LIVELY SALE OF FIRE APPARATUS.

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.

LIVELY SALE OF FIRE APPARATUS.

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LIVELY SALE OF FIRE APPARATUS.

The Combination Ladder company of Providence, R. I., has sold to Green wich, Conn., a La France steam fire engine of the latest improved type, and Warren, R.I, has contracted with the same company for a fine wagon of the Gleason & Bailey make, to be delivered within ninety days. The same firm has delivered to Providence, R. I., two more of its special design of fire chiefs’ buggies, which it is placing upon the market. The popularity achieved by this style of buggy during the past eight months in Apparent by the large number of orders received, and future sales are expected to,increase as the merits of the buggy become better known. The buckboard feature of its mounting and hangingup has proved to be a vauabie idea, while the steadiness of its riding and the safety offered make it much more desirable than any of the old patterns. During the past week the Combination Ladder company has delivered to Westerly, R. I., two Gleason & Bailey two-horse hose wagons, fully equipped with all the regular tools, fire muzzles, roller-bearing axles, etc., making in every respect most desirable wagons for the department.—The same company has delivered to Lynn. Mass., a large Seagrave trussed truck complete, with trussed ladder equipment. It is one of the largest trussed trucks yet placed in New England,and carries a large line of extension and wail trussed ladders. It is a strong indorsement of the value of the trussed ladders, coming, as it does, from Lynn after five years’ use of the Seagrave trussed ladders upon a trussed truck previous to that time.