The Combination Ladder Company
The twelve motor city service fire trucks recently delivered to New York City Fire Department are equipped with trussed fire ladders furnished by the Combination Ladder Company, who have also made shipment of a full car-load to New York City for use upon various trucks requiring replacements of ladders in service. The record of fire ladders built by the Combination Ladder Company in the fire service of New York City seems very satisfactory. The equipment of the new automobile chassis recently purchased by Ossining, N. Y., has just been shipped from the factory of the same in Providence. Ossining has had apparatus from this factory in service before, and appreciated the advantages offered in the bid of the company. The immense manufacturing plants at Manville, owned by United States Senator Henry F. Lippitt, bave been completely equipped for fire department serivee with apparatus, and all auxiliary equipment by the company. The same company has also been favored with a contract for furnishing a car of ladders for use in the new plants of the Remington Arms & Ammunition Company of Bridgeport, Conn. The award for the chemical engine outfits for twelve pieces of fire apparatus for the City of New York was made to the company at their New York office in the Woolworth Building. Tylersport, Pa., decided to award the contract for the chemical fire apparatus purchased by that town to the company. The delivery test was a gala occasion in that town; it was probably the only fire test ever seen accompanied by music by a full brass band of the town’s own citizens. The tanks for the equipment of automobile apparatus at Stratford, Conn., were purchased of the company. The company has installed a most successful Manual Compressed Fire Alarm System at Plainville, Mass. This is an entirely new development in fire alarm service in country towns. It furnishes a practical system at a reasonable price, and one greatly appreciated by the taxpayers. This system has proven so satisfactory that a contract has been awarded the company by the town of Wenthrem, Mass., for an exact duplicate of same, which has also been installed, and is in practical service marking a new era in the equipping of country towns with a practical and reasonable, in price, fire alarm system not requiring costly maintenance. Rochelle Park, N. J., has installed in its department one of the Fifer Holloway Chemical Fire Engines furnished by the company. Contract for furnishing life nets for New York City Fire Department has been awarded to the company. Fifty more of the Pompier Scaling Ladders also have been furnished for that department by the company. Baltimore, Md., has placed in service several more outfits of the Baker Wagon Pipe 3-Way Deluge Nozzles, making thirty of those outfits now in service in the City of Baltimore alone. The company Iras been awarded the contract for furnishing three combination chemical and hose reels for use in one of the principal municipalities of Porto Rico. Block Island, R. I., has installed a complete fire department; contract for the same having been awarded to the company, same to include gasoline pumping fire engine; hose carriers, also ladders and other equipment. The Narragansett Engine Company of Peacedale, R. I., has placed a contract with the company for rebuilding its fire engine. East Greenwich, R. I., also has contracted with the company for the re-building of its fire engine. Sales of fire hose by the company, especially upon the Wax and Para Gum Treated lines have been the largest during this season of any pprevious year, while the constant growing fire supply trade of this company has kept its factory running overtime since December 1, 1914.