THE EASTMAN IMPROVED NOZZLE.
An exhibition was recently given of the Eastman improved nozzle in front of the townhall, Wakefield, Mass. It was under the direction of Chief Cade and Assistant Engineer Jacob, of the fire department. Chairman Stout, of the board of selectmen, and many other influential citizens who were present, saw a solid stream of water thrown 251 feet in the air, with only eighty pounds pressure, with the nozzle handled with one hand by a child. The recent Are at the rattan factory was effectually extinguished by these nozzles, of which that company has one set, and has ordered more. The city of Wakefield has also sent in an order for some. At the official test (1) from a single line of hose from the hydrant, with one and one eighth-inch nozzle, a solid stream reached 202 feet; (2) with a one and one-quarterinch nozzle, 204 feet; (3) with the longest distance playing non-Eastman one and one-quarter-inch nozzle in the Wakefield department, 129 feet only; (4) with the Eastman Deluge set, with one line of hose connected to only one inlet of the Eastman outfit, a one and one-half-inch solid stream reached 196 feet; (5) three lines connected into the Eastman automatic valve Siamese, 238 feet; (6) same as No 5, a one and a quarter-inch solid stream reached 238 feet, five inches; (7) same as No. 6, one and three-quarterinch solid stream, 251 feet, ten inches; (8) same as No. 7, two-inch solid stream, 230 feet Thus, in test No. 7, the Eastman nozzle exceeded the best nozzle in the Wakefield fire department, counting drops for that department nozzle 122 feet, ten inches. It will be remembered that the manufacturers of this nozzle guarantee to throw streams ns large as one and one-half inches, one and five-eighth inches, one and three-quarter inches, and one and seven-eighth inches, 200 feet from one eighty-pound gravity pressure In the Wakefield official test that guarantee was far exceeded. The results show how great is the Improvement that can he made in large, and inordinary fire departments with improved tools.
it may be added that Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, and Wallingford, Conn , have all added the Eastman new nozzle outfits—Hartford and Bridgeport alone adding twenty-two of these outfits.