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 THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT
OF   THE
CHIEF INSPECTOR OF MACHINERY
FOR   THE
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31-ST, 1914
THEGOVERNMENTOF
THEPR0V1NCE OF GR1TISHC0LUMBIA.
printed by
authority of the legislative assembly.
VICTORIA, B.C.:
Printed by William H. CULLrN, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1915.  To His Honour Prank Stillman Barnard,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour :
I beg respectfully to submit the Thirteenth Annual Report of the Chief Inspector of
Machinery for the year ended December 31st, 1914.
THOMAS  TAYLOR,
Minister of Public  Works.
Victoria, B.C., January, 1915.  REPORT OF THE CHIEF INSPECTOR OF MACHINERY.
New Westminster, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
The Honourable the Minister of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—In accordance with the " Boilers Inspection Act," I have the honour to submit to
you the Thirteenth Annual Report of the operation of the steam-boilers and machinery
inspection service for the year ending December 31st, 1914.
The personnel of the service at present consists of the Chief Inspector, thirteen District
Inspectors, one clerk, and three stenographers, located as follows : Chief Inspector, four
Inspectors, one clerk, and one stenographer* and typist at the head office in New Westminster
for District A ; three Inspectors and one stenographer and typist in Victoria for District B ;
one Inspector in Nelson for District C ; four Inspectors and one stenographer in Vancouver
for District D; and one Inspector in Revelstoke for District E.
The following is a summary of the work performed in the office of the Chief Inspector
during the year, exclusive of inspections and engineers' examinations, details of which will
be found in the report of the Inspectors for the different districts and that of the Chief
Examiner":—
Letters inward  5,303
Letters outward  5,928
Telegrams inward  84
Telegrams outward  76
Inspectors' monthly reports examined  156
New designs examined, calculated, and reported on  204
Amendments to designs calculated and reported on  153
Fees collected for designs      $1,132 .50
Fines collected for infractions of Act  $300.00
Number of miles travelled by the Chief Inspector  7,100
I have to report two boiler-explosions, one logging-boiler built from the same design and
with plates from the same steel-makers as boiler No. 1075b, which exploded last year. The
other was a cast-iron heating-boiler, and full particulars of these are given in the reports of
the formal investigation attached hereto.
The number of accidents to boilers and engines is fully set forth in the District Inspectors'
reports.
The number of new boilers inspected during the year was 150, as compared 425 for 1913.
The number taken out of service as unfit for further use was fifty, as compared with twenty-
eight for- the year 1913.
The number of second-hand boilers imported was fifty-one, as compared with sixty-two for
the year 1913 • seventeen of these were from Eastern Canada and forty-five from the United
States. The total number of boilers now on our books after deducting those taken out of
service is 5,519. Of these, 3,045 received complete inspection, 163 were inspected externally
only, and eleven internally only, thus leaving 2,300 on which no inspection was made. Many
of those not inspected were not in operation during the year.
The number of plates tested for new boilers was 281, of which three were condemned as
unfit for use in boiler-construction.
Early in May I gave, instruction to Mr. Bath to make a special inspection and take
observations of the deflection of the plates on two boilers owned by the Powell River Lumber
Company, Nos. 1198d and 1227d, built from design No. 1319. These inspections were made
on June 27th.
The deflection on No. 1198d appeared to be excessive, and the working-pressure was
reduced from 160 fir. to 1501b. The deflection on No. 1227d being very slight, no reduction
was made.
After the explosion of boiler No. 1074b I became anxious about the safety of the Powell
River Lumber Company's boilers.     I communicated with them, and as a result Mr. Brookes M 6 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery. 1915
and the Logging Superintendent came to this office ; I asked them to cease operating at once
and to have pieces cut out of the boiler right across the lap-joints, so that we might see whether
they had commenced to crack. Mr. Brookes readily consented to this, giving instructions to
immediately close down the logging-donkeys, and on August 24th pieces were cut out.
Pieces from boiler No. 1198d were found to be cracked about \ inch into the plate, and
the pieces from No. 1227d about ^ inch into the plate. As a result of these lap-seam cracks
both boilers were condemned as unfit for further use.
The cruiser " Adanac " was used in connection with inspections in Districts A, B, and D.
The total number of miles run was 3,017. The coal-oil used for the engine, lamps, and all
other purposes was 1.017 gallons, the average per mile for all purposes being 0.331 gallons,
and the average consumption for the engine 1.01 pints per horse-power per hour.
In conclusion, I desire to thank you for your active interest in and support of this office.
I also wish to thank all the members of the staff for the efficient manner in which they have
carried out their work during the year.
Trusting this report will meet with your approval,
I have, etc.,
John Peck, Chief Inspector.
Summary of Total Work done by District Inspectors in 1914.
Number of drawings and specifications calculated for new boilers  357
ii          boiler-plates inspected  281
ii          boiler-plates rejected    3
ii          boilers built under inspection in British Columbia  51
ii          boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada  81
ii          boilers built in Eastern Canada not under inspection  17
11          new boilers inspected built in United States  21
ii          new boilers inspected built in British Columbia  21
ii          new boilers inspected built in Great Britain  2
ii          new boilers inspected (total)   150
ii          boilers imported from Eastern Canada (second-hand)  17
ii          boilers imported from United States (second-hand)  34
ii          boilers unclassified  45
ii          first inspections  313
ii          inspections, external and internal  2,856
n          internal inspections only  11
m          external inspections only  163
'i          special inspections after repairs  122
ii          visits in addition to inspections  1,305
ii          boilers subjected to hydrostatic test  2,786
■ i          boilers on which pressure was reduced  81
ii          boilers unsafe without extensive repairs     34
ii          boilers repaired under Inspector's directions  74
n          boilers considered unfit for further use  28
■ I          accidents to engines and boilers , 20
ii          accidents resulting in personal injury (not fatal)  6
ii          accidents resulting in personal injury (fatal)  1
ii          investigations  19
ii          inspections completed  3,045
Total horse-power of boilers inspected  119,374
Number of defects observed as per summary  3,402
Number of defects considered dangerous '  558
Inspection fees earned  $26,515.80
Inspection fees collected  $24,301.26
Miles travelled by the Inspector  . 57,013
Letters inward      6,633
Letters outward      8,351
Telegrams inward  82
Telegrams outward  84
Boilers taken out of service  50 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 7
Summary of Total Defects observed.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers with safety-valves of insufficient area.
Boilers without safety-valves	
Boilers with safety-valves inoperative	
Boilers with safety-valves overloaded	
Number.
7
1
2
22
2
40
386
11
72
10
13
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction  64
Boilers without pressure-gauges	
Pressure-gauges inoperative	
Pressure-gauges defective	
Cases of insufficient staying or bracing	
defective stays	
broken rivets	
defective riveting	
broken stays or braces  44
loose stays or braces  37
Boilers damaged by low water  5
Defective settings , 117
Boilers with fractured plates  60
ii           laminated plates ,      10
ii           burned plates  21
ii          blistered plates  5
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets  166
internal corrosion  211
scale or encrustation  246
internal grooving  22
external corrosion  201
defective tubes         89
defective feed-water arrangement  42
broken feed-valves  1
Serious leakage around tube-ends  181
Serious leakage in rivet-joints  34
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks  194
Defective water-gauges  49
Broken blow-off pipes or cocks      10
Water-columns without blow-outs  30
Cases of broken test-cocks  261
Connections to water-columns without valves  24
Neutral sheets not stayed  5
Neutral sheets improperly stayed  1
Furnaces out of shape       15
Boilers without fusible plugs  69
Boilers low at front end      98
Cases of serious leakage of fittings  82
Number of hand-holes, doors having bolts and dogs burned off  11
Defects in engines  24
Boilers with bad-fitting hand-holes  3
Boilers without stop-valves  6
Cases of defective steam-pipes  42
Unclassified defects  340
Totals 3,408
Dangerous.
3
1
1
5
15
2
22
78
2
1
1
4
3
1
35
12
4
5
2
30
11
15
1
14
8
9
27
10
79
14
9
4
2
2
1
4
9
21
2
9
17
63
558
John Peck,
Chief Inspector of Steam-boilers. M 8 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
Report of the Chief Engineer Examiner.
New Westminster, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
The Honourable the Minister of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit to you the following report with respect to examination
of candidates for engineers' certificates for the year ending December 31st, 1914 :—
During the year I have received 1,172 applications for examination for the different grades
of certificates.
On December 31st, 1913, I had on hand 122 applications, making a total of 1,294. Of
these, 1,005 have been examined: 138 applicants had their fees returned, as they had not the
practical qualifications required by the Act; one sent in an application without fees; and
thirty-six were notified for examination three times, and as there was no response in any case
their application forms were placed on a special file to await inquiry by them. This leaves on
the "Acceptedfor Examination file" 114 application forms.
Results of Examinations.
Grade.                                        No. examined. Passed.                  Failed.
First  13       8           5
Second  57       33         24
Third  187       130         57
Fourth  363       245       118
Temporary  248       248 	
Special logging-donkey  36     .■  26         10
Special logging-locomotive  3       2            1
Special creamery  2     ,  1           1
Special heating  93       88            5
Special road-roller  1       1 	
Special threshing '. . .. 2       2 	
Totals  1,005                     784 221
Examination fees collected by Chief Inspector  $3,192 50
Fees collected by other Inspectors  162  25
Duplicate certificate fees ,  45 00
Total   $3,399 75
Trusting that this report will meet with your approval,
I have, etc.,
John Peck,
Chief Engineer Examiner. 5 Geo. 5 British Columbia. M 9
Senior Inspector's  Report, District A.
New Westminster, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
John Peck, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit to you the following report respecting the work done
hy me during the year ending December 31st, 1914 :—
Throughout the year my time was occupied in carrying out the varied duties pertaining
to this office, namely, examining, calculating, reporting on, and registering designs of boilers,
boiler accessories, pipe plans, etc., and conducting examinations for engineers.
Part of my time has also been taken up in assisting yourself in formulating question
papers for engineers' examinations, and collecting data for formulating the proposed Inter-
provincial Uniform Rules for the construction and inspection of boilers.
The number of blue-prints examined and reported on by me during the year was 156.
Appended you will find a list showing the number of candidates for engineers' certificates
which were examined in this district during the year.
Trusting that this report will meet with your approval,
I have, etc.,
John Downie,
Senior Inspector, District A.
Result of  Examinations.
Class. No. examined. Passed. Failed.
First  13         8         5
Second  21   14         7
Third  46   32       14
Fourth  85   65       20
Temporary ,  12   12 	
Special logging-locomotive  2          2 	
Special logging-donkey  15       12         3
Special road-roller  1          1 	
Special threshing  2         2 	
Totals      197 148 49
John Downie,
Senior Inspector of Steam-boilers, District A. M 10 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
Inspector's Report, District A.
New Westminster, B.C., January 4th,  1915.
John Peck, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New  Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit herewith my report for the year 1914.
No accidents resulting in personal injury have occurred, but one, which did considerable
damage to property, was the bursting of the fly-wheel on the engine at the plant of the
Westminster Mill Company. This was caused by the main belt breaking, the end of which
carried away the governor, thus allowing the engine to attain such a speed that the fly-wheel
ruptured.
The defects noted in the tabulated report are all such as are bound to occur during
operation. Of the defects noted as dangerous, only two were imminently so. One on boiler-
No. 1860, was a blow-down cock from the plug of which the retaining-screw at the bottom
had been broken off, thus leaving it so that the plug might fly out at any time. The other
was on boiler No. 1410, where a nipple on the water-line to the column was so corroded that it
was pulled out by hand.
Ten steam plants were burned down during the year, of which only two have thus far
been rebuilt.
A few sawmills have been shut down permanently, having cut off all their timber. These
will probably start again in some other location.
Seven boilers owned by the Provincial Government were inspected, but no fees were
collected for them. Usual charges would have amounted to $56 and are credited to the year's
earnings.
Trusting that you will find this report satisfactory,
I have, etc.,
John D. Kay,
Inspector,  District A.
Remarks.
Helped with five general examinations in New Westminster, and for a week with
examinations in Victoria.
Summary of Work done in District A in 1914.
