Marlin Truck for York, Pa.
GENERAL NEWS ARTICLE
The accompanying illustrations show a front and a side view of a combination chemical and hose truck delivered to the Eagle Fire Co., No. 7, York, Pa., by the Martin Carriage Works of that city. The design of this type of apparatus embodies ideas advanced by both practical motor truck builders and fire chiefs, and the finish and equipment are of the highest quality. The motor is of four cylinder, four cycle, vertical type, water cooled, the cylinders being cast in pairs with valves of ample size for any speed up to 1,600 revolutions per minute. The bore is 4 3/4 inches, the stroke 51/2 inches, and the motor develops 50 horsepower, actual brake test at 1,300 revolutions per minute. Two separate and independent sets of ignition can be used at one and the same time, insuring a quick “get-away.” The lubrication is of the forced feed type, and the radiator of modern design with cushion suspension. Ar. extra large multiple disc clutch relieves the rear construction of any extraordinary sudden strain, while all parts of the steering gear are of extra size to insure perfect control under all conditions. Shafts and transmission gears are Chrome nickel steel specially heat treated; no small face gears, thus liability of stripping any gears is eliminated. Speeds consist of three forward and one reverse. The brake equipment includes the jack shaft service brakes and internal expanding hub brakes on rear hub drums for emergency purposes, and the frame work of the machine is of special high grade steel channels with hickory wood insert to absorb vibration and shock. The speed with solid tires is thirty miles per hour, but this can be increased by use of pneumatic tires. The hose body is built of seasoned lumber and reinforced where necessary; the bottom of 4-inch slats in removable sections, and the capacity is 1,000 feet of 2 1/2-inch double jacket fire hose. Both bottom and sides are fitted with friction rollers. Side steps are placed between front and rear wheels and the rear step is 17 inches wide; all steps being hound with a double nosing. The equipment of the machine includes two 35-gallon chemical tanks of hammered copper, with necessary gauge and hose connections; 200 feet of 3/4-inch chemical hose: one shut-off nozzle with additional tips; two acid receptacles of sheet lead and brass castings heavily tinned; two chemical hose spanners; a chemical hose basket; lanterns, an electric siren horn, one 20 foot extension ladder, one 12 foot roof ladder, two hand chemical fire extinguishers, axe. bar, rope, pike pole, door opener, two 10-inch electric searchlights and four smaller lamps, generator, starter, tire chains, and a complete kit of small tools.