The three steam fire engines lately built for the Philadelphia Fire Department—the "Philadelphia," "Young America," and "Hope"—made a trial of their powers a few days since, in the presence of a large concourse of spectators. The result was creditable to all the machines, but the "Philadelphia" was the winner. The "Philadelphia" threw a stream through a 1! inch nozzle, a distance of 231 feet, the "Young America," 209 feet, and the "Hope" 212 feet. The "Philadelphia" and " Hope" were built by Reany, Neafie Co., in Philadelphia, and the "Young America" by Abel Shawk, in Cincinnati.
This article was originally published with the title "Trial of Steam Fire Engines"