MARQUETTE’S “CHAMPION” CHEMICAL ENGINE.
Marquette, Mich., has just been supplied with a “Champion” chemical engine by The Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing company, of Chicago. This piece of apparatus (an illustration of which accompanies this article) was contracted for by Mr. E. B. Palmer, president of Marquette’s board of council. It is a double, fifty-gallon cylinder, all steel and metal, combination chemical engine and hose wagon, with hook and ladder attachment, and is mounted on Archibald wheels, with roller-bearings. It is also provided with snow-runners—the snow being on the ground in that district from three to five feet deep for six months in the year.
In addition to the above, The Fire Extinguishing Manufacturing company has also recently made the following sales, among others:
Paris. Kentucky, through Hon. Benj. Perry contracted with the company for one all-steel and metal, fifty-gallon cylinder, combination, chemical engine and hose wagon, with hook and ladder attachment, which has been delivered.—Clarksdale, Mississippi has just had delivered to it two chemical engines and hook and ladder truck, built by the same firm.—Owensville, Indiana is this week in receipt of a chemical engine and other apparatus built by the same manufacturers. Jacksonville, Florida has likewise been advised of the shipment, of two combination single, fifty-gallon cylinder, chemical engine and hose wagons built by the same parties. Waterloo. Iowa, received last week its new sixty five-foot Babcock aerial hood and ladder truck built for it by The Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing company. The necessity for such a piece of apparatus was developed at the city’s last big fire some three mouths since. Waterloo is now well supplied, so far as ladders are concerned, to fight fire.