THE HAYWOOD RUBBER HUB RING.
A very useful invention has been placed on the market in an india rubber cap, for placing on the hubs of apparatus wheels to prevent firemen from slipping when trying to mount in a hurry. This is a very good and precautionary device for saving accident and no doubt, owing to its nominal cost from one dollar each, it will likely become generally used on all rolling stock in service. The idea is to prevent the men from slipping while getting on apparatus. S. F. Hayward and company, 20 Warren street, New York, has secured the patent and since the cap has been advertised the company has received many duplicate orders, showing that it has already become popular.
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