Message & Reports of City Officers

Message & Reports of City Officers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...switchboard, six-circuit repeater or transmitter, and a double bank of storage battery (each bank 120 cells)--complete in every respect. There are six gongs and indicators located in the different stations, N o 7 having none. Strikers are located in the residences of the Chief and 1st Asst. Chief, and a tower bell striker located in the bell tower of St. Andrew's Cathedral at Seventh and Louisiana streets. The city owns 39 fire alarm boxes, about 50 poles, and about 25 miles of wire located on the different streets. In addition to our boxes, there are four privately owned boxes connected to and in charge of our system, and another will be added soon, the E. L. Bruce Co., Chas. T. Abeles Co., and others having ordered one to be located near their plants at the foot of East Seventeenth street. The line for this has already been installed and one of our boxes temporarily moved to this point. The four now in operation are owned by the Bolz Cooperage Co., Alfrey Heading Plant, St. Louis Compress, and Aviation Warehouse. I would recommend that additional boxes be purchased and installed throughout the city, and that an extension be run to the No. 7 Station at Prospect and Beech, connecting this station with the alarm system. These improvements, including poles, wire, boxes, labor, etc., would cost between three and ten thousand dollars. A WORD OF CAUTION TO THE CITY. There are a great many people who do not know the location of the nearest fire alarm box to their residences or places of business, and as a precautionary measure I wish to call their attention to this and advise them that everyone should know where the nearest box to them is located and how to operate same in case of fire. There are also a great number of citizens who do not...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688325X
  • 9781236883254