QUICK AS A WINK.” COUPLING.
This coupling is rapidly coming to the front. Since its introduction in the fire service of the country several large cities have adopted it and it is predicted that in a very short time it may be universally used. A full illustrated page showing its merits and method of working is given in another place in this issue. It will well repay fire engineers to give this coupling their careful consideration. In these days of progressive fire fighting the department that is not equipped with the most modern tools will certainly show the greatest losses by fire. The “Quick as a Wink” is more than an experiment; it is a good appliance and right in the line of progress.
Adel, Ga., has had its business section burned. A new building was just being occupied by Shaw & Hewitt for general merchandise, and the goods (not yet insured) were being J.T. Black, Jr ‘ Duluth. Minn., America’s Youngest Fireman opened when a fire suddenly broke oat. The tiames spread rapidly each way among the adjoining trame buildings until all save one were burned. Nine stores, with residence accomodation, were burned, as was also the Masonic ball above Shaw & Hewitt’s. Loss very heavy; insurance light. There is fire protection in the place.