POUGHKEEPSIE’S NEW ENGINE
A test was made of Phoenix hose company’s new chemical engine at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., last week, which proved a success. A large pile of barrels and boxes was covered with oil and then set on fire. This caused a big blaze, and before the test was made the fire was allowed to gain a good headway. The engine was placed too feet away from the fire,and the stream was thrown through 250 feet of hose. When the engine started, the gauge registered 160 pounds pressure in four seconds. The big fire was extinguished in a very few minutes, and Chief Thomson said he was perfectly satisfied with the test. The engine was then put In commission. It is one of the combination and hose wagon pattern and was manufactered by C. T. Holloway, Baltimore.
Delair, N. J., where ninety-six acres of land near the river have been secured for $30,000 by the Camden city council, on which to locate the new artesian water plant, is deemed a more advantageous site than that first selected at Pavonia.