03/31/10 - posted by Bob Quinn
Hello John, The answer to what was a chemical company?

A chemical co. was a motor driven apparatus which consisted of a tank of soda water mounted on the vehicle with a bottle of acid. When needed at a fire the acid was added to the soda water which created pressure in the tank , ( approx. 100 gals) where a hose reel was connected to expell water to the fire.

These were later replaced with engine driven mechanical pumps." ENGINE"

All the best, Bob Quinn ret. SFFD
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