Texas Has Fund for Hose Thread
A bill has been introduced in the state legislature of Texas to appropriate $5,000 a year for two years to provide a fund to standardize the hose threads in the various cities and towns in the state. The bill has been reported favorably, and it is believed that it will pass the legislature.
At the present time there are 352 protected cities and towns in Texas, seventy-five of which have standard threads, 200 with threads which will be easily adaptable and fifty-nine with threads which will probably have to be changed. Due to the large area of the state and the wide distribution of the towns, a large amount of work will be necessary before the threads are rechased to conform to a definite standard.
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