Number of boiler-plates inspected  99
ii          boilers built in Eastern Canada not under inspection  1
ii          new boilers inspected built in the United States  4
n          new boilers inspected built in British Columbia  13
ii          new boilers inspected (total) ,  18
ii          boilers unclassified  1
ii          first inspections  19
ii          inspections, external and internal  276
ii          external inspections only  5
ii          special inspections after repairs  32
ii          visits in addition to inspections  168
n          boilers subjected to hydrostatic test.  269
ii          boilers on which pressure was reduced  6
ii          boilers unsafe without extensive repairs  3
boilers repaired under Inspector's directions  23
ii          boilers considered unfit for further use  1
ii          accidents to engines and boilers..     9
ii          accidents resulting in personal injury (not fatal)  2 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 11
Summary of Work done in District A in 1914.—Concluded.
Number of investigations	
ii inspections completed	
Total horse-power of boilers inspected	
Number of defects observed as per summary
Number of defects considered dangerous....
Inspection fees earned	
Inspection fees collected	
Miles travelled by the Inspector	
Letters inward	
Letters outward	
Telegrams inward   	
Boilers taken out of service	
Work done for other Districts.
Helped with the general examinations in Victoria in July.
Work done by other Inspectors for this District.
Four boilers partly inspected by District D.
Summary of Defects observed.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction.
Pressure-gauges inoperative	
Pressure-gauges defective	
Cases of broken rivets	
ii      broken stays or braces	
ii      loose stays or braces	
Defective settings	
Boilers with fractured plates	
ii laminated plates  	
ii burned plates	
H blistered plates	
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets	
internal corrosion	
scale or encrustation	
internal grooving	
external corrosion	
defective tubes	
Serious leakage around tube-ends	
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks	
Defective water-gauges	
Broken blow-off pipes or cocks	
Water-columns without blow-outs	
Cases of broken test-cocks	
Connections to water-columns without valves	
Boilers without fusible plugs	
Boilers low at front end	
Defects in engines	
Cases of defective steam-pipes
Totals.
431
3
281
10,458
431
27
$2,121.55
$1,731.90
6,249
311
478
2
8
Number.
Dangerous
4      ...
1
2
34     ...
2
1     ...
2
6     ...
2
22
2
19     ...
5
3     ...
1
1     ...
1     ...
1
33     ...
3
35     ...
4.3     ...
10     ...
56     ...
1
4     ...
8     ...
3
15     ...
2
3    ...
1
1     ...
1
10     ...
77     ...
7     ...
1
8    ...
18     ...
4     ...
4     ...
1
27
John D. Kay,
Inspector of Steam-boilers, District A. M 12 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
Inspector's Report, District A.
New Westminster, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
John Peck, Esq.
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—Herewith I beg to hand you my report for the year 1914. From its perusal you
will observe the work in which I have been engaged and the results of my efforts to serve.
The sudden plunge of the European nations into a conflict has reflected upon our industries, and they have paused in their march of progress of preceding years; consequently our
returns shows a slight diminution.
I am pleased to report that no explosion of any boiler has occurred under my immediate
charge.
There have been no fatal accidents in this district; any accidents which have occurred
are of minor importance. Engineers are becoming keener in the performance of their duties
and owners appreciate the certificated men.
Trusting that my efforts to serve are in accordance with the traditions of the service, and
my energy has been directed to fulfil the policy of the Department,
I have, etc.,
George C. McGown,
Inspector, District A.
Summary of Work done in District A in 1914.
Number of boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada  3
boilers built in Eastern Canada not under inspection  1
new boilers inspected built in United States  1
new boilers inspected built in British Columbia  4
new boilers inspected (total)  9
boilers imported from United States (second-hand)  1
boilers  unclassified      2
first inspections      12
inspections, external and internal  322
internal inspections only  2
external inspections only  4
special inspections after repairs  37
visits in addition to inspections  61
boilers subjected to hydrostatic test  318
boilers on which pressure was reduced  13
boilers unsafe without extensive repairs  2
boilers repaired under Inspector's directions  13
* boilers considered unfit for further use  1
investigations  1
inspections completed  326
Total horse-power of boilers inspected  15,191
Number of defects observed as per summary  778
Number of defects considered dangerous  336
Inspection fees earned     $2,932 .30
Inspection fees collected     $2,848.10
Miles travelled by the Inspector  10,689
Letters inward  752
Letters outward  685
Telegrams inward      1
Boilers taken out of service  3 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 13
Summary of defects observed.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers with safety-valves overloaded	
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction .
Boilers without pressure-gauges	
Pressure-gauges inoperative	
Pressure-gauges defective	
Cases of defective stays	
ii      loose stays or braces	
Defective settings	
Boilers with laminated plates	
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets	
ii      internal  corrosion	
n       scale or encrustation	
n       external corrosion	
it      defective tubes	
ii      defective feed-water arrangement	
Serious leakage around tube-ends	
Serious leakage in rivet-joints.
Number.
1
16
2
17
54
1
1
43
3
33
44
51
52
20
12
24
6
Defective blow-ofi' pipes or cocks        115
Defective water-gauges  3
Broken blow-off pipes or cocks	
Water-columns without blow-outs	
Boilers low at front end	
Cases of serious leakage of fittings	
Number of hand-holes, doors having bolts and dogs burned off	
Defects in engines	
Cases of defective steam-pipes ,	
Unclassified defects	
Totals
6
18
33
4
16
24
171
Dangerous.
i
2
7
28
1
1
26
3
20
9
14
6
4
9
12
4
71
8
18
9
14
55
78
336
_ Remarks.
Inspected four boilers for Provincial Government, fees amounting to $31.25, which are
credited to the earnings.
Geo. C. McGowan,
Inspector of Steam-boilers, District A.
Inspector's Report,  District A.
New Westminster, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
John Peck, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit herewith my report for the year 1914.
Twelve new boilers have been built under my supervision during the year. Each plate
was tested, only three plates being rejected as unfit for boiler-construction. The boilers were
all inspected before the riveting was started, and when completed all were subjected to the
hydrostatic test.
The Imperial Oil Company has erected a large plant at loco, consisting of three 78 inches
by 18 feet return-tubular boilers, large oil-stills, oil-tanks, and necessary steam- and oil-pipe
lines. M 14 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
I inspected and calculated the strength of twenty-nine oil-tanks at the Imperial Oil
Company's plant at loco. These tanks range from 10 feet diameter by 10 feet high up to 115
feet diameter by 35 feet high. This work was done for the Attorney-General's Department,
and consequently no fees were charged.
I made a few inspections of steam plants, the rest of my time being employed in examining
and calculating new designs for boilers, pipe plans, and boiler settings, making test on boiler
fittings, and examinations of engineers.
Appended you will find tabulated report of work in detail.
Trusting that this report meets with your approbation,
I have, etc.,
A. S. Bennett,
Inspector, District A.
Summary of Work done in District A in 1914.
Number of drawings and specifications calculated for new boilers     .... 201
boiler-plates inspected       64
boiler-plates rejected  3
boilers built under* inspection in British Columbia  12
boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada  9
boilers unclassified (oil-stills)  4
first inspections  21
inspections, external and internal  33
external inspections only  4
special irrspections after repairs  1
visits in addition to inspections  6
boilers subjected to hydrostatic test  33
boilers on which pressure was reduced	
boilers repaired under Inspector's directions     1
accidents to boilers      1
investigations  1
inspections completed  33
Total horse-power of boilers inspected    .... 1,351
Number of defects observed as per summary •  10
Number of defects considered dangerous  1
Inspection fees earned        $284.85
Inspection fees collected              $180 . 45
Miles travelled by the Inspector      675
Letters inward  38
Letters outward ,  56
2
Work done for other Districts.
Twelve new return-tube boilers were built during the year under my supervision.    The
final inspection of eleven of them was made by other Inspectors and the fees collected by them.
Summary of- Defects observed.
Nature of Defects. Number. Dangerous.
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction  1
Pressure-gauges defective  3
Boilers with blistersd plates      1
Cases of internal corrosion ,  2
ii     scale or encrustation  1
ii      external corrosion ,  2
Totals         10 1
A. S. Bennett,
Inspector of Steam-boilers, District A. 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 15
Summary of Total Work done* in District A in 1914.
Number of drawings and specifications calculated for new boilers .
boiler-plates inspected	
boiler-plates rejected	
boilers built under inspection in British Columbia....
boilers built under* inspection in Eastern Canada	
boilers built in Eastern Canada not under inspection. .
new boilers inspected built in United States	
new boilers inspected built in British Columbia	
new boilers inspected (total)	
boilers imported from United States (second-hand).. . .
boilers unclassified	
first inspections	
inspections, external and internal	
internal inspections only	
external inspections only   	
special inspection after repairs	
visits in addition to inspections	
boilers subjected to hydrostatic test. .   	
boilers on which pressure was reduced	
boilers unsafe without extensive repairs     	
boilers repaired under Inspector's directions	
boilers considered unfit for further use	
accidents to engines and boilers.
investigations.
inspections completed	
Total horse-power of boilers inspected	
Number of defects observed as per summary.
Number of defects considered dangerous. . . .
Inspection fees earned	
Inspection fees collected	
Miles travelled by the Inspector	
Letters inward ....    	
Boilers taken out of service	
357
163
3
12
12
2
5
17
27
1
7
52
631
q
13
70
235
620
21
5
37
2
10
5
640
27,000
1,219
364
$5,338.70
$4,760.45
17,631
1,101
11
Summary of Total Defects observed.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers with safety-valves overloaded   	
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction.
Boilers without pressure-gauges	
Pressure-gauges inoperative	
Pressure-gauges defective	
Cases of defective stays	
ii broken rivets	
ii broken stays or braces	
ii loose stays or braces	
Defective settings	
Boilers with fractured plates	
ii laminated plates	
ii burned plates	
ii blistered plates	
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets	
internal corrosion	
scale or encrustation	
internal grooving   	
external corrosion	
defective tubes	
Number.
1
21
2
19
91
1
1
2
7
65
19
6
1
2
66
81
95
10
110
24
Dangerous.
8
2
7
30
1
3
28
5
4
2
23
9
14
'7
4 M 16
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
Summary of Total Defects observed.—Concluded.
Nature of Defects. Number,
Cases of defective feed-water arrangement  12
Serious leake around tube-ends  32
Serious leakage in rivet-joints  6
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks   130
Defective water-gauges  6
Brftken blow-off pipes or cocks  9
Water-columns without blow-outs  16
Cases of broken test-cocks  77
Connections to water-columns without valves  7
Boilers without fusible plugs  8
Boilers low at front end ,  36
Cases of serious leakage of fittings  33
Number of hand-holes, doors having bolts and dogs burned off.  4
Defects in engines  20
Cases of defective steam-pipes  28
Unclassified defects  171
Dangerous.
9
15
4
73
1
9
9
15
55
Totals     1,219
364
John Downie,
John D.  Kay,
Geoge C. McGown,
A. S. Bennett,
Inspectors of Steam-boilers, District A.
Senior Inspector's Report, District B.
Victoria, B.C., January 4th,
John Peck, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B. C.
1915.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit the following report, covering the general supervision
of the inspection of steam plants and examination of engineers in this district during the
past year:—
Examinations have been held in the Victoria office each month during 1914 and tri-
monthly at Nanaimo. For the convenience of candidates for engineers' certificates, examinations were arranged to be held at Cumberland, Prince Rupert, Atlin, Fort Fraser, Shushartie
Bay, and other outlying points. The total number examined for the various grades was 256,
of which 195 passed and sixty-one failed.
My colleagues, Inspectors Duckitt and Clark, and I made 881 inspections and put the
hydrostatic test on 826 boilers, after which they were again closely surveyed. Some 336 visits
were made, and a total of 18,200 miles travelled by us.
The number of new steam plants installed was thirty-eight, which is a decrease in number
of thirty-five for 1914 as compared with 1913.
The main feature of importance was the changing of power from steam to hydro-electric
by the Canadian Collieries, Limited, at their Cumberland mines. This put some thirty-five
boilers out of use. The majority of these were old boilers which had seen many years of hard
service and were unfit for further use. A few, of more recent construction and type, were sold
to other steam-users and removed to new sites. 5 Geo. 5 British Columbia. M 17
A considerable number of contractors' steam plants used in railway-construction in the
north, having completed their' work, have been withdrawn from this district, thus lightening
the work east of Prince Rupert for the present, but the numerous small towns will gradually
give more work, as mills, lighting plants, etc., are being installed along this important railway
belt.
The lumber-mills and logging camps have not been so busy during the past year, and in
consequence the logging camps give us fewer steam plants to survey.
Notwithstanding the increased use of oil-fuel, most of the coal-mines have been quite busy,
and there has been little difference in our work in that direction.
There have been no very serious accidents reported. All were of a minor nature, and
slight harm was sustained to persons or property.
