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William G. Burnup
Vigilant Fire Company. We observed yesterday yesterday this active company taking home their m a I 1 f - r -w -w wt large engine irom me esiaoiisnmenr. oi lur. wit liam G. Burn up, in Concord street, where it has been undergoing some alterations and improve ments. Among other improvements they have had eliptic springs put upon the axles, upon which the body of the engine rests. The springs weigh four hundred and twenty pounds, and were made by Mr. William Simpson they have been made very strong, baving to sustain a weight of nearly five thousand pounds. To make ber steady while at work, Mr. Burnup has invented a mode of throwing the body off the springs, by a rack and pinion, which works from the side, and by which the object is accomplish ed almost in a moment. 1 his is regarded as tar superior to the old method, which was by a screw. The company think with these improvements they will be able to do more emcient service.