List of recent Patents especially reported for FIRE AND WATER.

Pump,—J. O’Neil, Taylorstown, Pa.—A pump tube, having o piston and working valve and a draft head connected by a rod with piston, a standing valve in position to be drawn out from said pump tube, springs, secured to said valve, and adapted to be compressed by said drafthead on its upward movement, so that the standing valve maybe withdrawn.

Fireman’s Ladder—D. Snell, Middloport, N. Y.— It eonists of two sections slidably connected to each other, one of said sections having notches formed thereon; a bellcrank lever fulerumed in u cavity in the remaining section; a spring plate arranged in the cavity and having a tendency toward the first section, the lever being ednnooted to the plate, and a cord connected to the lever by which it mav be operated.

Pipe Coupling—J. Anderson, Portland, Conn.—It composes a joint-piece having an annular-inclined bear ing face, and a bub projecting beyond the same and of smaller diameter; a packing ring applied to the said bub, and having its outer face Inclined to agree with the. inclination of the liearing face of the Joint-piece; a coupling member having the inner end of its longitunal bore flared, and a collar engaging with the said member for drawing pipe which it fits, upon and over the ring and inclined face of the joint-piece.

Mechanism for Operating Pumps—M. Leith. Covington, Va.—It onsistsof an iterating shaft, a plurality of eccentric movably mounted on the same; a plurality of oppo stitely-inclined wedges muted in slots in said eccentrics; means for moving said wedges through said eccentrics, whereby one eccentric is raised as another is lowered, or vice versa.

Water Motor.—C. L. Wilkins. Columbus, O. The device is adapted for throwing water and consists of a doubleheaded piston working in a cylinder with connected mechanism for discharging the wathr.

Self closing Faucet—H. S. Teel, Chicago, Ill. It eonfists of a easing having a plurality of valves, a discharge spout and returning spring for operating the valves.

Cellar Pipe for Fire Extinguishers—J. M. Baker, Providence, It. I. It consists of a hose connecting pipe ; a drop pipe leading to the cellar, a delivery nozzle in the drop pipe, and means for directing the nozzle.

Fire Escape—J. Anderson, Colen, Mich. It consists of a ladder composed of strips of flat flexible material connected by cross pieces of metal suitably covered to render them easy on the hands.

Hydraulic Motor—A. A. Wood, Atlanta, Ga. The device consists of a frame, a working beam mounted therein having a bucket at each end, a flume having a bucket at each end for discharging into a bucket of the beam, and valves for controlling the discharge.

Fire Hydrant—W. W. Corey, St. Louis, Mo. It consists of hydrant having a discharge opening, a main valve, and mechanism for operating the valve.

Water Maters—J. Thomson, Brooklyn, N. Y. The devices are what are specially known as disk and proportional meters and embody hovel features in the arrangement of the valve.

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