View Full Version : Fire houses and sails

12-08-2002, 11:55 PM
Okay, here's the question:
Old fire houses had towers, new fire houses don't.
How come?

The answer relates to Brian C's thread about Traditional Sail Canvas.


Art Read
12-09-2002, 02:36 AM
Uhhhmmmm... Handy place to hang their hoses up to dry?

Mike Field
12-09-2002, 02:43 AM
Exacto. Moreover, the hoses were canvas and if not properly dried before storage would rot.

12-09-2002, 07:48 AM
Very good, class! Gold star for both of you!

Wild Wassa
12-13-2002, 07:28 PM
In Oz we still use 70mm canvas. Over here we just hang them up to dry usually in the rafters above the vehicles. All other sizes are plastics.


[ 12-13-2002, 07:31 PM: Message edited by: Wild Wassa ]

capt jake
12-13-2002, 07:31 PM
Actually, most hoses had a double jacket made of cotton. New hose has a synthetic jacket.