Sieben Nozzle Test.
Chief H. W. Bringhurst, of Seattle, Wash., recently superintended a very successful test of the Sieben chemical nozzle. A temporary frame structure was set on fire with kerosene-soaked excelsior. The building was erected, on a sand lot, and was 16 ft. high, 15 ft. wide and 8 ft. deep. The blazing lumber and oil created a fierce fire that drove the spectators off to a distance of 100 ft. With his nozzle, attached to an ordinary l-in. garden hose, with about 60-lb. pressure, Mr. Sieben extinguished the blaze in thirty seconds—according to several stop-watches twenty-seven seconds. The salvage showed the frame walls of the building standing and a considerable number of the boxes, etc., which have been stored in or st+ill remaining. Chief Bringhurst considered that the test showed the nozzle to be “all that it is represented to be.”