Those I personally investigated : At steam plant No. 1581b, where the engineer was
slightly burned by the flame from oil-fuel backing out of the furnace-door, caused by the
accidental closing of the damper in uptake by another person working near the boiler.
Another accident was at steam plant No. 232b, where a 10-inch "tee" corroded half-way
around the flange-root, causing a fracture. Steam was shut off and no further damage done.
An old contractional strain caused this fracture, as steam-pipes were in good alignment and
were under no other strain.
Another accident, resulting in a slight injury to the person, was at steam plant No. 1484b,
where the engineer had turned the oil-spray too low, so that the flame was extinguished
unawares ; yet sufficient oil leaked out, and falling on the hot bricks gasified and became
reignited, causing an explosion, blowing down the fire-door, cutting the engineer oir the forehead, and burning his face.
There have been but few infractions of the "Inspection Act," and these were properly
dealt with.
Those I gave personal attention to were : Steam plant No. 1753b, where the manager
was fined for not having a properly certificated engineer in charge. The other two cases I had
to take proceedings against were at steam plants Nos. 1395b and 1528b respectively, where
again no properly certificated engineers were in charge.
Numerous complaints of non-observance of the " Inspection Act" were reported, but this
office, upon investigation, generally proved that the informants had been wrongly appraised of
the conditions prevailing.
I am pleased to report that in this wide-flung district close attention to the requirements
of the Department have been complied with by both steam-users and engineers.
Acknowledging with pleasure the efficient and satisfactory assistance of the Junior
Inspectors attached to this district and the generally courteous assistance of the steam-plant
owners in facilitating the carrying-out of our' duties.
I have, etc.,
S. ^Baxter,
Senior Inspector, District B.
Engineers' Examinations.
Number of applications for examinations .       !  51
Number- of applications for re-examination  24
Number* of applications approved  30
Examination fees $100 .00
Result of  Examinations.
Class.                                No. examined. Passed. Failed.
Second    13   8   5
Third  63   48   15
Fourth  123   84   39
Temporary     20   20 	
Special heating  36   35   1
Special logging  5   4   1
Totals      260 199 61 M 18
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
Remarks.
Examinations were held every month in the Victoria office and tri-monthly at Nanaimo;
also at Prince Rupert and other northern points as far east as Fort Fraser and north to Atlin.
Summary of Work done in District B in 1914.
Number of boiler-plates inspected	
boilers built under inspection in British Columbia.
boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada   .
new boilers inspected (total)	
boilers imported from United States (second-hand)
boilers unclassified	
first inspections     ...
inspections, external and internal	
external inspections only	
special inspections after repairs	
visits in addition to inspections	
boilers subjected to hydrostatic test	
boilers on which pressure was reduced	
boilers unsafe without extensive repairs	
boilers repaired under Inspector's directions    	
boilers considered unfit for further use	
accidents to engines and boilers	
accidents resulting in personal injury (not fatal)   . .
investigations	
inspections completed	
Total horse-power of boilers inspected	
Number of defects observed as per summary	
Number of defects considered dangerous	
Inspection fees earned     	
Inspection fees collected    	
Miles travelled hy the Inspector	
Letters inward	
Letters outward	
Telegrams inward	
Telegrams outward ,	
Boilers taken out of service	
34
24
7
31
12
6
57
249
14
13
239
264
9
11
16
19
3
2
3
260
11,282
156
30
609.60
607.65
6,326
2,573
3,311
29
22
36
Work done for other Districts.
Two boilers built under inspection and tested, then sent to District D.
Work done by other Inspectors for this district.
Ten boilers inspected by District D and sent to this district.
Summary of Defects observed.
iber.
1
Nature of Defects. Nur
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction	
Pressure-gauges inoperative  3
Pressure-gauges defective  20
Cases of defective stays  2
ii      broken stays or braces          .... 2
Defective settings  5'
Boilers with fractured plates  6
ii         burned plates ,  1
ii         blistered plates  1
Dangerous.
9 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 19
Summary of Defects observed.—Concluded.
Nature of Defects.
Cases of internal corrosion	
ii      internal grooving ,	
ii      external corrosion	
ii     defective tubes	
ii      defective feed-water arrangement	
Serious leakage around tube-ends	
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks	
Water-columns without blow-outs	
Cases of broken test-cocks	
Connections to water-columns without valves	
Boilers without fusible plugs	
Boilers low at front end	
Number of hand-holes, doors having bolts and dogs burned off.
Cases of defective steam-pipes	
Unclassified defects	
Totals
Number-
1
2
11
10
10
17
2
1
29
1
23
3
1
1
3
Dangerous.
1
156
30
S. Baxter,
Senior Inspector of Steam-boilers, District B.
Inspector's Report, District B.
Victoria, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
John Peck, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit my report for the year ending December 31st, 1914.
During the year I have assisted with examinations irr Victoria, Nanaimo, Cumberland,
Prince Rupert, and also held examinations in Fort Fraser and various camps on the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway.
The remainder of the year was occupied with inspections on Vancouver Island, some of
the adjacent islands, Prince Rupert, and along the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway as far as Fort
Fraser, and the canneries on the Skeena River.
Most of the steam plants inspected by me were found in a satisfactory condition and well
looked after, and most of the defects were of a minor nature.
One safety-valve was found to be inoperative. This was on a steam-heating plant that
had not been previously inspected.
Two boilers were condemned as unfit for further use, and the working pressure was
reduced on sixteen boilers.
All minor defects are given in the tabulated report.
Trusting this report will meet with your approval,
I have, etc.,
L Duckitt,
Inspector, District B. M 20
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery',
1915
Summary of Work done in District B in 1914.
Number of boiler-plates inspected  8
boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada  4
new boilers inspected built in United States     4
new boilers inspected (total)  5
boilers imported from Eastern Canada (second-hand)      16
boilers unclassified  17
first inspections  25
inspections, external and internal  304
external inspections only  36
special inspections after repairs  1
visits in addition to inspections  72
boilers subjected to hydrostatic test  270
boilers on which pressure was reduced  16
boilers repaired under Inspector's directions  4
boilers considered unfit for further use  2
inspections completed       340
Total horse-power of boilers inspected  10,917
Number of defects observed as per summary ,  139
Number of defects considered dangerous  15
Inspection fees earned     $2,466 . 90
Inspection fees collected         $2,774. 85
Miles travelled by the Inspector  4,732
Boilers taken out of service  2
Summary of Defects observed.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers with safety-valves inoperative	
Pressure-gauges inoperative	
Pressure-gauges defective	
Cases of broken stays or braces	
ii      loose stays or braces   	
Boilers with fractured plates	
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets	
internal corrosion	
scale or encrustation	
internal grooving	
external corrosion	
defective tubes	
defective feed water arrangement.
Serious leakage around tube-ends	
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks	
Defective water-gauges	
Furnaces out of shape	
Boilers without fusible plugs	
Boilers low at front end	
Cases of serious leakage of fittings	
Cases of defective steam-pipes	
Number.
1
13
46
4
2
4
2
12
1
3
10
8
Totals
139
Dangerous.
1
10
15
L.   DuCKITT,
Inspector of Steam-boilers, District B. Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 21
Inspector's Report,  District B.
Victoria, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
John Peck, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour* to submit to you my report for the year 1914.
During the past year I have inspected many of the steam plants along the E. & N. Railway and on the west coast and north of Vancouver* Island.
During the months of May, June, and July I was operating along the coast of the
Mainland, making inspections from Smith's Inlet up to Stewart; and also the steam plants
which were operating on Queen Charlotte Islands.
In three cases—Granby Bay Mining Company, the Pacific Coast Coal Company of
Suquash, and the Port Hardy Lumber Company—I found that section 63 of our Act was not
being observed, and in every case the companies were prosecuted and convictions secured.
In the great majority of cases the inspections were quite satisfactory, but I found a great
deal of trouble in convincing owners that before the inspection of a locomotive boiler can be
considered complete it must be examined internally, and the longitudinal seam laid bare when
the hydrostatic test is being apjalied.    Sometimes, too, it is not easy to apply the hydrostatic test.
The enclosed tabulated report shows in detail the nature and extent of work done.
Trusting that this report meets with your approval,
I have, etc.,
John Clark, Inspector, District B.
Summary of Work done in District B. in 1914.
  5
  281
  7
  3
  5
  253
 ,  5
Number of first inspections	
ii inspections, external and internal	
ii external inspections only	
ii special inspections after repairs	
ii visits in addition to inspections	
ii boilers subjected to hydrostatic test	
ii boilers on which pressure was reduced	
ii boilers unsafe without extensive repairs ....
ii boilers repaired under Inspector's directions
ii boilers considered unfit for further use	
n investigations	
ii inspections completed	
Total horse-power of boilers inspected	
Number of defects observed as per summary	
Number of defects considered dangerous	
Inspection fees earned	
Inspection fees collected	
Miles travelled by the Inspector	
Boilers taken out of service	
Summary of Defects observed.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers with safety-valves overloaded	
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction
Pressure-gauges inoperative. . . .'	
Pressure-gauges defective	
Cases of defective stays	
ii      broken rivets     	
ii     defective riveting	
ii      broken stays or braces	
ii      loose stays or braces	
Defective settings	
Boilers with fractured plates	
ii        burned plates	
Number.
4
4
3
59
33
4
4
8
2
16
9
3
1
3
5
260
14,225.4
391
13
752,573.05
|2,724.00
7,131
3
Dangerous. M 22
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
SuiMmary of Defects observed.—Concluded.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers with blistered plates	
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets	
ii      internal corrosion    	
n      scale or encrustation	
ii      internal grooving	
ii      external corrosion	
ii      defective tubes	
Serious leakage around tube-ends	
Serious leakage in rivet-joints	
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks	
Defective water-gauges	
Water-columns without blow-outs	
Cases of broken test-cocks	
Connections to water-columns without valves	
Neutral sheets improperly stayed	
Boilers without fusible plugs	
Boilers low at front end	
Number of hand-holes, doors having bolts aird dogs burned off.
Number.
2
8
43
49
3
22
14
18
9
5
2
1
29
4
3
10
12
5
Dangerous.
1
Totals
13
      388
John Clark,
Inspector of Steam-boilers, District B
Summary of Total Work done in District B in 1914.
Number of boiler-plates inspected	
ii boilers built under inspection in British Columbia	
ii boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada	
n new boilers inspected built in United States	
ii new boilers inspected (total)	
ii boilers imported from Eastern Canada (second-hand)	
ii boilers imported from United States (second-hand)	
ii boilers unclassified	
ii first inspections	
ii inspections, external and internal	
ii external inspections only	
ii special inspections after repairs	
ii visits in addition to inspections	
ii boilers subjected to hydrostatic test	
ii boilers on which pressure was reduced	
ii boilers unsafe without extensive repairs	
n boilers repaired under Inspector's directions.. . ,	
n boilers considered unfit for* further use	
ii accidents to engines and boilers	
ii accidents resulting in personal injury (not fatal)	
ii investigations    	
ii inspections completed	
Total horse-power of boilers inspected	
Number of defects observed as per summary :	
Number of defects considered dangerous	
Inspection fees earned •	
Inspection fees collected 	
Miles travelled by the Inspector	
Letters inward	
Letters outward	
Telegrams inward	
Telegrams outward	
Boilers taken out of service '	
42
24
11
4
36
16
12
23
87
834
57
17
316
787
30
19
21
24
3
2
8
860
36,424
686
58
,421.15
,106.50
18,189
2,573
3,311
29
22
38 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 23
Summary of Total Defects observed.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers with safety-valves inoperative	
Boilers with safety-valves overloaded	
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction	
Pressure-gauges inoperative   	
Pressure-gauges defective	
Cases of defective stays	
ii      broken rivets   	
ii      defective riveting	
ii       broken stays or braces	
ii      loose stays or braces   	
ii       defective settings	
Boilers with fractured plates	
ii burned plates     	
ii blistered plates	
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets	
ii      internal corrosion	
it      scale or encrustation	
ii      internal grooving	
ii      external corrosion	
ii      defective tubes	
ii       defective feed-water arrangement	
Serious leakage around tube-ends	
Serious leakage irr rivet-joints	
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks	
Defective water-gauges	
Water-columns without blow-outs	
Cases of broken test-cocks	
Connections to water-columns without valves	
Neutral sheets improperly stayed	
Furnaces out of shape	
Boilers without fusible plugs	
Boilers low at front end	
Cases of serious leakage of fittings	
Number of hand-holes, doors having bolts and dogs burned off ....
