Bucket Brigade to Flying Squadron: Fire Fighting Past and Present (Google eBook)

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Geo, H. Ellis Company, 1909 - Fire departments - 146 pages
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Page 135 - Nos conserva, Deus; nam tibi confidimus. | These Presents Witness | That we who have hereunto Subscribed, do promise as Neighbours and Friends to | each other, That in Case it. should please Almighty God, to permit the breaking | out of Fire, in Boston, . . . NB This Society was founded in 1717, and the Articles corrected and revised, March 4th, 1773.
Page 135 - Feet about the Ground. This being the first of the sort in these Parts, we thought taking Notice of it might be of Publick Service, inasmuch as a great deal of Labour is saved thereby.
Page 26 - Gendarmerie, is authorized for the trial of gendarmes charged with conspiracy against the Government of Haiti. This tribunal will...
Page 135 - There is newly erected, in the Town of Boston, by Messieurs John and Thomas Hill, a Water-Engine at their Still-house, by the Advice and Direction of Mr. Rowland Houghton, drawn by a Horse, which delivers a large Quantity of Water twelve Feet about the Ground.
Page 153 - THE BORROWER WILL BE CHARGED AN OVERDUE FEE IF THIS BOOK IS NOT RETURNED TO THE LIBRARY ON OR BEFORE THE LAST DATE STAMPED BELOW. NON-RECEIPT OF OVERDUE NOTICES DOES NOT EXEMPT THE BORROWER FROM OVERDUE FEES. Harvard College Widener Library Cambridge, MA O21 38 (61 7) 495-241 3 I...
Page 132 - By a slight change of the arrangement of the alarm bell stations and increase of machinery, the hammers of the bells could all be disposed so as to strike mechanically on the communication of a galvanic impulse from the central office. The agent (operator) would therefore be enabled, by depressing a single key with his finger at certain intervals, to ring out an alarm defining the position of the fire simultaneously on every church bell in the city.
Page 132 - ... from whence it started. In every station thus established, a Morse register in connection with an alarm bell was to be placed, also a key, by the simple depression of which an appropriate signal would be instantly conveyed to every other station on the circuit.
Page 20 - From the waters of the Miramichi to the shores of Bay Chaleur, there was one roaring hurricane of flame and no human means wherewith to stay it.
Page 135 - ... buckets were used to throw water directly on the fire or to supply the engines. Nothing could be done at a fire without buckets. Hose was not used until after Boston became a city. The first engine, called in those times an 'ingin,' was imported from England and reached Boston in 1678.
Page 136 - For water supply in case of fire in those days they had to rely on the nearest pumps or wells. " A century ago a fire, even though it consumed only a single building, brought terrors which we at the present time can hardly realize. Fire insurance was established in England, but had not gained a foothold in this country. The A FIRE HOUSE OF A CENTURY AGO.

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