Manufacturers’ Announcements

Manufacturers’ Announcements

Care of Adhesive Tape

Most maintenance men are familiar with the use of paper masking tape in paint spraying operations, but others are using tape for sealing containers of chemicals after they have been opened; for application on axe handles or tools to obtain a better grip, for bundling pieces of equipment together, and for many other purposes.

Industrial Tape Corp., New Brunswick, N. J., offers these hints on how to care for tape.

Do not dump tape into a corner or onto a table so that rolls pile one upon the other haphazardly. This will deform the roll and possibly render it useless. Wherever possible, tape should be dispensed through a dispenser designed for pressure sensitive tapes. If this is not feasible, a small wooden rack should be used on which tape can be stored when not being used.

Tape should be at room temperature when it is used. If it has been stored in a cold room, it will be difficult to unwind, with the result that it may tear or break in use. Cold tape should be brought to room temperature or even warmed to about 100° F. before the operator attempts to use it. This is especially true of vinyl film tapes which lose some of their flexibility at low temperatures.

Hot and damp storage places should be avoided.

Every precaution should be taken to avoid contamination either from dirt or chemicals. Men should be instructed not to leave tape around on dirty tables, shelves or floors.

New Civil Defense Film

“Target, U.S.A.”, a dramatic guide for industry planning and preparation in the event of an atomic attack, has been completed and will begin immediate release by Cornell Films, the organization which sponsored the prize winning documentary on the same subject, “Pattern For Survival,” which was projected on a home and personal level.

The film runs 20 minutes and was written and directed by Herman Boxer, formerly of the M.G.M. It is in full color and was filmed on location with a cast of professional actors.

Hanson W. Baldwin, military analyst and editor of the New York Times, is featured as special writer and commentator. “Let me put it simply and plainly,” Mr. Baldwin warns the audience, “we can be attacked on our own home grounds. Modern air power makes us as vulnerable today as London was in World War II. We must be prepared for the same kind of fire bombs, block busters and buzz bombs that those cities got, plus what Hiroshima and Nagasaki got, the atomic bomb.

Based on studies make by the National Security Resources Board, with the assistance of the Department of Defense and the Research Institute of America, “Target, U.S.A.” is a graphic demonstration of industry and personnel in action prior to and under an atom bomb attack. The film utilizes live action, animation, charts, graphs and other LIollywood techniques to illustrate practical defense in terms of plants and personnel. With running commentary by Harry Marble, “Target, U.S.A.” answers such basic problems as how to protect people and property, how to build up effective plant-wide defense, how and where to build and allocate shelters, how to recruit a Defense Corps, how to set up first aid stations, how to safeguard important records, and what management and labor can do right now to set up protective measures against the possibility of an atomic attack.

Cornell Films will distribute “Target, U.S.A.” in both full color and black and white to industry, national, state and local Defense Corps units, schools, unions, business groups and associations, fraternal and patriotic associaitons.

Hospital Safety

A comprehensive discussion of safe practices in hospitals is featured in the special 44-page issue of the July “Surgical Equipment” (Form No. 2090). Copies are obtainable from the Ohio Chemical & Surgical Equipment Co., 1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.

Well illustrated, the publication includes details of safety in handling compressed medical gases; safety in the operating room; and safety in resuscitation, oxygen therapy, and sterilization.

The major items discussed include:

“Compressed Medical Gases”—Classification of gases; properties of gases; rules pertaining to medical gases; recommended sale practices for handling medical gases; medical gases equipment,

“Safety in the Operating Room”— Hazards present; elimination of staticproducing materials; humidity control; conductive rubber parts.

“Safety in Oxygen Therapy”—Cylinder storage and handling; equipment storage and maintenance; oxygen tents; oxygen therapy by catheter; mask oxygen therapy; medical gas systems and their installation.

“Safety in Sterilization”—Installation of sterilizers; vent lines; waste lines; various types of sterilizers; construction details; factors in sterilization.

