NOZZLE TEST AT MALDEN.
The Eastman nozzles were recently tested at Malden, Mass., the object being to find the best work that could be accomplished from a single hydrant in case of a large fire from four to six-inch street mains, with low gravity pressure of fifty pounds at the hydrant, and to see what possible improvement could be made in the stream with the Eastman new nozzle system over the best regulation pipe and Siamese in the fire department. A broken spray was thrown 120 feet by two sections of hose connected to both outlets of the hydrant into the two-way Siamese with the best one and oue-eighth-inch nozzle. The same sections were then connected into the Eastman two-way Siamese or “ Deluge ” set, with its three-inch sections of Deluge hose patent reducer, and “Perfection” holder. The result was solid streams of one and three-eighth-inch, one and one-half, one and five-eighth, and one and three-quarter-inch, reaching 150 feet. The same outfits were then connected with a hydrant over a six-inch main, with ninety-five pounds pressure, and solid streams of one and oue-half-inch, one and five-eighths, one and threequarters, and two-inch were thrown 204 feet against a strong cross-wind—over 1,100 gallons a minute.