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Image from page 129 of "The Locomotive" (1867)

Identifier: locomotive36hart

Title: The Locomotive

Year: 1867 (1860s)

Authors: Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

Subjects: Locomotives Steam-boiler explosions

Publisher: Hartford, Ct. : Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co

Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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S. Sre/fM Bo/LEK^ II <& Fig. I. The heater was not equipped with the regulation water relief valvenor had it a pressure gauge, thermometer or temperature regulator.However, there was a relief valve fitted on the inlet pipe leading to thepipe coil in the firebox of the steam boiler. The relief valve was stampedto release at 125 lbs. pressure, while the normal city water pressure was85 lbs. It will be observed that stop valves are fitted in all pipe connec-tions between the boiler and the relief valve. The hot water supply heater was installed during the fall of 1925and, as previously stated, had never been fired up, for it was intendedfor use only during the summer months. During the winter monthsthe water was to be heated by means of the coil in the firebox of thesteam heating boiler. The valve in the feed line from the city water main to the hot waterheater was kept open so that the cold water circulated through the heater{^Continued on page 118.) 116 THE LOCOMOTIVE. [October,


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Devoted to Power Plant Protectioin Plblisiied Qu.\rterl^ Bexj. C. Crlickshaxks, Editor. HARTFORD, CONN., OCTOBER, 1926. Single copies can be obtained free by calling at any of the company s agencies. Subscription price SO cetits per year ■when mailed from tins office, Eeceni bound volumes otie dollar each. Earlier ones two dollars. Reprinting matter from this paper is permitted tf credited to The Locomotive of the H.^rtford Steam Boiler I. & I, Co. Three Score Years of Boiler Insurance. r>y TEAM boiler insurance was inaugurated sixty years ago with the^^ organization of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and In-surance Company. The idea of steam boiler insurance was some-thing entirely new at the time. A movement had already been started inEngland to prevent steam boiler explosions by inspections, and theorganizers of the Hartford Company appreciated the sound principlesupon which it was based. The idea of backing up the inspections byinsurance, an indemnity in case of expl


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Taken circa 1867