Cases of defective steam-pipes	
Unclassified defects ....    	
N
Totals .
umber.
1
4
5
19
125
35
4
4
14
4
21
19
4
3
10
56
50
8
43
32
13
44
9
9
6
2
58
5
3
6
36
17
3
6
2
3
Dangerous.
1
15
3
1
58
       683
S.   BilXTER,
L. Duckitt,
Jno. Clark,
Inspectors of Steam-boilers, District B.
Inspector's Report,  District C.
Nelson, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
John Peck, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit the following report for the year ending December
31st, 1914:^
The work in this district has been much the same as in the former years, and there have
been no serious accidents. Many of the plants were closed down early in the year, but in
some cases the planing-mills have been kept in operation. Many of the plants have been
moved further from the railways, and this makes the inspection more expensive and occupies
more time. M 24 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
The only accident resulting in personal injury occurred on plant No. 45, where the
engineer was scalded by water flying back from the large pipe which he had placed over the
blow-off.
Nearly all the second-hand boilers imported from the United States were used on railway-
work in the Princeton District and on the Kootenay Central Railway in East Kootenay.
Engineers' examinatiorrs were held in the different centres in the district, but on account
of the men leaving the district when the plants closed quite a number did not appear for
examination when notified.
Appended you will find tabulated statement for the year.
I have, etc., *
Andrew Sutherland,
Inspector, District C.
Result of   Examinations.
Class. No. examined.
Second        8
Third      21     ...
Fourth      35
Temporary  .            1
Passed.
Faile
2
6
17
4
23     	
..     12
1
Totals      65 43 22
Remarks.
Applications on file in my office : Second class, 6 ; third class, 4 ; fourth class, 12 ; special
logging-donkey, 2.
Of the second-class candidates, three have been notified to appear for examination on two
occasions and the other three have been notified once. All of third-class applicants have been
notified to appear, as well as eight of the fourth class.
Summary of Work done in District C in 1914.
Number of boilers built under* inspection in Eastern Canada ,  4
ii          boilers built in Eastern Canada not under inspection  1
ii          new boilers inspected built in United States  2
ii          new boilers inspected (total)       7
ii          boilers imported from United States (second-hand)  17
ii           boilers unclassified  5
ii           first inspections  29
ii           inspections, external and internal  249
ii           internal inspections only  2
ii          special inspections after repairs  11
ii          visits in addition to inspections  152
ii          boilers subjected to hydrostatic test  239
ii          boilers on which pressure was reduced  18
ii          boilers unsafe without extensive repairs  4
ii          boilers repaired under Inspector's directions  10
ii          accidents to engines and boilers  4
ii          accidents resulting in personal injury (not fatal)  1
ii          investigations  1
ii          inspections completed  251
Total horse-power of boilers inspected  15,651
Number of defects observed as per summary  511
Number of defects considered dangerous   23
Inspection fees earned          $2,598. 77
Inspection fees collected  . $2,031. 98
Miles travelled by the Inspector  7,903
Letters inward  276
Letters outward  315
Telegrams inward  26
Telegrams outward  22 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 25
Summary of Defects observed.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction.
Pressure-gauges defective	
Cases of insufficient staying or bracing	
ii     defective stays	
ii      broken rivets  . . . .
n      broken stays or braces  . .
11      loose stays or braces	
Boilers damaged by low water	
Defective settings	
Boilers with fractured plates	
ii burned plates	
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets	
ii      internal corrosion	
ii      scale or* encrustation	
ii      external corrosion	
ii      defective tubes	
ii     defective feed-water arrangement	
ii      broken feed-valves	
Serious leakage around tube-ends	
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks	
Defective water-gauges     ....    	
Water-columns without blow-outs	
Cases of broken test-cocks ,	
Connections to water-columns without valves	
Neutral sheets not stayed	
Neutral sheets improperly stayed	
Furnaces out of shape	
Boilers without fusible plugs    ....    	
Boilers low at front end ...   	
Cases of serious leakage of fittings	
Defects in engines	
Boilers without stop-valves	
Cases of defective steam-pipes	
N
Totals.
umber.
9
52
11
12
4
7
11
2
23
2
10
42
7
56
13
6
15
1
33
31
8
2
64
6
5
4
5
16
30
6
4
5
9
511
Dangerous.
3
3
22
Andrew Sutherland,
Inspector of Steam-boilers, District C.
Senior Inspector's   Report, District D.
Vancouver, B.C., January 4th,  1915.
John Peek, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit the annual report of work done in this district for the
year ending 1914.
The tabulated statement appended shows the total work done in the way of inspections
and examinations.
I have been engaged mostly on examinations and office-work.
I have, etc.,
Geo. 0. Madigan,
Senior Inspector, District D. M 26
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
Class.
Results of Examinations.
No. examined.
Second  13
Third  49
Fourth  92
Temporary  102
Special heating .     51
Special logging-locomotive.  1
Special logging-donkey     ... 16
Special creamery  2
Totals    326
Passed.
7
28
50
102
47
10
1
245
Failed.
6
21
42
4
1
6
1
81
Summary of Total Work done in District D in 1914.
Number of boiler-plates inspected	
boilers built under inspection in British Columbia . . .
boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada
boilers built in Eastern Canada not under inspection.
new boilers inspected built in United States	
new boilers inspected built in British Columbia	
new boilers inspected built in Great Britain   	
new boilers inspected (total)	
boilers imported from Eastern Canada (second-hand).
boilers imported from United States (second-hand) . .
boilers unclassified	
first inspections	
inspections, external and internal. .   	
internal inspections only	
external inspections only	
special inspections after repairs	
visits in addition to inspections	
boilers subjected to hydrostatic test	
boilers on which pressure was reduced	
boilers urrsafe without extensive repairs   	
boilers repaired under Inspector's directions	
boilers considered unfit for further use	
accidents to engirres and boilers     	
accidents resulting in personal injury (not fatal)	
accidents resulting in personal injury (fatal)	
investigations	
inspections completed	
Total horse-power of boilers inspected	
Number of defects observed as per summary	
Number of defects considered dangerous	
Inspection fees earned	
Inspection fees collected	
Miles travelled by the Inspector	
Letters inward	
Letters outward	
Telegrams inward	
Telegrams outward ,	
76
15
20
14
9
3
2
54
1
3
8
77
936
7
91
23
581
944
12
6
6
1
2
3
1
4
1,088
33,114
832
111
19,544.70
£8,168.90
9,004
2,194
3,028
9
10 5 Geo.
British Columbia.
M 27
Summary of Total Defects observed.
Nature of Defects. Number.
Boilers with safety-valves of insufficient area  7
Boilers without safety-valves  1
Boilers with safety-valves inoperative  1
Boilers with safety-valves overloaded  17
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction  16
Pressure-gauges defective  95
Cases of defective stays ,  10
ii      broken rivets  1
ii      defective riveting  9
ii       broken stays or braces  21
ii      loose stays or braces .  14
Boilers damaged by low water  2
Defective settings    5
Boilers with fractured plates  20
ii         laminated plates  4
ii         burned plates      4
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets  47
ii       internal corrosion  66
ii       scale or encrustation  45
ii      internal grooving  4
ii       external corrosion  35
n      defective tubes  27
Serious leakage around tube-ends  70
Serious leakage in rivet-joints     19
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks  22
Defective water-gauges  14
Broken blow-off pipes or cocks  7
Water-columns without blow-outs  4
Cases of broken test-cocks  51
Connections to water-columns without valves  3
Furnaces out of shape  1
Boilers without fusible-plugs  4
Boilers low at froirt end  15
Cases of serious leakage of fittings  40
Number of hand-holes, doors having bolts and dogs burned off  1
Boilers with bad-fitting hand-holes  3
Boiler's without stop-valves  1
Cases of defective steam-pipes  3
Unclassified defects .       123
Totals  832
Dangerous.
3
1
5
4
42
1
1
4
111
Geo. O. Madigan,
Percy A. Goepel,
F. Bath,
F. Biggam,
Inspectors of Steam-boilers, District D. M 28 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
Inspector's Report, District D.
Vancouver, B.C., January 4th, 1914.
John Peck, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I beg herewith to submit my report for the year ending December, 1914.
The year just passed has not differed materially from that of 1913 with respect to fees earned
and collected. There is a slight decrease, however, which was to be expected from the
prevailing conditions. The chief difference to be noted between this and past years is due to
the explosion of two boilers, being the first explosions, as far* as the records show, that have
ever taken place in this district. A log-haul boiler at Fraser & Macaulay's camp blew up,
injuring the fireman and engineer, neither being seriously hurt. The other was a cast-iron
heating-boiler owned by the proprietors of the building occupied by the " Oriental Rooms " (a
Japanese rooming-house), situated on Powell Street. This exposion caused the death of one
Japanese and seriously injured a second who was assisting him at the time to get steam up on
the boiler in question. As this boiler had only a few hours previously been subjected to
the hydrostatic test (the blank flanges were still in and the safety-valve opening plug), a
catasthrophe of this kind would naturally be expected. At the inquest evidence was given
by the partner of the deceased, who stated that. he had warned his companion on no account
to touch the boiler. A regular qualified engineer had been appointed, but he was not to take
charge until after the steam-fitter had put the boiler back in its proper shape. Photographs
were taken at your request and are now in your hands.
Next in importance to these accidents was the damage to the boiler in the new police
quarters, bagging the plate and necessitating several rivets to be put in the girth-seam to stop
the leaking which took place. Examination showed large banks of oil and sandy matter piled
up on the seam over the fire at the centre of boiler. A large amount of this sediment was
found over seam at rear head. The shell was also found bagged. Various causes were given
as to the way the oil got into the boiler. One cause urged strongly was that the crude oil had
backed up the steam-pipe to burner and along the main steam-pipe to boiler, through the
stop-valve into the boiler*. While there was a possibility under certain circumstances that
this could happen, it did not appear reasonable. First, because the oil and sediment were
in a large bank in two distinct places, the heaviest points being at the bottom of the boiler*
not far from a feed-inlet pipe; and, second, because the- exhaust side of the line (the pumps
discharge into the L. P. side) was found to have a steam separator (through which their
exhaust must pass on its way to the radiators) blocked up and the trap connecting it to the
sewer in a similar* condition. A share of the oil was no doubt due to the two very large
lubricators used on two pumps which exhausted into the heating-line. The balance of the
greasy matter appeared to be composed of graphite, used by steam-fitters, and fine sand brought
to the boiler through the feed-line, and deposited in the manner explained by the position of
the internal feed-pipe.    This plant had only been operating a few weeks when the trouble arose.
Another plant was injured in a similar manner at Douglas Lodge, but in a lesser degree,
through a defective steam separator and trap. These accidents, while they do not endanger
life to any great extent, show that the engineer in charge must be particularly careful,
especially when this type of plant is new and being operated for the first time.
Another accident happened to a digester- at Mill Creek. The acid penetrated the lining
of the digester- in a very short time, damaging the shell (over 1 inch thick) so badly that it
was found necessary to reduce the pressure until such times as a proper repair could be made.
I might, in conclusion, say that we are all sorry indeed that Mr. Madigan has been
obliged through illness to leave us temporarily, and we are all looking forward to his return in
a condition of health better than ever before.
The thanks of this office are also due to you, sir, for your kindly assistance and help,
always so freely given, in solving the many points which arise from time to time in the course
of our day's work.
I have, etc.,
P. A. Goepel,
Inspector, District D. 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
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Summary of Work done in District D in 1914.
Number of boiler-plates inspected  23
ii          boilers built under inspection in British Columbia  8
ii          boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada  14
ii          boilers built irr Eastern Canada not under inspection  10
ii          new boilers inspected built in United States  3
ii          new boilers inspected built in British Columbia  3
ii          new boilers inspected (total) ,  38
ii          boilers imported from Eastern Canada (second-hand)  1
ii          boilers imported from United States (second-hand)  2
i.          boilers unclassified  5
ii          first inspections     46
ii          inspections, external and internal  349
ii          internal inspections only  3
ii          external inspections only  11
ii          special inspections after repairs  10
ii          visits in addition to inspections     ... 199
ii          boilers subjected to hydrostatic test  335
ii          boilers on which pressure was reduced  4
ii          boilers unsafe without extensive repairs  5
i.          boilers repaired under Inspector's directions  5
n accidents resulting in personal injury (C. I. boiler exploded—1  killed,
1 injured)
ii          investigations  2
ii          inspections completed  338
Total horse-power of boilers inspected     16,370.25
Number of defects observed as per summary  292
Number of defects considered dangerous  46
Inspection fees earned     $2,804 80
Inspection fees collected     $2,820.70
Miles travelled by the Inspector  2,500
Telegrams inward  1
Telegrams outward  1
Summary of Defects observed.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers without safety-valves	
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction .
