TWO STEAM PUMPS OFFERED FREE


| March/April 1983



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The State of New Jersey is offering two steam-driven Fairbanks-Morse Underwriter Fire Pumps to anyone who will load them and haul them away. If your organization is looking for outstanding exhibition pumps, here's your chance.

Present location of the pumps is at the powerhouse of the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Trenton, N.J. Thomas A. Hychalk, principal engineer of the State Department of Human Services, who told us of the offer, listed this data from the nameplate:

Fairbanks-Morse, Chicago; Underwriter Fire Pump; 20x12x16; Capacity, 1500 gallons per minute or 6 good 11/8 inch smooth nozzle streams; full speed60 revolutions per minute; Never let steam get below 50 pounds at night or Sundays or any other time.

You can call Hychalk at (609) 984-0877.

MUSEUM GETS RIVER STEAMSHIP BLUEPRINTS

Blueprints of river steamships which plied the Hudson during the peak days of that form of transportation, have been given to the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City.

The collection, consisting of over 5,000 drawings of steamboats, paddlewheels and engines, was the gift of the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard at Hoboken, N.J., which has sold its yard.