Northern Fire Apparatus Company.

Northern Fire Apparatus Company.

The Northern Fire Apparatus Company, of Minneapolis, has moved into a new factory which was recently completed, and now have greatly increased facilities for manufacturing the celebrated line of “Northern” apparatus. The new location, which is 66 feet x 375 feet, is on the main thoroughfare, between Minneapolis and St. Paul. The building is factory construction, two stories and basement, with trackage and largeloading platform in rear. This company has had a wonderful grow th ; starting four years ago with the idea of manufacturing hand-drawn apparatus and extinguishers only, they have gradually added to their line, and now make everything from a one-gallon automobile extinguisher to a powerful motor-driven combination chemical hose wagon. Branch offices have been placed in New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Dallas.

Northern Fire Apparatus Company.

Northern Fire Apparatus Company.

The Northern Fire Apparatus Company, of Minneapolis, has entered the field of motor-driven combination chemical hose wagons with a piece of apparatus that, if equal to its claims, will enable a great many cities to install motor-driven combination wagons, as the price asked is within reach of even the smaller towns. The low price at which this new car is sold is made possible by the use of a medium powered engine and truckconstruction which enables the use of solid tires, eliminating a great deal of the expense of upkeep, The engine is of a well-known make, developing 30 horsepower under brake test. The car is geared in such a way that while it develops as high as 35 miles per hour on level roads, it can move the load on any possible grade. The cars so far delivered by the Northern company, in addition to being fully equipped in every particular, arc well finished and are a source of pride to the departments having them. In fact, the fire chiefs who have had an opportunity of seeing this car work speak very highly of the results it has given in actual service. The Northern company have for some years maintained a high standard in horseand hand-drawn apparatus, and it may be expected that it will make a success in its new department.