Waterous Engine Works Company

Waterous Engine Works Company

The Waterous Engine Works Company has received the following letter from Chief Caudy of the Langhorne Fire Company, Langhorne, Pa.,

Waterous Engine Works Co.,

St. Paul, Minn.

Gentlemen:—Answering your recent inquiry in regard to service of the Waterous Gasoline Fire Engine No. 7, Class B, four cylinder that we purchased from you about one year ago, beg to say that we have nothing but praise for the work that it has done since we have had it. On October 23, we received a call to assist the Bristol Fire Department at Mr. Grundy’s farm, about three miles from Bristol, and about five miles from here, where the barn on the place was on fire and surrounding buildings were in danger. Our engine arrived in good time, and engineer had same started and ready to pump before the horses were unhitched. We attached one line, using Siamese with two 7/8-inch nozzles, taking water from Neshaminy creek, about 12foot lilt, forcing stream through 1,100 feet of hose up 30 per cent, grade. After pumping two and one-half or three hours, we took over on our engine the stream that the Bristol department’s steamer was pumping on. Our first line averaged 124 to 130 pounds pressure and on all lines, after taking over Bristol department’s line, average 80 to 100 pounds pressure through 2,200 feet of hose up 30 per cent, grade without the least trouble or sign of trouble. On single line with Siamese we used two 7/8-in. nozzles with two lines and on three lines we used two ⅞-in. nozzles and one 1-inch nozzle and did excellent work, breaking down the fire in barn and saving all surrounding buildings, including two silos with two hundred tons ensilage, and could have saved more if we had been called earlier. We are very glad to take this opportunity to recommend the Waterous gasoline fire engine as the ideal, serviceable and ever ready fire fighting apparatus, and we will be glad to so recommend to anyone that you may refer to us. If we have occasion to purchase additional apparatus, we assure you it will be nothing but a “Waterous.”

Yours truly,


Chief Langhorne Fire Co.

Langhorne, Pa., October 29, 1914.




This company has issued a very neat catalogue illustrating and describing the fire apparatus and appliances which it manufactures. Among these will be found the Waterous gasolene fire engine for town and village fire protection. This engine is light, easily handled, and furnished with a constant and regular power-pressure which requires little or no skilled attention. The “Waterous” steam fire engine is well known aud is used in a large number of fire departments in the United States and Canada. The “ Waterous” fire hydrant is also illustrated arid described, as well as the various hose carriages and other fire apparatus for which the company has gained a wide reputation. The catalogue will certainly prove interesting to those who desire to keep posted on what is new in the field of fire protection.