Robinson Motor Pumping Engine Test

Robinson Motor Pumping Engine Test

The report of Chief Holst, of Marietta, O., on the Robinson motor pumping engine tests contains the following facts: “On July 24, the now ruto fire engine purchased from the Robinson Fire Appliance Manufacturing Company, of St. Louis, Mo., was tested here before a large crowd, many out-of-town visitors being present. The engine was stationed at the corner of Putnam and Second streets, in charge of P. E. Willis, delivering engineer of the company. In the first test two 100-foot lines of 2 1/2-inch hose were used, with 1 1/4-inch nozzles, and 796 gallons per minute discharged. Both of these streams were thrown above the eight-story building of the German National Bank. In the second test one 400-foot line was used, with 1 ¼-inch nozzles and 417 gallons per minute were discharged. Both of the above tests lasted twenty minutes. In the next test, using a 1 3/8-tnclt nozzle, a stream was thrown 20 feet above the top of the flag pole on the court house, which is 205 feet high. The next test with an Eastman deluge set and a 2-inch nozzle. 1,063 gallons per minute was discharged, showing a nozzle pressure of 80 pounds as recorded by Mr. Eiselstein’s gauge. Mr. Fiselstein is the representative of the Ohio Inspection Bureau, who had charge of the tests. The illustration shows four streams going over the tower on the city hall. Two were 1 1/8-inch, 150-foot lines, and two were 1-inch. 100-foot lines. The net pump presure of 120 pounds was recorded. The first alarm the new engine answered was a ‘still,’ and we were on the job in just one minute and thirty seconds.”

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