RELIABLE HARNESS FOR FIRE HORSES.
In reaching fires when every second counts and every second Saved may be the means of averting loss of life and immense loss of property, whatever aids the firemen in reaching the scene of action must be looked upon as a positive benefit to the community. Among such aids it is of obligation that the harness of the horses should be of the most reliable description, as on its perfect soundness depends the possibility of the horses doing their work with certainty. Towards this end Charles E. Berry, of 287-289 Somerville avenue, Somerville, Mass., manufactures a new improved hame, whose strength is unimpeachable and will bear comparison with any. The bottom of this hame is made heart-shape, and the pipe for the top is rolled the same shape to fit. making it ten times stronger than when round and a thread cut, which reduces its strength one-half. The pin is made of steel and is reversible, so that it can be changed to either side of the hame, and thus make it near of off. This hame is at onc;e economical and serviceable, and can be procured ⅛ black, nickel, brass or silver.
A dust explosion in a dryer of one of the machines in the Stoughton, Mass., Mills company shoddy factory caused a $35,000 fire and the death of one of the employes. The flames spread so fast throughout the two-story brick structure that the other employes escaped with difficulty.