Martin Apparatus at Princeton

Martin Apparatus at Princeton

The Martin Carriage Works, of York, Pa., delivered in July to Chemical Company No. 1, Princeton, N. J., a type “B” twin tank chemical engine fitted with 55-gallon Holloway tanks of the soda and acid type, with reel to carry 250 feet of 1-inch 4-ply chemical hose; eccentric type nozzle, fitted with ⅜-inch and ⅝-inch tips. The apparatus is illustrated on this page. The equipment consists of one 20-foot rapid rope hoist extension ladder, two 3-gallon hand fire extinguishers, four extra chemical charges, two Dietz fireman’s lanterns, two fireman’s axes, one crowbar. The apparatus has a wheelbase of 128 inches and is propelled by a 46-horsepower Wisconsin motor with two independent sets of ignition. The ignition equipment consists of Bosch high tension magneto and _ Atwater-Kent battery system. Transmission is of the selective type, three speeds forward and one reverse; all gears and shafts of Chrome nickel steel, mounted on Timken bearings. The axles are of Timken manufacture, and wheels are mounted on Timken bearings.

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