Pressure-gauges defective	
Cases of defective stays	
ii     broken rivets	
n     defective riveting	
n     loose stays or braces	
Boilers damaged by low water. . .	
Boilers with f ractured plates	
ii laminated plates	
ii burned plates	
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets '.	
ii     internal corrosion	
ii     scale or encrustation  . . .
ii     internal grooving	
ii     external corrosion	
ii     defective tubes   	
Serious leakage around tube-ends	
Serious leakage in rivet-joints     .	
Defective water-gauges    	
Broken blow-off pipes or cocks	
Water-columns without blow-outs	
rmber.
Dangerous
1
1
3     . .
2
23     . .
4
1     ..
1     . .
1
7     ..
1
3     ..
1     . .
3     ..
1
2
3     . .
2
41     ..
3
14     ,.
1
32     ..
1
3     ..
1
19     ..
5
14     ..
1
16     ..
2
13     ..
5
5
1
3     ..
3     ..
2 M 30
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
SuMiMAry of Defects observed.—Concluded.
Nature of Defects. Number
Cases of broken test-cocks     17
Furnaces out of shape  1
Boilers low at front end  7
Cases of serious leakage of fittings     37
Boilers without good-fitting hand-holes  2
Cases of defective steam-pipes   2
Unclassified defects      15
Totals  292
Dangerous.
2
1
1
3
46
Percy A. Goepel,
Inspector of Stearin-boilers, District D.
Inspector's Report,   District D.
John Peck, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery,
Vancouver, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to forward you my report of work done during the past year.
The majority of inspections carried out by me took place outside of Vancouver, 109
independent.power plants being visited, ninety-four of which were logging camps operating
293 log-hauls ; the remaining fifteen camps were located in various industries and contained
forty-one boilers. With the exception of nine camps, the cruiser " Adanac " was used for the
purpose of reaching them, the total distance covered by the launch being 2,995 miles.
The majority of logging-camp boilers was found to be in a satisfactory condition, and no
trouble was experienced with regard to unlicensed engineers operating them ; this being no
doubt due to the fact that the logging industry was very quiet during the past year, and that
the supply of engineers exceed the demand.
Fourteen log-haul boilers were found to be carrying an excess pressure varying from 10
to 35 K>., some cases being, I believe, reported to you by Mr. Madigan.
In so far as I could ascertain, fifty-five logging-boilers were not inspected for various
reasons; in most cases they were not being operated.
I regret to say that one log-haul boiler exploded in a camp near the head of Jervis Inlet,
an investigation of which was undertaken by yourself.
The tabulated report will serve to inform you of the full extent of work done, together
with the number of defects encountered, a perusal of which I trust you will find satisfactory.
I have, etc.,
F. Bath,
Inspector, District D.
Summary of Work done in.District D in 1914.
Number of boiler-plates inspected	
boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada
boilers built in Eastern Canada not under inspection.
new boilers inspected built in United States	
new boilers inspected built in British Isles	
new boilers inspected (total)	
boilers imported from United States (second-hand). . .
first inspections	
inspections, external and internal	
internal inspections only	
10
1
4
1
2
8
1
9
378
1 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 31
Summary of Work done in District D in 1914.—Concluded.
Number of external inspections only	
special inspections after repairs	
visits in addition to inspections   	
boilers subjected to hydrostatic test	
boilers on which pressure was reduced	
boilers unsafe without extensive repairs	
boilers repaired under Inspector's directions
boilers considered unfit for further use	
accidents to engines and boilers	
accidents resulting in personal injury (not fatal).
investigations	
inspections completed	
Total horse-power of boilers inspected	
Number of defects observed as per summary	
Number of defects considered dangerous.	
Inspection fees earned   	
Miles travelled by the Inspector	
49
1
51
339
4
1
1
1
2
1
1
416
15,125
203
11
,049.10
4,444
Summary of Defects observed.
Nature of Defects. Number. Dangerous.
Boilers without safety-valves insufficient in area       4
Boilers with safety-valves inoperative  1
Boilers with safety-valves overloaded  14
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction  13
Pressure-gauges defective  32
Cases of broken stays or braces  20
ii      loose stays or braces  5
Boilers damaged by low water  1
Defective settings  1
Boilers with fractured plates  9
ii         laminated plates  1
H         burned plates  1
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets      1
ii      internal corrosion  3
ii      external corrosion  12
ii      defective tubes   ...      1
Serious leakage around tube-ends  40
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks  19
Defective water-gauges     1
Broken blow-off pipes or cocks   2
Cases of broken test-cocks  8
Connections to water-columns without valves  2
Boilers without fusible plugs      2
Boilers low at front end  3
Cases of serious leakage of fittings  3
Number of hand-holes, doors having bolts and dogs burned off  1
Boilers without stop-valves  1
Unclassified defects  2
Totals  203                 11
F. Bath,
Inspector of Steam-boilers, District D. M 32
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
Inspector's. Report, District D.
Vancouver, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
John Peek, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to hand you my report for the past year's work, 1914.
Nothing especially worthy of discussion has come under my personal notice.    The enclosed
tabulated statement shows in detail the work done, which I hope will meet with your approval..
I have, etc.,
Fred Biggam,
Inspector, District, D.
Summary of Work done in District D in 1914.
Number of boiler-plates inspected	
H boilers built under inspection in British Columbia	
ii boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada	
it new boilers inspected built in United States	
H new boilers inspected (total)	
ii boilers   unclassified	
ii first inspections	
ii inspections, external and internal	
ii internal inspections only     	
ii external inspections only	
ii special inspections after repairs	
ii visits in addition to inspections	
ii boilers subjected to hydrostatic test	
ii boilers on which pressure was reduced    	
ii inspections completed	
Total horse-power of boilers inspected	
Number of defects observed as per summary	
Number* of defects considered dangerous	
Inspection fees earned   	
Inspection fees collected	
Miles travelled by the Inspector	
Summary of Defects observed.
Nature of Defects.
Boilers with safety-valves, small in area	
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction  .
Pressure-gauges defective	
Cases of defective stays	
ii     defective riveting	
ii     broken stays or braces	
ii     loose stays or braces	
Defective settings	
Boilers with fractured plates	
ii with laminated plates	
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets	
internal corrosion	
scale or encrustation	
internal grooving	
external corrosion	
defective tubes	
Serious leakage around tube-ends	
Serious leakage in rivet-joints	
Number.
3
3
40
9
4
8
1
5
49
13
1
4
12
14
6
43
7
5
5
18
3
22
205
3
129
12
235
268
4
330
15,271.21
337
54
$2,675.80
$2,668.12
1,960
Dangerous..
3
2
38 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
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Summary of Defects observed.—Concluded.
Nature of Defects.
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks	
Defective water-gauges .	
Broken blow-off pipes or cocks	
Water-columns without blow-outs	
Cases of broken test-cocks       	
Connections to water-columns without valves.
Boilers without fusible plugs	
Boilers low at front end	
Boilers with badly fitting hand-holes	
Cases of defective steam-pipes	
Unclassified defects	
Number.
Dangerous
3    ..
8     ..
5
2     ..
1     ..
1
26     ..
1     ..
2
1
5     ..
1     ..
1     ..
106    ..
Totals.
337
54
Fred Biggam,
Inspector of Steam-boilers, District D.
Inspector's Report, District E.
Revelstoke, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
John Peck, Esq.,
Chief Inspector of Machinery, New Westminster, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit to you the annual report of work in this district for
the year ending 1914.
I am pleased to report that no accident involving personal injury has come under my
notice.
Two sawmill boilers were burned by a combination of scale and mud ; one of them seriously.
It is most fortunate that the damage was discovered when it was.
Boiler No. 161 e was through a fire which caused slight leaking at the circumferential
seam.    This was caulked and made tight.
Boiler No. 124e was damaged by being fired up without water. The engineer left at short
notice through some difference with the manager, and a man who claimed to be competent was
put on temporarily until another engineer* could be gotten. The former engineer had cleaned
but not refilled the boiler, and his successor appears not to have known enough to find this out,
with the result that the boiler when filled leaked at the circumferential seam. This seam was
caulked and the boiler then worked for some time, but I find it still leaks a little under test,
and have therefore given instructions for several rivets to be renewed, the plate chipped and
recaulked.
A large number of boilers have not been operated this year. A number of others have
not been inspected, as they are scattered over the Cariboo District and are costly and difficult
to reach ; from what I heard it is doubtful if many of them were operated.
Be safety-valves : A very large number has been found without washers under the
compression-screws, some with compression-screws having heads too small for washers. Some
others were so made that they could be rendered wholly or partly out of use by shoring up the
easing lever and so jamming down the cap.
The sawmill at Comaplix was burnt down. The boilers appear to be about the only part
of the plant not damaged.
Owing to the general slackness this year the receipts have fallen off. While not looking
for anything very brisk, yet those in the lumber business in this district inform me that they
expect some improvement this year.
Trusting you will find this report satisfactory,
I have, etc.,
H. Worth,
Inspector, District E.
3 M 34 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
Engineers' Examinations
Number of applications approved, 45.
Examination fees, $62.25.
Results of Examinations.
Class. No. examined.        Passed. Failed.
Second.        2             2     	
Third        8             5             3
Fourth      28           23             5
Temporary      113         113     	
Special heating        6             6     	
Totals    157                   149 8
Remarks.
A considerable number of temporary certificates were issued for railroad and bridge-
construction work, also several temporary certificates for heating plants.
With the exception of one  or two  places  where an  applicant would  have to wait an
unusually long time for a regular certificate, only one temporary certificate has been given,
except for above-mentioned classes of work.
Examinations were held at Revelstoke, Golden, Vernon, and Fort George.
Summary of Work done in District E in 1914.
Number of drawings and specifications calculated for new boilers  4
ii          boilers built under inspection in Eastern Canada  14
ii          new boilers inspected built in United States  11
ii          new boilers inspected built in British Columbia  1
ii          new boilers inspected (total)  26
ii            boilers imported from United States (second-hand)  1
ii           boilers unclassified  2
ii          first inspections  68
ii          inspections, external and internal  206
»          external inspections only  2
ii          special inspections after repairs  1
ii          visits in addition to inspections  21
ii          boilers subjected to hydrostatic test  196
ii          boilers considered unfit for further use  1
ii          accidents to engines and boilers  1
ii         investigations  1
ii          inspections completed  206
Total horse-power of boilers inspected  7,185.3
Number of defects observed as per summary  163
Number of defects considered dangerous  2
Inspection fees earned    $1,612 .48
Inspection fees collected  $1,233 .43
Miles travelled by the Inspector  4,286
Letters inward  489
Letters outward  469
Telegrams inward  15
Telegrams outward   30 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
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Dangerous.
Summary of Defects observed.
Nature of Defects. Number.
Boilers with safety-valves defective in construction  13
Pressure-gauges inoperative  2
Pressure-gauges defective  23
Cases of insufficient staying or bracing       14
ii      loose stays or braces  1
Boilers damaged by low water  1
Defective settings  3
Boilers with burned plates '.  2
Cases of sediment on fire-sheets  1
ii       internal  corrosion       1
ii       defective feed-water arrangement  2
Serious leakage around tube-ends  2
Defective blow-off pipes or cocks  2
Defective water-gauges  15
Water-columns without blow-outs  6
Cases of broken test-cocks  11
Connections to water-columns without valves  3
Furnaces out of shape ,. ,  3
Boilers without fusible plugs  5
Unclassified defects  53
Totals  163
Remarks.
One old boiler from the United States was inspected at the request of the owner, though
not then in use. It was found to be out of shape near the lap-seam for the whole length of
shell. The boiler was of locomotive type. An unusually large man-hole was reinforced by
cast-iron ring only. The staying was very weak on one head, and internally the shell was
more or less corroded and the tubes thin. Owner was advised that boiler was useless for
power purposes and not worth spending money on even for low pressure.
H. Worth,
Inspector of Steam-boilers, District E. M 36 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
LIST OF REGISTERED DESIGNS.
List of Boiler Manufacturers, with their Number of Approved and
Registered Designs.
