New Process of Hose Manufacture
By a process termed the Hydroseal, the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, is making a wax and gum single jacket fire hose. Each cotton strand in the hose jacket is impregnated with the wax and gum mixture, and the mixture is prevented from reaching the rubber backing and tube of the hose. The manufacturer claims that the adhesion of the tube to the jacket is not affected. The preparation contains a fungicide chemical which it is said will combat mildew.