THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE ENGINE COMPANY— WITHDRAWAL OF THE SILSBYS.
It will be news to all connected with fire protection in this country to learn that Messrs Charles T and Wm. S Silsby have disposed of their interests in both the American Fire Kngine company, and the International Fire Engine company, which controls the former, and have severed their connection with these well-known concerns. The name of Silsby is inseparably connected with the progress of steam fire engine manufacture. Mr Chas. T Silsby has been in the business for more than thirty years, having formerly been treasurer of the Silsby Manufacturing Co.,Seneca Fails, N. Y , which was absorbed by the American Fire Engine company. At the time of his retirement he was the treasurer of the International Fire Fngine company,and president anil treasurer of the American Fire Engine company. Mr. William S Silsby, his brother, lias also been closely identified with the manufacture of steam fire engines for more than twenty years, and was formerly secretary of the Gilsby Manufacturing company.
The first Silsby steam fire engine was manufac tured in 1S56 by H. C. Silsbv, father of Chas, T. and Wm S. Silsby, who is still living in full vigor, and is eighty six years of age The manufactory at Seneca Falls’ N. Y , was founded by him in 1845, and has been in continuous operation ever since
The Nassau County Water company, which has contracts for installing and conducting water systems in Glen Cove. Oyster Bay. Hicksville anil Farminedalc. (L. I.), N. Y„ has bought out the Sea Cliff Water company and will consolidate it with the Glen Cove system. The price paid is understood to have been $50,000.