Alley & MacLellan, Glasgow, Scotland  1
Allbright Nell Co., Chicago, 111., U.S.A "  1
American Radiator Co. of Canada, Toronto, Ont  12
American Hoist & Derrick Co., St. Paul, Minn., U.S.A  26
American Locomotive Co., New York, U.S.A  5
Ames Iron Works, Oswego, N. Y., U. S. A      5
Atlas Engine Works, Indianapolis, U. S. A  1
Averting & Porter, Ltd., Rochester, Eng  1
Avery Co., Peoria, 111., U.S.A  2
Babcock & Wilcox, Renfrew, Scotland  19
Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, U.S.A  18
B.C. Marine Railway Co., Vancouver and Victoria, B.C  4
Berninghaus, Ewald, Duisburg, Germany  2
Beatty, M., & Sons, Ltd., Welland, Ont  11
Berg Machinery Mfg. Co., Toronto, Ont.'      1
Bell, Robert, Engine & Threshing Co., Ltd., Seaforth, Ont      3
Bros, Wm., Minneapolis, U.S.A      .  7
Brown Hoisting Co., Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A  2
Brownell, The, Co., Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A  3
Browning Engineering Co., Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A  1
Bueyrus Co., South Milwaukee, U.S.A  20
Buffalo Steam Roller Co., New York, U.S.A  1
Canadian Allis-Chalmers, Ltd., Toronto, Ont  1
Canada Foundry Co., Toronto, Ont  22
Canada Iron Corporation, Ltd., Midland, Ont  6
Canadian Talbot Boiler Co., Vancouver, B. C  1
Case, J. I., Threshing Co., Racine, Wis., U.S.A  19
Casey Hedges Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., U.S.A  1
Canadian Locomotive Co., Kingston, Ont  5
Clyde Iron Works, Duluth, Minn., U.S.A  9
Climax Mfg. Co., Corry, Pa., U.S.A  5
Clayton, Son &; Co., Leeds, England  1
Cohrmbiana Boiler Works Co., Columbiana, Ohio, U.S.A  4
Continental Iron Works, New York, U.S.A  1
Cochrane & Co., Annan, Scotland  1
Davenport Locomotive Works, Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A  13
Decarie Safety Boiler Co , Vancouver, B.C      4
Diamond Boiler Works, Minneapolis, U.S.A  . 1
Doty Engine Works, Goderich, Ont  6
Dutton Co., C. H., Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A  7
Erie City Iron Works, Erie, Pa., U.S.A  4
Farquhar Co., A. B., York, Penrr., U.S.A  7
Foden, Ltd., Sandback, England      2
Frost Mfg. Co , Galesburg, 111., U.S.A  36
Gaar, Scott & Co., Richmond, Ind., U.S.A.  1
Gem City Boiler Works, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A  1
Georgian Bay Engine Works, Midland, Ont  1
Goldie, McCulloch Co., Gait, Ont  47
Gray, Andrew, Marine Iron Works, Victoria, B.C  8
Grand Trunk Pacific Rly. Co  2
Gnrney Foundry Co., Ltd., Toronto, Ont  11
Hamilton Mfg. Co., Wm., Peterboro, Ont  1
Heisler Locomotive Works, Erie, Pa., U.S.A  7
Holt Mfg. Co., Stockton, Cal., U.S.A.  2
Houston, Stanwood & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A          1
International Engineering Works, Amherst, N. S  32
Inglis Co., Jno., Toronto, Ont      6
Industrial Works, Bay City, Mich., U.S.A  2
Jenckes Machine Co., Ltd., St. Catharines, Ont      93
Kelly Springfield Road Roller Co., Springfield, Ohio  1
Kewaneo Boiler Co., Kewanee, 111., U.S.A.  15
Keystone Driller Co., Beaver Falls, Pa., U. S. A  I 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 37
List of Registered Designs.—Concluded.
Leonard & Son, E., London, Ont  36
Leffell & Co., Jas., Springfield, Ohio, U.S.A  1
Lidgerwood Mfg. Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A  4
Lima Locomotive & Machine Co., Lima, Ohio, U.S.A  20
Lyons Boiler- Works, De Pere, Wis., U.S.A  2
Manitowic Iron Works, Manitowic, Wis., U. S. A  2
Mann's.Patent Steam Cart & Wagon Co., Leeds, England  3
Marine Iron Works, Victoria, B.C  8
Marion Steam Shovel Co., Marion, Ohio, U.S.A  30
Marion Osgood Co., Marion, Ohio,   U.S.A  5
Marsh & Henthorn, Belleville, Ont    10
Matheson k Co., J., Ltd., New Glasgow, Nova Scotia  3
Marshall & Sons Co., Ltd., Garnborough, England      1
Mainland Iron Works, Vancouver, B.C  1
McDougal Co., Jno., Caledonian Iron Works, Montreal, Que  3
Montreal Locomotive Works, Montreal, Que  8
Nagle Engine & Boiler Works, Erie, Pa., U.S.A  1
Nicol Boiler Works, Vancouver, B.C  2
Napanee Iron Works, Napanee, Ont  1
North Shore Iron Works, rJorth Vancouver, B.C  41
Oil City Boiler Works, Oil City, Pa., U.S.A  1
Orr &, Sembower, Reading, Pa., U.S.A  19
Pennsylvania Boiler Works, Erie, Pa., U.S.A  3
Porter Co., H. K., Pittsburg, Pa , U.S.A  10
Poison Iron Works, Toronto, Ont  1
Puget Sound Iron & Steel Works, Tacoma, Wash, U.S.A  2
Risdon Locomotive & Iron Co., San Francisco, Cal  1
Robey & Co., Lincoln, England  2
Ross & Howard Iron Works, Ltd., Vancouver, B.C  30
Ruston, Proctor Co., Lincoln, England......     7
Sawyer, Massey Co., Ltd., Hamilton, Ont  15
Standard Iron Works, Vancouver, B.C    1
Stearns Co., Erie, Pa., U.S.A      1
Sumner Iron Works, Everett, Wash., U.S.A  1
Swift & Co., Chicago, 111., U.S.A  1
Taylor Forbes & Co., Ltd., Vancouver, B.C  30
Thew Automatic Shovel Co., Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A      5
Toronto Iron Works, Ltd., Toronto, Ont      1
Twohy Bros. Co., Portland, Oregon, U.S.A ,  1
Union Iron Works, Erie, Pa., U.S.A.  30
Vancouver Engineering Works, Vancouver, B.C  64
Victoria Machinery Depot Co., Victoria, B.C    .. 32
Vulcan Iron Works, New Westminster, B.C  31
Vulcan Iron Works, Seattle, Wash., U.S.A  1
Vulcan Iron Works, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., U.S.A ,     1
Waterous Engine Works, Brantford, Ont    . 60
Washington Iron Works, Seattle, Wash., U.S.A  32
Wickes Boiler Co., Saginaw, Mich., U.S.A  3
Willianrette Iron & Steel Works, Portland, Ore., U.S.A  1
List of Makers who have Registered and Approved Boiler Accessory Designs.
Spring Safety-valves.
American Steam Gauge & Valve Co., Boston, Mass., U.S.A.
Ashton Valve Co., Boston, Mass., U.S.A	
Consolidated Safety Valve Co., New York, U.S.A	
Crane Company, Chicago, 111., U.S.A	
Crosby Steam Gauge & Valve Co., Chicago, 111., U.S.A	
E. Leonard & Sons, London, Ont	
J. E. Lonergan Co., Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A.	
Lunkenheimer Company, Cincinnati, U.S.A	
T. McAvity & Sons, St. John, New Brunswick 	
Ruston Proctor & Co., Ltd., Lincoln, England	
International Engineering Works, Amherst, N.S	
Waterous Engine Works, Co., Ltd., Brantford, Ont	
2        2 M 38 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
List of Makers.—Concluded.
Main Stop-valves.
Canadian Locomotive Co., Ltd., Kingston, Ont      3
Jenkins Bros., Ltd., Montreal, Quebec   11
Penberthy Injector Co., Ltd., Windsor, Ont      2
Steam-gauges.
Ashcroft Mfg. Co., New York, U.S.A  4
Blow-off Cock and  Vcdves.
Crane Co., Vancouver, B. C  3
Engineering Specialities Co., Toronto, Ont  4
Jenkins Bros., Ltd., Montreal, Quebec   3
Safety Apparatus.
Kilkenney Automatic Safety Appliance Co., Walla Walla, Wash., U.S.A  1
Water-gauge Fittings.
Jenkins Bros., Ltd., Montreal, Quebec  1
McAvity & Sons, T., St. John, New Brunswick  1
Jas. Morrison Brass Mfg. Co., Ltd., Toronto, Ont  2
Penberthy Injector Co., Ltd.,   Windsor, Ont  4
Test-cocks (or  Valves).
T. McAvity & Sons, St. John, New Brunswick  1
Jas. Morrison Brass Mfg. Co., Ltd., Toronto, Ont  2
Penberthy Injector Co., Ltd.,  Windsor, Ont  2 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 39
ENGINEERS WHO OBTAINED CERTIFICATES IN 1914.
First Class.
Adam, J.  C  9,000
Anderson, A. W  9,647
Chapman, Harold  9,010
Gisborne, Hartley    9,025
Hynd, D.  B   9,271
Lee, J. A  8,986
Moxon, A.  J   9,045
Williamson, J. H  9,665
Second Class.
Barringer,  L.  M  8,884
Baillie, W. E  8,977
Black, Jas  9,339
Borralo, Keir  8,760
Boecher, Jas  8,994
Braithwaite, Harry  9,569
Christie, W.  G  9,089
Charlton, G.  T. S  9,570
Coles, Geo  9,013
Cooke, R. P  9,571
Devonshire, H.  T  8,702
Dobson, Jno  8,895
Farthing, N. H. J  8,897
Green, Jno  9,455
Gray, W. R  9,644
Henderson, A. W  9,371
Hirst, F. E      9,269
Hughes,  A.  F  8,919
Ireland, T. H  9,703
Johnson, Jno  9,464
Kelly, W. N  8,922
Lemmer, Ernest  8,987
Martell, Robt  9,114
Moffatt, W. J  8,937
Muir, W. J  9,279
O'Hara, C.  R  9,592
Price, Thos  9,118
Redpath, Ernest  8,950
Ross, J. A      9,056
Stevenson, Geo  9,121
Stewart, W. F  9,299
Sutherland, A. J  9,617
Wallace,  Jas  9,073
Third Class.
Ades, E. F	
Amess, J. H. 0	
Antrobus, Chas   9,
Ascroft, H.  H.
Bagley, W. S	
Balderstone, Bertram
Bell, R.  G	
Bell, A. W	
Braik,  Jno  9
Burton, E. H  8
Campbell,   Jas  8
Carmichael,  J.   A  9.
Cartwright, Albert  9,
Chappellow, Lewis  8,
Chisholm, R. A  8.
Cole, Wm  9,
Crapo, Geo  9,
Davies, D. H  9:
Dickenson, Robt  8,
Douglas, H.  H  S.
Drummond, Thos  9.
Dufton, J.  C  9
Elliott, J.   A  9.
Emery, J. E    8,
Espley,  Chas  9.
Ferguson, H.  J  8.
Ferguson, W. B  8
Feedham, W. C  8.
Ferguson, Jno  9.
Fernie, W. T  9.
Ferguson,  W.  J  9.
Fisher, Chas  9.
Flesher, F. G  9.
Flett, H.  T  9:
Foster, Henry  9.
688
434
231
232
235
648
886
097
006
889
695
241
390
698
892
161
701
014
363
641
576
255
392
896
152
705
900
981
210
257
323
166
258
259
020
Gauthier,  Paul  9
Giles, G. C  9
Hadfield, Thos  8
Hall, C. W  8
Hamilton, Jno      8,
Hayes, Jno	
Harris, Matthew  9,
Hall, E. A  9,
Haines, C.  M. J  9,
Haden, Alfred  9.
Hearse,  E.  C.
Heighes, H. R..
Herbert, W.  H.
9,
8.
_____^^^^^ 8,
Hearsley,  Geo     9.
Hewitt,  A.  N    9.
Hill, C. E     9:
Hoiigkinson,  Henry   9
Humphries, Edward    8.
Hulm, A.  E   8.
Hughes, Peter   9.
Huby, H. R   9.
Hunter, J. H   9.
James,  W.  H   9.
Jones, T. W   9.
Kettle, Geo   8
Lamont, J. B. G   9
Lauderbach, V. S   8
Langridge, A. J   9.
