Test of New Pumper for Kerrville, Tex.
Kerrville, Texas, a noted health resort of the Southwest, situated up in the hills of Southwest Texas, recently received a new Seagrave Suburbanite pumper for the fire department, which was given an official test by Chief J. G. Sarran, of the San Antonio fire department.
Although guaranteed only to pump 350 gallons per minute, the pump lifted water from the Guadalupe River and delivered 410 gallons per minute against a pump pressure of 120 pounds, and more than met the underwriters’ requirements in every way.
The lower illustration shows the pumps at work taking water from the Guadalupe River and the upper is a view of the new apparatus, showing chief Sarran at left. Chief Butt, of Kerrville and J. S. Simms of the Burke & Simms Fire Equipment Co., of San Antonio, who sold the pumper.