THE EASTMAN SYSTEM.
The above illustration shows one of the official trial tests and the adoption of the Eastman new nozzle system in Providence, R. I., on April 27, 1905, throwing three two-inch streams 200 feet high, all at the same time from one gravity pressure hydrant, having a nominal pressure of only 115 pounds. The above system now so well known in every section of the country, needs little description at this time, having been adopted in over 1,000 different cities and corporations, from Maine to California in the past three years. The above feat in producing streams from a gravity pressure hydrant, in number, character, size, distance and handling, proved a marvel to the hundreds of people who witnessed the exhibition. This work has never been approached. Subsequently single streams as large as two and one-half-inch, two and three-quarter-inch and three-inch were thrown from this hydrant more than 350 feet. This system has been successfully perfected in streams from the smallest in use up to three inches in diameter in over thirty different sizes, and adapted in its work equally in the largest cities as well as the smallest village and corporation, covering the incipient blaze as well as those fires reaching into large proportions or conflagrations. It will be seen that the equivalent of these large streams, subdivided into small ordinary streams, would prove the equivalent or nearly twenty ordinary streams 1 lie producing of firrlwat streams in the inland city, when wanted, certainly opens a new era in tire protection. This system, where it has received liberal adoption, has not only greatly reduced the fire risk, hut, in many cases, has been the means of reducing rates of insurance. This system insures safety to firemen in handling streams in all difficult and dangerous places, which alone, should insure its adoption in every fire service. For particulars send for descriptive catalogue and ninety-six page “Art Album,” which will he sent free upon application, by Samuel Kastman & Co. Sole Manufacturers and Patentees, Concord, N. H.