The Ahrens Fire Engine Company.
The following report of engines finished and under way is made by the Ahrens Fire Engine company: A second-size engine for Detroit, Mich.; two engines for Cincinnati; the installation of which, will give that city six Continental steamers in service. The fourth Continental was recently delivered to Louisville, Ky., and during the past few weeks, also, contracts have been taken for the second Continental for St. Paul and the fourth of the same kind for the city of Toledo, Ohio. Engines are also under construction for the San Francisco department, and a contract has been awarded the company for a third-size Continental at Merced, California. The following complimentary letter was received by the company from the mayor of East St. Louis, accompanying notification that its bid had been
MAYOR’S OFFICIO. CITY HALL, SILAS COOK. MAYOR, EAST ST. IXHIIS, III., Oct. 6th, 1908. The Ahrens Fire Engine Company. Cincinnati. Ohio. Dear Sirs:—With reference to the late proposals for steam lire engine. I am pleased to advise that your hid to furnish this city one second-size steamer of the continental type is accepted. Inclosed find contract which has been properly executed. and in tendering same to your company, I feel confident that the new machine will fully meet all expectations. The writer recalls that the Continental, which has been giving us excellent service going on four years, is the first engine built by your present company. It has never failed us in any manner, and the excellent record made by the machine has Influenced our choice in the present purchase. Put the same thorough workmanship and general excellency in this second engine, ami be assured, in advance, that everything will then be satisfactory to us. Very truly yours, SILAS COOK, Mayor.