THE CORNELIUS CALLAHAN COMPANY.
This company was organised many years ago; in fact, it is one of the oldest hose and fire appliance manufacturers in the United States. Its hose is in use in a great many fire departments throughout the country, and by all these it is reported as giving entire satisfaction. The “Adriatic” brand of doublejacket hose is especially suitable for heavy fire service. Wherever this brand of hose has been in service for years, it has stood the test of time and endurance far in excess of its guaranteed requirements. One of the principal reasons for this is, that every thread used in its construction comes under an equal tension when passing through the machine, the result being that, when pressure is put upon it, each thread bears an equal share of the strain, hence, an even and strong fabric is produced. The Callahan double-jacket hose is composed of two separate and distinct bodies of cotton, and lined with a layer of the best Para rubber, making a strong, light, and durable hose for fire service, capable of standing a water pressure of 400 pounds to the square inch. An important and valuable feature of this hose is, that the outside jacket, if worn or burned, may be replaced by a new one. The “Volunteer” heavy single brand is composed of one body of cotton and lined with the best Para rubber. It is intended for fire department service, and is guaranteed to stand a pressure of 350 pounds to the square inch. The “Mayflower,” which is a still lighter hose, is for use in small departments, and will stand a pressure of 300 pounds. The “Mill” hose is a light, single body hose, made expressly for mill and factory use. The greatest care is exercised in the manufacture of these brands, the fabric being made of selected, long staple, gulf cotton. For hose couplings, the Callahan company has acquired an enviable reputation, as one of its specialties is their manufacture. There is scarcely a fire department of any importance in the land that is not equipped with Callahan shut-off nozzles. The sale of these appliances has reached the 6,000 mark, and it is a noticeable fact that, where others fail, the “Callahan” has to, be called into requisition. This is due to simplicity of construction and easy method of working. There are no screws, turning, or calculations to he made when using the Callahan shut-off nozzle. All that a fireman has to do is to pull down a small lever, and the water flows with little or no friction. This simple operation is of the greatest importance where time is everything at a fire. It is only natural that such a valuable and handy tool should be in favor. This nozzle has no ground ioints, and it combines the great essentials of lightness, tightness. and automatic packing. It has been tested for hours while working in weather below zero, without showing any sign of freezing. A fact that speaks for itself is. that there are more Callahan shut-off nozzles in service than of all other makes combined. The Callahan flexible and straight pipes are also in considerable demand, as they are constructed along the same careful lines as the other fire goods manufactured bv this company. The very effective Callahan relief-valve for engine and hydrant use has long since been recognised as the best appliance made for its special work. It is easily applied, and its action is so perfect that it is indorsed as one of the most efficient appliances for fire service at present known. The Callahan Siamese automatic valves are also very effective and work out the most satisfactory results in the production of large streams. Tn addition to these fine goods which the Cornelius Callahan company manufactures and controls, it also supplies nearlv everv known modern appliance for use in fire extinguishment, all of which are enumerated in a neat catalogue just issued. For a number of years the business of the company has been conducted with vireat success by Morton S Crehore. his knowledge of fire department supplies and fire tools having been acquired through long experience and close attention to their production. It is through this conduct of its affairs that the company has acquired such a favorable reputation for the goods it furnishes throughout the length and breadth of the land. The office and-factory of the company are at 127 Purchase street, Boston, Mass.