloway type chemical engine.—West Grove, Pa., has likewise contracted with the company for a double tank chemical engine of the Holloway type.
Former Chief Barnum, of the Eureka volunteer fire department, has been presented with a gold watch by the members of the department.
A. C. Crommer has been elected captain of the Marble Hill fire department of Cockeysville, Ind.
The convention and celebration of the St. Johnsville, N. Y., Tri-County association of firemen will take place on July 3, 4. Chief H. C. lveller is chairman; C. W. Bauman is secretary.
The municipal gas plant at Bellefontaine, Ohio, blew up on the night of January 27. The whole city was shaken by the explosion, which was the result of the breaking of the water seal in the purifier. Fire followed the explosion.