THE A. P. SMITH EXHIBIT.
Those who attended the convention of the New England Water Works Association at Newport will remember the fine exhibit of the A.P.Smith Manufacturing Company of Newark. It was very tastefully arranged, and the handsome silk banner which floated above it was inscribed with the name of the firm. The display consisted of a pyramid of disks cut from various sized pipes, one of the large disks lately taken out of a forty-eight-inch main in Brooklyn, and one of the Smith tapping apparatus ordered for the l’rovidence. R. L, water works. This tool is a splendid specimen of mechanical skill, being constructed so as to insure absolute durability, and it was finished in the highest degree of workmanship. The Smith apparatus is now in use in most of the water works of the country and is giving the greatest satisfaction everywhere.
In some English towns glass water pipes oovered with asphaltum are being used extensively.