Townsend Tests an Amoskeag Engine.

Townsend Tests an Amoskeag Engine.

The new third-size Amoskeag steamer contracted for by Townsend, Mass., was recently put through a thorough test by the board of engineers, a represntative of the Amoskeag works and an agent of the Underwriters’ association, and in every particular it more than met the requirements of the contract. One feature of the test which demonstrated its power was when a line of hose was laid up the hill to the Methodic church from the bridge—a rise of about 40 ft., and notwithstanding the fact that it was draughting through 30 ft. of suction-hose, it threw and maintained for ten minutes a stream over the top of the steeple—a distance of about 100 ft. from the ground; part of the time the stream was over 15 or 20 ft. above the steeple.—Sentinel, Fitchburg, Mass., March 5, 1909.

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