New Fire Extinguisher Test.
The St. Louis. Mo., Globe of recent date says: “The testing of a newly patented fire extinguisher interested several officials of the St. Louis fire department and heads of bureaus and companies recently at engine house No. 2000 Washington avenue, where E. M. Davidson, representing the manufacturer, gave a demonstration of the efficacy of the extinguisher. Among those present were: C. L. Swingley, chief of the St. Louis fire department: James T. O’Donnell, chief of the Underwriters’ Salvage Corps. H. C. Henley. Charles D. Eaton and Charles Morrell of the Fire Prevention Bureau; Horace T. Manlove and Anson Murnhy. inspectors for Markham & Co.: Wiliam W. Thompson of the Bell Telephone Conipanv: A. M Finley, vice president of the WatersTierce Oil Company, and L. M. Mettler Several fires, started from different combustibles. were readily extinguished successfully. The material used is a liquid which vaporizes and forms a heavy gas. which, it is claimed, is not damaging, and the fumes of which can be inhaled without bad results,”