New “Handie-Talkie” Set Introduced by Motorola

A new version of the Motorola “HANDIE-TALKIE” portable F.M. radiophone that incorporates an adjustable squelch is being introduced by Motorola.

The squelch reduces the annoyance of tube and circuit noises normally encountered in an F.M. receiver in the absence of a signal.

The squelch control, mounted on the power supply chassis, provides a normal operating range of no-squelch up to 25 to 50 db noise reduction.

Any possible audio distortion resulting from the portables being used in fringe areas is eliminated as a result of the addition of the adjustable squelch.

The “HANDIE-TALKIE” portables are available with either wet or dry cell power supplies for operation in either the 25-50 megacycle or the 152-174 megacycle bands.

New Brochure on Leece-Neville

A new, 24-page, well illustrated brochure on the company and its products has just been published by The LeeceNeville Co., Cleveland, Ohio, manufacturers of electrical equipment for diesel, gas and gasoline engines, including fire apparatus engines. The brochure outlines the part played by Leece-Neville as a pioneer in this field for over forty years. This is followed by pictorial sections on the company’s production, assembly, testing and engineering facilities.

The balance of the booklet shows typical equipment made by LeeceNeville for trucks, industrial engines, off-highway equipment, etc. Included are AC-DC Alternator Systems, generators, starting motors, hand and magnetic switches, and voltage regulators.

New Darley Catalog

W. S. Darley & Co., of 2810 Washington Boulevard, Chicago 12, Ill., has just announced publication of a new, complete catalog covering their entire line. This new catalog of fire equipment is the Company’s No. 146. It contains 108 pages, and lists 1,100 items; 750 illustrations are included in its pages. Copies are available to fire department officials, fire chiefs and firemen upon request.

The Marrero-Regusa Fire Company has recently been organized in Louisiana and is planning the purchase of a fire station and fire fighting equipment. Huey Este is Fire Chief and Anthony Ragusais President.

Manufacturers’ Announcements


Manufacturers’ Announcements

D. D. Cramer Head Aluminum Ladder Co.

D. D. Cramer has been elected president of the Aluminum Ladder Company, Worthington, Pa., manufacturers of aluminum fire ladders, industrial ladders, marine ladders, and gangways. Formerly vice president of the company, Mr. Cramer succeeds S. H. Carbis, founder and president of the company, who died in April of this year. He joined the company in 1940.

D. D. Cramer

H. J. Mudd, general manager of the company, has been elected vice president. He joined the company in 1940 as shop foreman.

Glocke FWD Service Manager

Charles Glocke, for the past six years FWD’s field service manager, has been named managey of the Company’s service division by Robert A. Olsen, general manager of the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company.

Charles Glocke

Mr. Glocke has been permanently employed by the company since 1934. During World War I, Mr. Glocke was a mechanic at the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company. He later became a field service man for the Nenominee TruckCompany, one time subsidiary of FWD. During the 1920’s he was service manager for the Chrysler Automobile Distributor in Chicago and for several years was service manager for the Chevrolet Distributorship there. He rejoined FWD in 1934 and went out on the road as a service man, coming back to the home office at the beginning of World War II as assistant service manager in charge of the preparation of service manuals and instruction films for the armed forces. He has been field service manager since 1945.

National Foam System Introduces “Aer-O-Foam ’99′”

Aer-O-Foam “99,” a new liquid type mechanical foam for use on fires involving polar solvents or petroleum products, was introduced to the fire service at a conference of National Foam Company sales agents on June 6, last.

According to Fisher L. Boyd, Company president, the new product has shown by actual fire fighting demonstrations to be easily generated in a mechanical system, flowing freely to provide a smothering, close-knit blanket of fire-killing foam. It is claimed the new liquid will not readily break down or disintegrate on fires involving polar solvents, including methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, alcohols, esters, ketones and ethers as well as petroleum products. Another important feature is a smothering blanket that removes chance of reignition. If broken, the foam mass quickly reseals. It also adheres to and insulates all types of surfaces.

