Nott Engines at San Diego.
E. A. Wilkinson, sales manager for the Nott Fire Engine Company, has just returned to the Minneapolis office, after spending five weeks in the cities on the Pacific Coast. While in California he made a delivering test of a second-size and a third-size Universal engine to the city of San Diego, Cal. The second-size engine delivered 825 gallons of water per minute, against 155 lbs. water presure, continuously for a half hour’s run. The third-size engine delivered 680 gallons of water per minute continuously for a half hour’s run. On a five minutes’ run the second-size engine delivered 855 gallons of water per minute, against 140 lbs. water pressure; the third-size engine delivered 760 gallons of water per minute, against 130 lbs. water pressure. Each of these engines was handled during the test by Chief Almgren. of the San Diego fire department. The engines were immediately accepted, placed in service and warrants drawn for payment in full. This, again, demonstrates the high efficiency of the Universal engine.
The Taylor (Tex.) fire department has received a combination chemical book and ladder and hose wagon. The wagon is of the same -tandard as adopted by the State Firemen’s Association. and the same as is in use in Galveston. San Antonio, Dallas and other Texas cities. Its weight, with all equipment and 1,000 feet of hose, is 4,275 pounds. It was built by the Amer iean-LaFrance Fire Engine Company, of Elmira.