Insurance Engineering Volume 4

Insurance Engineering Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...well as for small towns and villages. It is substantially built, occupies but little space and is sold at a moderate price. W. N. Wight.& Co., 160 Fifth avenue. New York, reports a wonderful trade in Lock-woven Steel Fabric, a fire test of which was reported in Insurance Engineering of April last, having received contracts for supplying it to eight large paper manufacturing plants, to one of which they have just shipped 260,000 square feet, perhaps the largest consignment of the kind ever made at one time. This goes to the J. & J. Rogers Mills, Au Sable Forks, N. Y., for which J. H. Wallace, New York, is architect and engineer. The firm now has branch offices at Buffalo and Niagara Falls, headquarters being in tne former city in the Prudential Building. W. B. Upton & Co. represents the firm in Washington. D. C, with offices in the Washington Loan & Trust Building. One of the most interesting models shown at the Exhibition was that of the F. W. Hoefle Telescopic Ladder Company. In this device are embodied three essential features, namely, the ordinary extension ladder, the water tower and the fire escape. Among the advantages claimed for this apparatus are its lightness in proportion to the height reached, the fact that lines of hose are carried up with the ladder in its extension, thereby forming a water tower as well, and a swing platform, attached to the top section, which is operated when the extreme height of the ladder is reached, whereby it becomes a very efficient platform fire escape. Mr. Hoefle. the inventor, was in charge of the exhibit and received orders during the Exhibition for some 15 of his ladders ranging in possible extension from 75 to 125 feet.' Samuel Eastman & Co. of Concord, N. H., was nicely more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236635310