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ON

THE CONSTRUCTION

OF

FIRE-ENGINES AND APPARATUS.

DESCRIPTION OF A FIRE-ENGINE.

In order that the reader may have a distinct idea of a fire-engine, I shall here endeavour to give a description of such a one as I conceive best adapted to general purposes,—the description being chiefly taken from those made by W. J. Tilley, fire-engine maker, No 166, Blackfriars-Road, London.

Plate 1st is a perspective view of a fire-engine.

The elevation, plan, and section, in figs. 1 of plates 2, 3, and 4, represent a fire-engine of sixinch barrels and seven-inch stroke. The cistern marked A in the figures above referred to, is made wholly of oak. The upper work B, and side-boxes or pockets C, are of Baltic fir. The sole D, (in figs. 1 of plates 3 and 4,) upon which the barrels stand, and which also contains the valves, is of cast iron, with covers of the same material, which are screwed down, and the joints made good with

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