Transactions Volume 1-25

Transactions Volume 1-25

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Gauss refers to; but as yet I have seen nothing them an a stairway independent of the mill, with platforms running out to it. The CHAIRMAN: I would say, that we have in our mill, which is a building 450 feet long, three balconies. Aside from that, there is chance for the help to escape into what we call the ell. 'Along the end of the mill we have a flight of iron stairs, and there is an iron stairway from each story, from top to bottom. We thought that would be a little improvement over a. ladder. In regard to the inside, some one has suggested painting. We have painted around our windows " Fire Escapes," in large letters, so that in any panic they can be easily seen. Mr. GARSED: I thought, when I heard the story in Philadelphia of isolated stairways, it was the best idea I had ever heard of. We all know, that when a cotton factory gets on fire, the dense smoke is almost as disastrous as the fire itself. The operatives are suffocated by it, and become powerless. Imagine the lower story of a mill on fire, how are the people in the upper story to get down, when they will meet the fire and smoke on the staircase, on their way? We want to have stairways away from the mill, ten or twenty feet. with iron platforms running out to them from every floor, and use them at any and all times, for ordinary purposes. VVith such stairways, a fire might break out in the mill, and every window be belching with flame and smoke, and yet the operatives have a perfectly available and safe means of escape. Mr. GILMORE, of Manchester: There is one suggestion I desire to make in regard to outside ladders. I have seen them this last winter so covered with ice that it would have been impossible for any person to have got out of the mill....show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974239
  • 9781236974235