THE BALL NOZZLE AGAIN.

THE BALL NOZZLE AGAIN.

We have mentioned recently in the columns of FIRE AND WATER that the American Ball Nozzle Company was progressing in a remarkably rapid manner with its patent nozzle. In addition to the information already published, we are pleased to state that the fire commissioners of this city have adopted the appliance. This action was taken by the commissioners after witnessing many tests of the nozzle, and Chief Bonner had reported that he was satisfied with the results. The nozzle has been on trial with the firemen of New York for several months, and the chief is now convinced that its value is established beyond a doubt. Several buildings were reported to Chief Bonner as having been saved by its timely use, and in one particular case, namely,the fire at the Clarendon Hotel,the hall nozzle proved particularly effective. The fire was in the air chamber, and the firemen tried to enter it through a trap door witli a straight steam of water, hut the flames prevented their doing so. They then tried the ball nozzle, which was handled by one hose man, and he had no difficulty in making an instantaneous entrance, and in a few moments subdued the fire which might otherwise have proved of a serious character.

FIRE AND WATER has frequently described this appaiatus, and there is no doubt from the manner in which it is appreciated by the prominent chiefs of the United States, that it is destined to he a staple tool in the departments.

THE BALL NOZZLE AGAIN.

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THE BALL NOZZLE AGAIN.

No discovery of the present day has been as successful as the ball principal, as applied to nozzles for all purposes, by the American Ball Nozzle company. Its success has been phenominal. For fire departments, lawn sprinklers, and all similar purposes it has been applied, and still the fields for its use are extending every day. This is as it should be, as for simplicity and effectiveness there is no invention that is so reliable and performs its work so effectively without danger of getting out of repair. The latest service to which the ball nozzle is to be applied is that of the government of the United States. The War and Navy departments have adopted the nozzle, and no doubt all of the Government departments will follow suit. This is a very substantial recognition of the merits of the ball nozzle, and is only one indication of the rapid strides it has made in coming into favor. The Southeastern Tariff Asssociation has also passed a resolution adopting the invention. This is very satisfactory, as showing that such a careful organization as that named above has also realized that a good thing has been produced, and it must have it. The American Ball Nozzle company is located at 887 to 847 Broadway, New York.

Benton Harbor, Mich., has a new system of fire alarms. By simply releasing a rope the alarm is set running for one minute.