Westinghouse Gasoline Engine.
An interesting demonstration of tinworking of a gasoline engine was given at Bradley Beach, N. J., last week, when a Westinghouse machine was on trial at that place. Engines of this type are built up to 600-gal. capacity; but that under notice was of the smaller size-350-gal. in one minute. The working of the engine was witnessed by a large number of chiefs and other interested people from surrounding towns, and all expressed themselves well satisfied at the result. The tests consisted of throwing water through lines of hose from 250 to 1,000 ft., using ¾ in., 7/8-in., 1-in., 1 1/8-in. and l 1/4-in. nozzles. The test of draughting water from the lake through a 300ft.line of 2 1-2-in. hose also proved successful. It took only seven seconds from the time the signal was given until the stream was thrown, which was considered a remarkably good record. The illustration shows the class of engine tested and a large illustration will be found in another place in this issue. The engine is made by the Westinghouse company, of Schenectady, N. V. It is very simple in operation and draughts as easily from cisterns or ponds as from hydrants. It has 40-h.p. four cylinders, uses water from main pump for cooling; has oil capacity of 32 gals., sufficient for a one-day run; pumping capacity, 350 gal.; trucks are spring-mounted and delivery of water in ten seconds. The local committee of experts that superintended the tests immediately accepted the engine and it was placed in commission. D. A. Woodhouse, Eastern agent for the company, made the delivery.