Aer-O-Foam “99” is reportedly noncorrosive and free-flowing even at temperatures as low as 10 F. If frozen, it maintains effectiveness after being thawed out. It may be used with cxisting 6% mechanical foam-making proportioning devices.

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Los Angeles County gets six new International pumpers. Six new International Model B 305 pumpers recently were added to the Los Angeles Consolidated Fire District protection forces, and assigned to special assessment districts in the county. The units were required to pass road tests: 50 M.P.H. top speed; 10 miles over normal roads without overheating; 30 M.P.H. from standing start in 300 feet; ascend a 20% grade. Tests were performed with vehicles fully loaded, average weight being 26,540 lbs. Units are Hall-Scott powered; have 500 gal. water tank; 1,600 ft. of 2 1/2-in. hose; two 3/4-in. pressure hose reels; compartment for two-way radio; portable generator and other equipment.St. Paul Gets Ten New Mack Pumpers The fire fighting strength of the St. Paul, Minn., Fire Department has been enhanced by the addition of ten new 1,000 G.P.M. Mack type 95 model pumpers, to the satisfaction of Fire Chief William 11. Mattocks and city officials. The new units replace obsolete models ranging from 25 to 30 years old. Some of the new units are equipped with two-way radio. All have special booster tank reel and hose. Picture shows pumpers drafting at waterside at beginning of a test.

Photo Courtesy St. Paul Dispatch Pioneer Press

News of the Manufacturers

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Full details of the new product may be had by writing to National Foam Systems, Inc., West Chester. Pa.

Central Fire Truck Corporation Expands

Officials of the Central Fire Truck Corporation of St. Louis, Mo., announce that additional plant capacity of 11,000 square feet has been added to handle increased fire apparatus manufacturing.

They also announce that Mr. H. J. Rush has been appointed general sates manager, and Mr. Fred C. Spore has been made chief engineer in charge of production.

Mr. Rush has enjoyed a very successful career in the municipal field and Mr. Spore is an outstanding St. Louis industrial engineer.

Wardlaw with Eureka

Jonas S. Smith, Sales Manager, Eureka Fire Hose Div., U. S. Rubber Co., has announced the appointment of John F. Wardlaw, of Rivera, Cal., as distributor for the States of California, Arizona and Nevada.

Fyr-Fyter Appoints Goslin to Philadelphia

The Fyr-Fyter Company of Dayton, O., has appointed John T. Goslin of Devon, Penn., as sales representative in the Philadelphia area. His office is at 1121 Western Savings Fund Bldg., Philadelphia 7, Pa.

Leece-Neville Expansion Announced

Acquisition of additional manufacturing space for its expanding business has recently been announced by The LeeceNeville Co., makers of automotive electrical equipment in Cleveland, Ohio. Some 16,000 sq. ft. of new floor space will be devoted to light manufacturing divisions.

Currently some 60% of Leece-Neville business consists of D. O. rated orders, it is stated. In addition to this participation in the defense program, the company has had a substantial increase in its commercial business. Known especially for the L-N AC-DC alternator system, Leece-Neville also makes heavyduty generators, motors, regulators and switches. Its replacement heater motor also enjoys increasing popularity.

Included in the announcement was the acceptance by the board of directors of the resignation of S. F. Stewart as president. Direction of the business will continue under the same management as before, with emphasis on efficiency, it was stated.

Rockwood Has New Type Fog Head for Fixed Installations

The principles that have distinguished Rockwood portable waterfog appliances have been incorporated in a new type of fire extinguishment head, the Rockwood T-Head. The new product is engineered and designed for use in fixed piping systerns and can be used either a sealed or open head.

The new device has a directional wide angle, medium velocity discharge and is installed in a pendant position. It is recommended as well for open deluge use. The design of the T-head breaks up the water into a fog pattern to completely fill the area front the ceiling down to the floor and heavy enough to drive the particles down to any fire on the floor. It is reported particularly effective as a water curtain between sections of warehouses and industrial plants where there are high hazard areas.

The company has issued a new, colorful descriptive folder telling all about the new product.