LeBrun, K. A. C   9;
Lennox, 1). J  9
Lindsay, E. P   8
Lindsay, A. D   9
Lockner, Jno   9
Mar-shall, G. P   8
Martin, W. T     8
024
026
713
715
716
910
031
108
212
214
702
769
912
372
583
655
270
719
918
174
523
584
272
037
,923
,704
726
216
465
587
381
,378
,112
730
930 M 40
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
Third Class.—Concluded.
Matheson, J. A. ..
Mackin, Jno  	
Mainwaring, H. C.
Messer, A. C	
Milne, J. W	
Mossman, Geo	
Moore, Geo	
Murray, Adam....
Muir, R. J	
Murphy,  J.  P	
McAlpine, L. A...
McCowan, J. W..
McDowell, Robt..
McDonald, W.  R.
McHugh, Wm	
McKellar, Alex...
MacLeod, J. W...
McLean, W. W...
McLean, H. H  ...
Nagle,  T. E	
Newbold, Jno	
O'HaraC. R	
Olson, iihel	
Orr, Ernest	
Parker, H. R	
Pamment, J. B. ..
Phillips, R. M..   .
Purser, T. W	
Riley, Wm	
Ridgway, C. H. ..
8,932
9,043
9,113
8,933
8,935
9,115
9,382
8,940
8,941
9,470
9,217
9,656
9,049
9,471
9,116
9,184
9,185
9,397
9,590
9,658
8,943
8,946
9,052
8,740
8,741
9,593
9,400
9,595
9,093
9,119
Rose, Jno	
Roberts, E. D...
Ruddock, Fredk.
Scanlon, H. E...
ScariT, T.  H	
Shaw, G. W. J.. .
Shaw, Hugh	
Sheffield, F. G. ..
Smith, H. R	
Smith, Robt	
Stone, W. D	
Stonex, H. B	
St. Denis, E. 0. .
Sutherland, Jno..
Taylor, R. J	
Taylor, A. S . ...
Taylor, Donald. .
Taylor, D. J. H..
Taylor, Walter . .
Taggart, H. G...
Tembie, Samuel.
Tewsley, J. S
Thomas, D. W.. .
Vozza, Louis	
Walters, A. E...
Whitman, T. W.
Wigton, J. F	
Williams, D. T. .
Wrilson, A. C	
Williams, G. H.. ,
9,057
9,289
9,290
9,219
9,597
9,191
9,482
9,294
9,295
9,540
9,064
9,194
9,195
9,410
8,751
8,961
9,067
9,068
9,411
9,069
8,752
9,599
9,618
9,415
8,992
9,204
9,095
9,206
9,313
9,601
Fourth Class.
Antifaev, A. M. ..
Anderson, H. F. ..
Anderson, W. J...
Archibald, Henry.
Askey, Floyd	
Atkinson, I). S.. ..
Baird,  Robt	
Bamf'orth, Jno	
Baxter, Edward...
Barclay, R. M ...
Battershall, A. E.
Bacher, A. W....
Beadle, A. G	
Belanger, J. F....
Benson, Morris . . .
Biner, D. P	
Bidnell, Frank....
Boyle, W. D	
Bonner, B. R	
Bothamley, C. F..
Booth, Fredk	
Brian, M.  C	
Brooks, David....
Brady, Alfred
Burke, J. E	
Burnett, Chas	
Buoholz, J. B	
Byers, Jas	
Carter, J. B	
Carmichael, G. B.
Carlson, G. A	
Caithness, W. R .
Castleman, W. J..
Church, Wm	
Chance, Martin.   .
Chalmers, Jas	
Collier, Abraham .
Cox, S. V	
8,882
9,002
9,435
9,156
9,384
9,436
8,690
8,759
8,883
9,082
9,236
9,338
8,885
9,157
9,518
8,692
9,439
8,888
9,005
9,237
9,568
9,158
9,159
9,388
8,694
9,239
9,341
9,519
8,696
8,697
9,389
9,420
9,520
8,890
9,099
9,243
9,011
9,162
Conroy, Peter ...
Cobbold, T. E....
Costello, Chas	
Cochran, E. H...
Cawley, Robt....
Crocker, Frank. .
Currie, J.   F	
Davison, L. M...
Darby, P. Y	
Dawson, Wm....
Davison, Geo	
Dawson, A. H...
DiPrrcchio, Ben. .
Dieringer, P. R..
Dolstra, Jno  ..   .
Dow, A. Y	
Duval, F. N	
Dunseath, T. A...
Elliott, J. A	
Ennis, Frank. ...
Erickson, C. W..
Evans, Wm	
Fagg, A. A	
Farrel, F. E	
Fern, Levi	
Finlayson, J. C. .
Flanagan, Jno ..
Flannagrn, Thos.
Fleming, Robt...
Ford, J no	
Frith, J. H	
Fryburg, Louis . .
Fraser, Thos ....
Gamlen, Harry . .
Gault, Wm	
Geddes, Geo	
Georges, R. J. ...
Gibsorr, C. S	
9,244
9,245
9,247
9,444
9,572
8,700
8,891
8,978
8,979
9,015
9,575
9,605
9,251
9,252
9,016
9,254
8,704
9.019
9,164
9,165
9,393
9,577
8,898
8,899
8,901
9,211
8,902
8,903
9,167
8,982
9,021
9,022
9,169
9,261
9,452
9,345
9.453
8,709 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 41
Fourth Class.—Continued.
Glendillcn, A. E   8,983
Glanville, P. R   9,264
Glover, J. W   9,265
Gore, S. M   8,908
Gordineer, Edward    9,028
Goldsmith, E. E   9,127
Gooding, S. G   9,643
Gregson, Joseph   8,711
Green, Denmilne   8,712
Green, Norris        9,324
Griffin, Arthur   9,454
Granholm, C. T. F   9,457
Guinan,  T. J   9,458
Guffey, G. E   9,581
Haughton, Jno   8,911
Haves, E. C  9,091
Harmston, T. G     9,106
Hayden, D. D   9,213
Harper, Jos   9,396
Hardy, Fredk   9,582
Harrington, Herbert    .  9,651
Hamilton, G. A   9,653
Hearse, E. C      9,032
Heyes, Wm     9,109
Heathcote, Samuel....      9,268
Heyes, Isaac       9,654
Hill, E. R   8,717
Hilton, J. E  9,421
Hornsby, Jos   8,718
Hogan,  Wm   8,914
Hough, J. W   8,984
Hoey, S. J   9.637
Jackson, F.  E .-   9,176
James, Josiah   9,585
Johnston, Wm   8,920
Jorgeson, Wm    8,985
Jorstad, Martin.       9,092
Johnston, J. A     9,374
Jones, S. P   9,586
Juniper, Samuel   9,040
Kelly,  Robt  8,722
Leith, David   9,705
Kribs, J. A  8,723
Leacock, W. C   8,927
Leighton, Frank     9,466
Lindahl, Frank     8,929
Lingwood, Geo   9,178
Linton, Alex   9,274
Liske, K. B   9,379
Lockie, Geo     8,656
Lockner, Jno   8,729
Longnecker,  W. E   9,100
Lockner, Alfred   9,111
Lochtie, Jas 9,468
Maynard, Francis   8,771
Marks, Chas   9,044
Matthews, Stanley     9,181
Medley, Frank   9,380
Millar, W. R   8,934
Mills, E. W     9,182
Miller, D. G  9,381
Miller, A. F.   9,640
Mossman, Geo...      8,733
Mowry, A, B    8,936
Montgomery, J. B   8,988
Morrison, A.  A   9,183
Murphy, D.  F   9,278
Myggland, Lars  9,280
McAllister, David.   9,047
MoCrea, Richard    9,530
MacDonald, Hugh   9,048
McDougall, J. A   9,050
McGregor, F. B  9,616
McKinnie, H. T   9,102
McLeod, J. A  9,117
McLeod, Geo   9,472
McMillan, J. P  8,736
Nascou,  M. B  9,330
Neelands, G. C   9,103
Neill, J. A  9,350
Noyes, J.  0   8,944
Norton, Jno   8,945
O'Fallon, Matthew   9,285
O'Loane, D. J   9,473
Oliver, J. F   9,659
Penny, C. W    9,187
Pike, W  C   9,054
Porter, Jno   8.949
Poole, C. W   9,286
Prior, J.  W   8,742
Prichard, W. R *.   9,475
Prichard, G. A   9,533
Pumphrey, C.  R   9,218
Redmond, Clarence   9,660
Rider, O. H   9,641
Ross, Alex   8,951
Roberts, W. A  9,059
Rogers, Arthur   9,060
Ross, David   9,061
Rock, J. A   9,288
Rowell, G. E   9,481
Russell, G. A  9,094
Ruffel, R. A     9,404
Satterthwarte,  Wm   9,062
Scarlett, Wm   8,748
Scott, Thos   8,765
Scribner, J. A   8,952
ScariT, T. H   9,291
Schneider, Paul   9,405
Seeley, W. E   9,406
Senff, E.  W      9,707
Service,   Wm    9,598
Shannon, W. J    8,954
Sherlock, Herbert    9,292
Sidaway, Jos     9,192
Sinclair, G. D   9,407
Skaglund, J. A  9,352
Smith, C.  P    9,120
Smith, Peter    9,193
Smythe, J. H   9.296
Smith, C. A   9,353
Smith, T. M   9,408
Strong, Elmer   8,749
Stuermer, Geo   8,767
Stevens, A.   C   8,957
Sterling, Wm   8,989
Stedham, S. B   9,132
Stewart, Herbert   9,196
Stonehouse, M. J   9,298
Stuart, D. C   9,300
Stacks, J. W  9,302
Struthers, Jno   9,484
Sutherland, W. B   9,303
Sumner, W. H   9,662
Svensen, Martin   8,958
Sweet, Harry   8,960
Syratt, A.J   9,066
Taylor, Wm      9,669
Terriss, T. G  9,070
Telford, Harry   9,536
Thomas, W. C   9,326
Tomilson, Ernest   8,963 M 42
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery^,
1915
Fourth Class.—Concluded.
Todd, W. D	
Toombs, T. A	
Trussell,  P.  J....
Trainor, E. P	
Tully, V.  A	
Van Maarion, Jno.
WTalker, A.  E....
Walters, V. A	
Wallis, H. W	
Walsh, Patrick. ..
Watkins, Wm....
Wadman, A.  B...
Walker, J. F	
Warne, J. T	
9,071 Walker, I. A	
9,412 Weaver, T.  H	
9.198 White, J. W	
9,414 Whittal, Geo	
8,991 WTilson, W. N.   ..   .
9.708 Winterbottom, J. E.
8.965 Wilband, G. S	
8.966 Wilkinson, Amsa . ..
8,993 \\ itter, Arthur	
9.709 Wood, W. S	
9.199 Woodean, E. H	
9,203 Wright, 0. A	
9,416 Yorke, Andrew	
9,422
9,487
8,755
9,076
9,309
8,968
8,969
9,207
9,311
9,417
9,126
9,418
9,419
9,080
Special Logging-donkey.
Atchison, A. T	
Backus, B. S	
Cameron, R. A	
Dolgner, P. A	
Eagleson, F. E	
Harmston, Lucius. ..
Hicks, F. L	
Hollingsworth, E. A.
Leiley, Thos	
Links, J. H	
McDonald, J. W ... ,
MacDonald, F.  A. ..
McLean, W. S	
Nelson, J. A	
9,319 Ness, Peter	
9,234 Othrner, A. A	
9,127 Perkins, Harry....
9,018 Pretsel, Thos	
9,450 Sinclair, C.  E	
9,107 Smith, Frank	
8,913 Soderman, Edvart.
8,915 Spencer, W. J	
8.727 Stirling, Alex	
8.728 Thomson, J. W. C.
8,735 Walsh, Patrick	
9,622 Whitman, J. W....
9,478 Whittal, Geo	
8,664
9,356
9,053
9,130
9,474
9,063
9,131
9,354
8,955
8,763
8,962
9,200
8,757
9,205
Special Logging-locomotive.
Arbeau, A. M.
Perry, Fred.
  9,096       Daly, Alfred.. .
Special Threshing-engine.
    9,357        Whittle, Levi.
9,249
9,488
Special Creamery.
Boughtwood, Geo.
9,628
Special Road-roller.
Land, F. J   9,325
Special Heating.
Anderson, G. C.
Anderson, Robt. ...
Arnott, Archibald..
Astbrrry,  Thos	
Atwood, W. T	
Bain, J. It	
Bain, A. E	
Beasley, Jno	
Bellinger, Harry. ..
