TEST OF A REX ENGINE.
The following complimentary report of a test of a Rex engine was received by the Rex FireExtinguisher company from Fred Herrick, clerk of the village of Mayfield, N. Y,: “I take pleasure in writing to you of the test and demonstration of our new Rex engine, recently delivered to us by your company, the result of which was very gratifying to our people. We collected a large amount of boxes, barrels and lumber of every kind in an open field: to show you how much lumber there was in the pile, we drew three loads on hay rigging, all that could be piled on. The nile was about thirty feet square and fifteen feet high. We then saturated the whole thing with fifteen gals, of kerosene oil and lighted it all round and allowed it to burn about fifteen minutes The fire was burning from thirty to thirty-five feet high at this time, before your representatives started to put it out. In four minutes and twenty seconds the fire was out, the time being taken by a dozen of our citizens. I cannot say too much in praise for our Rex chemical engine. Our people are more than pleased with the way she showed up at the demonstration. I give the Rex chemical engine my most hearty indorsement.”
The Ahrens Fire Engine company recently delivered the following Continental engines: One third-size, to Everett. Wash.; one second-size, to Jeffersonville. Tnd.. and one third-size, to Canal Dover. Ohio? The company’s second-size steamer, tested at Buffalo, filled all the requirements in the specifications. A first-size Continental has been ordered by Grand Rapids, Mich.