NEW TRADE PUBLICATIONS*
A catalogue of “Michigan” water pipe, 9×6 inches, printed in black with heavy double cover in brown board, embossed, has been issued by the Michigan Pipe Company, Bay City, Michigan. The book contains 88 pages well printed on coated paper, profusely illustrated and containing descriptions of various grades of Michigan combination steel and wood water pipe. The book contains a history of wood pipe, specifications for Michiganmade pine stave pipe,“seventeen reasons why you should use Michigan combination steel and wood water pipe”; description of installation of Michigan pipe; a full list of fittings, castings, etc. and several tables of miscellaneous information which will be of use to users of water pipe. The book, as a whole, is a very useful addition to a water department’s library. There have been received besides this several small publications issued by this company, including folders, pamphlets, etc., setting forth the advantages of Michigan combination steel and wood water pipe.
The American Wood Pipe Conmany, Tacoma, Wash., has issued a catalogue, 10j£x8J4 page size, printed in red and black in loose leaf form, perforated and bound in heavy brown paper cover, the sheets being fastened with fasteners so that they can be added to from time to time. The catalogue gives a complete description of wood pipe with many halftone illustrations and describes the various grades of pipe handled by the company including tables, capacities, dimensions with price lists and other important information. The company also carries a stock of gate valves, cast iron fittings, hydrants and other water works accessories which are illustrated in the catalogue.
* Copies of the above publications may be had from the manufacturers on request When writing, please MENTION’FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING.
Two catalogues, one devoted to Kingsford Split Shell Pumps, Number 21, and the other to Kingsford High Efficiency Double Flow Pumps, Type “N,” Number 16, have been put out by the Kingsford Foundry and Machine Works, Oswego, N. Y. The two books are printed in black and gold on coated paper, 9×6 inches, with heavy paper covers. Number 21 describes and illustrates in detail the Split Shell Pumps which, it is claimed, occupy less space for installation and maintenance and contains facilities of examination in case of repairs. The details of construction of these pumps are gone into very thoroughly in this book and they are well illustrated throughout. The book also contains some useful data on hydraulics, etc. Catalogue Number 16, that devoted to High Efficiency Double Flow Pumps, describes this type of installation showing the various parts with characteristic curves showing the performance and other information of interest to buyers. There are diagrams giving relative positions of suction and discharge openings of right and left hand pumps, and data required for estimates.