Morse Nozzle Tested in Boston
A new type of water gun designed and built by Andrew J. Morse & Son, Boston, Mass., especially for installation on the new fire boat now under construction at Staten Island for the New York Fire Department, was demonstrated recently at the Northern Avenue Bridge in Boston.
The big monitor nozzle can deliver 10,000 gallons of water per minute at 300 pounds pressure over a horizontal distance of 600 feet and a vertical distance of 500 feet. At the test, the Boston fireboat “John P. Dowd” supplied the power.
The exhibition was witnessed by Fire Commissioner William Arthur Reilly, Chief Samuel J. Pope, Deputy Chief John J. Kenney, District Chief Charles J. Robertson, Captain John McDonough, Stephen J. O’Brien, of the Boston high pressure system, John D. Buckley, of the maintenance division and Lieutenant George C. Farr, New York Fire Department.