THE W. S. NOTT COMPANY.
In another place in this issue will be found the advertisement of the latest type of steam fire engine, constructed by W. S. Nott company, of Minneapolis, Minn. This concern commenced manufacturing steam fire engines, chemical engines, combination hose wagons and other apoaratus about two years ago. It has been located in Minneapolis for twenty-three years and is doing a very large business. Up to two years ago it acted as agents for the sale of steam fire engines and different kinds of apparatus of other manufacturers. It has recently sold its steam fire engines to the following cities: Atlantic City. New Jersey, ist-size engine; Shreveport, Louisiana, ist-size engine; South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 3rd-stze engine; Royalton, Minnesota, 3rd-size engine; Bemidji, Minnesota, 31-d-size engine ; De Graff, Minnesota, 3rd-size engine; Missoula, Montana, 3rd-size engine; Louisiana Purchase Exposition company, St. Louis, Mo., three ist-size engines. The company makes three different types of boilers, including the “Manifolded water tube” pattern, which is being used so largely in the construction of fire engines at the present time. It builds engines in four sizes: Extra first-size, first-size, second-size and thiru-size. They nre constructed of the latest design double cylinder piston, with double acting pumps, and contain many new points of advantage and improvement. The company has also built and equipped a number ot cities with steel combination chemical and hose wagons, also wood combination chemical and hose wagons, amongst which are the following cities: Elwood, Indiana; Galesburg, Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; Marshall, Minnesota; Bozeman, Montana. It has built and sold large quantities of chemical engines, both two and four-wheel, equinoed to be drawn by hand or horses, besides hose carts and small chemical extinguishers also. The superintendent of the company for many years was employed b the city of Minneapolis in the fire department shops, rebuilding steam fire engines and the different apparatus used in the department; as well as building much of the best equipment that is in service in the Minneapolis fire department today. The business of the company has grown from its inception so rapidly that it was found necessary to seek larger quarters, and a new factory on Central avenue in East Minneapolis has just been completed. It is 400 feet long and fifty feet wide, and will be used for the exclusive manufacture of fire apparatus. The new factory will give employment to about too men. Correspondence is invited with places contemplating the purchase of new apparatus, as well as those who desire their steam fire engines or chemical engines rebuilt.