Martin Apparatus At Asbury Park
The Martin Carriage Works, of York, Pa., has just delivered to Asbury, Park, N. J., one of their special Type “A” combination chemical and hose apparatus. This machine is of 80 horsepower, equipped with a 5 1/4 x 7-inch motor. The motor is fitted with Hele Shaw multiple disc clutch, running in oil. The ignition system consists of Bosch magneto and Atwater Kent battery system. These systems can be used independently or at the same time. Timken axles and bearings are used throughout. The transmission has three speeds forward and one reverse. All gears and shafts are of chrome nickel steel. The wheel base is 160 inches, with a tread of 60 inches front and 63 inches in the rear. The tires on front wheels are 36 x 5 inches and on rear, 40 x 4 inches, dual. The equipment is mounted on the Martin chassis specially constructed and built of special steel channels with hickory wood inserts. All hangers and fittings are made of crucible steel. The final drive consists of sprockets and chains to rear wheels. The brake equipment is designed for fire department service, a service brake 12-⅛ inches in diameter with 2}4-inch face, and emergency brake 18 inches in diameter with 3j4-inch face. All brakes are asbestos lined. The chemical engine equipment is as follows: Body for 1,000 feet of 2k$-inch rubber lined fire hose; basket containing 200 feet of ¾-inch chemical hose; one 50-gallon chemical tank; two heavy fire department lanterns; one 20foot rapid hoist rope extension ladder; one 12-foot roof ladder; two hand chemical fire extinguishers; one fire axe; steel bar; 10-foot pike pole; Detroit patent door opener and two soda canisters. The basket is mounted with a 12-inch alarm bell and operated from the driver’s seat. The lighting equipment consists of two 12-inch electric searchlights of twenty-four candlcpower each, mounted on chassis front. One 10-inch searchlight of forty candlepower is mounted on center of dash. Two combination oil and electric dash lights are also provided, also one combination oil and electric tail light. A large motor generator is used for starting the motor and furnishing current for the lights and is connected to a twenty-four volt, 60 amp.-hour storage battery. The apparatus is finished in red with striping and lettering in gold leaf. All trimmings are nickel plated.