Blackwell, D. P. H.
Black, Peter	
Blackburn, Jos	
Black, W. O	
Boyd, Walter	
Bond, E. H	
Briggs, J. J	
Burnet, Jos	
Budgen, H. G	
Cannon, Wm	
9,003 Coleman, D. H	
9.545 Currey, R.  E	
9,517 Davies, R. H	
9,385 Davis, Thos	
9,437 Dowler, Robt	
9.546 Ellis, A. J	
9,666 Elliott, W. A	
9.547 Forbes, Alex	
9,555 Foreman, Richard...
8,887 Fraser, Jas	
9,340 Carton, Fredk	
9.548 Glass, Herbert	
9,609 Grove, D. W	
9.083 Hagerty, Michael...
9,238 Henderson, Jas	
9.084 Heenan, Nicholas. ..
9,240 Hetherington, R. G.
9,441 Hull, J. J,	
9,620 Jeffrey, W. A	
9,445
9,343
9,604
9,634
9,522
9,322
9,541
9,332
9,607
9,451
9,344
9,579
9,456
9,582
9,462
9,549
9,608
8,917
9,621 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 43
Special Heating.—Concluded.
Johnson, H. H	
Knowles, Jno	
Roller, Rudolph ...
Lampiri, A. L	
La Forge, Onesime.
Leek, J. C	
Lipsett, F. D	
Logan, Samuel	
Lock, E. R	
Lunness, Samuel. ..
Martin, Alex	
Manning, W. F.  C.
Miller, Olaf	
Millier,  Geo	
Mooney, Jno	
Murray, J. L	
McAllister, Jas....
Nelson, Frank	
Neelands Wm	
Nombar, G. H	
Olson, Erik	
Pakenham, F.  E., .
Patitucci, Antino . .
9,462 Phillips, Percy	
9.346 Pitcher, D. F	
9.347 Press, Chas	
8,925 Pyle, Alfred	
9.348 Raine, W. H	
9,467 Robertson, J. M...
8,928 Scott, R. H	
9,526 Shearer, Peter	
9,542 Sidwell, Wesley ...
9,550 Smith, J. T	
9,275 Smith, O. S	
9,606 Stapleton, Henry . .
9,277 Stephenson, Henry.
9,646 Tait, Jas	
9.528 Terry, L. W	
9.529 Van Sicklin, F. W.
9,550 WTarwiek, E. G	
9,532 Warne, J. E	
9,667 Waldron, S. J	
9,552 Watkins, R. C	
9,610 Wilkinson, Alfred..
9,544 Wright, W. H	
9,681 Young, A. W	
9,594
9.623
9,476
9,534
9,477
8,745
8,953
9,293
8,772
9,535
9.553
8,956
9,484
9,305
9,486
9,664
9,201
9,307
9,308
9,333
9,554
9,355
9,081
Temporaries.
Adams, W. J	
Ainsworth, Jno	
Allen, A. O	
Allen, O. H	
Anderson, C.  G	
Barker, W. P	
Bailey,  Wm	
Bain, A. E	
Bazley, M. G	
Baker, F. H	
Baxter, A. C	
Barber, Wm	
Beatty, T.  A	
Bell, J. W	
Belshaw, Thos	
Benner, Oliver	
Beck, Edwin	
Billings,  Geo	
Blackburn, S. M	
Bloomfield,  Jos	
Boyes, F. D	
Bone, T. A	
Bockover, J.  A. .... .
Boulay, P	
Brown. N.  D	
Brehmer, H.  D	
Bratt,  F.  D  	
Carson, J. E	
Christain, R.  C	
Chance, Martin	
Chatel, Jos	
Christenson, Andrew.
Chesworth, Alfred ...
Closs, T. L	
Clutterbuck, Fredk.. .
Cooper, A. D	
Cochrane, E. H	
Cox, E. T	
Connelly, D. E	
Colli nson, Eric	
Copley, R. A	
Cook, Ben  	
Colbourne, F. J	
Colclougb, C. C	
Crouse, Wm	
9,221
9,491
8,773
9,223
8,774
8,775
8,776
8,777
9,223
9,328
9,329
9,492
8,778
8,779
8,780
9,334
9,603
9,511
8,781
9,431
8,676
8,677
8,782
8,876
8,783
8,784
9,335
8,841
8,678
8,842
8,877
9,224
9,493
8,843
9,363
8,785
8,786
8,787
8,788
8,844
8,878
9,133
9,611
9,624
8,845
Cross, Robt	
Crawford, Wm. (Jr.)
Crawford, Horace. ..
Cruickshank, A. J...
Cunningham, P.  G..
Davis, Fredk	
Doumant, Andrew ..
Donaldson, Wm	
Doyle, T. W	
Dreger, Chas	
Dubenski, F. J	
Dubeck,  Clara	
Dubie, Harry	
Dunlop, Jno	
Dykes, C. E	
Dye, J. E	
D> er, B. U	
Edwards, J. W	
Edwards, Alfred....
Ellingson, Edward ..
Foreman, Richard. ..
Fowles, R. W	
Frostrup, Jacob	
Fraser,  Wnr   	
Fulton, Allan	
Gardner, S. A	
Gabor, Peter  	
Gale, Stanley	
Garrard, Percy	
Garret, Jno	
Galloway,  Bertrand.
Gill, F. J	
Glasser, C. H.   	
Gordon, S. G	
Goseltine, Percy
Grahn, T.  F	
Gregory, B. K	
Gregg, H. E	
Guthrie, J. S	
Hadler, A. G	
Harris, E. G	
Harding, Wm	
Harrold, J. G	
Hastings, Gerald
Harris, Edward G. ..
9,134
9,359
9,494
9,630
8,789
9,154
8,846
8,863
9,512
8,790
9,135
9,513
9,625
9,631
8,791
8,847
8,848
9,495
9,496
8,792
8,707
8,864
9,497
9,612
9,498
8,793
8,849
9,136
9,137
9,366
9,415
9,425
8,794
8,795
8,909
8,796
8,797
9,499
9,426
8,679
8,798
8,799
8,800
8,801
8,850 M 44
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
Temporaries.—Continued.
Hardy, P. G  8,872
Hamilton, H. 0  9,138
Harris, G. S  9,360
Halpenny, T. P  9,432
Hamilton, A. Y  9,515
Hand, Herbert  9,538
Henderson, Jas  8,802
Herbert, F. W  9,613
Hickman, E. A  8,680
Hill, Frank  8,803
Hislop, Jno  9,314
Hinds, H.  W  9,626
Howe, Jas    8,851
Hornby, E. R  9,424
Hughes, E. F  8,804
Hutchinson, Walter  9,139
Hutchison, W. C  9,225
Hudspeth, Michael  9r427
Ivey, W. E  9,560
Jenson, C. A  9,500
Johnson, J. L  8,852
Johnson, Alfred  8,853
Jordan, J. C  9,428
Kane,  Wm  8,681
Kayser, Fredie  8,805
Kalk, Wm  8,996
Kennedy, H. S     8,768
Keltner, Mark  8,854
Kennedy, Peter  8,997
Kimmons, J. H  9,563
Kruger, F. W  9,367
Latham, Gordon  9,501
Lehrman, Paul  8,873
Leech, Frank  9,140
Lennox, D. J  9,516
Lindsay, W. H  8,874
Liscum, N. H  9,141
Lindsay, Jas  9,151
Look, E. R  8,806
Lockner, Jno  8,879
Lumsden, Robt  9,358
Lyne,  Wm  8,682
Maynard, Jos  8,807
Marshall, Wm  8,808
Martello, Tony  8,809
Matthews, Timothy  8,855
Matthews, Lillie  8,865
Massey, Fredk  8,866
Mays, T. B  9,142
Megley, Stephen  8,810
Meacham, W. P  9,614
Melbourne, Geo  9,627
Menzies, R. M  9,639
Michell, Theophilus  8,683
Miller, 0. R  8,811
Mickle, F. W  9,368
Monahan, Chas  8,812
Morcombe, E. G  8,998
Moul, Wrm  9,502
McCaskie, Fred  8,813
McDonald, J. R  8,814
McDonald, Joe  8,867
McDonald, Angus  9,562
Mcintosh, D. D  9,423
McGillivary, Jno  8,815
McKelvie, Robt  9,543
McLachlan, Wm  9,503
MePhee, Alexander  9,632
Netzel, Wm  8,816
Neiland, Tom  8,817
Nesker, T. J  8,818
Neff, F. D	
Nelson, G. I	
Nicholas, Thos	
Nicholson, A. D....
Orr, David	
Overs, A. F	
Parkin, Harry	
Pauls, W. C	
Patrick, R. A	
Palmer, M. E	
Patrick, F. T	
Pendlebury, Jno...
Perry, F. E	
Pearman, J. F	
Pelton, R. L	
Peterson, Wm....
Phillion, A. 0	
Pigot, Edward	
Pitcher, D. F	
Plenderleith, W. A.
Polkinghorn, Solly.
Poutors, Henry
Purlin, P. J	
Quinn, Peter	
Racine, R. E	
Ready, J. H	
Rehburge, F. J. ...
Rottscheit, J. P.
Rock, T. P	
Ronci, Atillo	
Ross, Jno	
Russell, W. D	
Rye, L. M	
Saunders, J. R	
Secord, H. E	
Shipley, F. E	
Shields, Robt	
Slater, D. A	
Smith, A. C	
Smith, P. A	
Smith, O. H	
Snapp, J. M	
Souten, W. J	
Spence, V. E	
Stapleton, B. A.
Strong, R. A	
Stockdale, Wm....
Storey, H. J. P. ...
Sturmv, J. R	
Stark, E. W 	
Sutherland, D. S , . .
Suckling, C. F	
Sweet, M. H	
Sydoruk, Mike	
Tesch,  Chas	
Thompson, D. W..
Thompson, M. H.. .
Thompson, M. W. .
Thompson, J. C	
Tucker, W. H 	
Ulshafer, M. E	
Valliant,  Jas	
Vipond, E. R...... .
Watt,  Robt	
Walker, J. F	
Waller, C. W	
Watson, Arthur ...,
WTatson, F.  L	
Ward, A. H	
Walsh, P. H	
Waburton, E.  E. . .
9,226
9,336
8,819
9,504
8,860
9,331
8,820
9,143
9,227
9,228
9,564
8,684
8,856
8,869
9,369
9,565
9,505
8,685
8,821
9,429
8,822
8,823
8,824
9,602
9,229
8,857
9,144
8,858
8,875
8,974
9,361
9,155
9,125
9,506
8,825
8,826
8,859
9,145
8,827
9,128
9,146
9,507
9,230
9,147
8,828
8,829
8,999
9,315
9,508
9,607
8,830
9,671
9,316
8,831
8,860
8,832
8,870
9,561
9,566
8,686
9,148
8,833
9,149
8,687
8,834
8,835
8,861
9,317
9,364
9,430
9,509 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 45
Temporaries.—Concluded.
Welsh, J.  W  9,672
Winter, Jno  8,836
Witter, Arthur  8,862
Wilson, Jno  8,871
Williams, Fredk  8,975
Wilcox, S. A  9,150
Wigen, Monrad   9,362
Wilmer, F. W  9,539
Wilkinson, C. B. S  9,567
Wrennall. Oliver  9,510
Wyatt, Wm  8,837
Yates, T. B...     8,83S
Yardley, A. J  9,365
Yoder, L. D    ...     8,839
Young, A.M....,  8,840
Young,  W.   A  9,318 M 46 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
BOILERS   INSPECTION   ACT."
REPORT   OF   FORMAL  INVESTIGATION   No. 2.
EXPLOSION FROM BOILER No. 1074b, DESIGN No. 1319.
Office of the Chief Inspector of Machinery,
Nen Westminster, B.C., January 4th, 1915.
The Honourable the Minister of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit the following report of a formal investigation made by
me relative to this explosion :—
The boiler was built from the same design and the plates used were from the same steelmakers as boiler No. 1075b, which exploded on August 14th, 1913, at Deep Bay.
I may say that immediately after the explosion last year I had all the boilers built to
design No. 1319 carefully examined, but as it is not possible in the case of a logging-boiler to
examine the inside, I made a special instrument for testing the deflection of the plate at the
riveted joints. Tests for deflection were made on all the boilers. The deflection was considered
excessive in three cases, boiler No. 1404d being one of the cases.
A letter was written the company informing them that the working-pressure must be
reduced from 160 it), to 145 ft).. There was considerable objection from the Empire Manufacturing Company, who built the engines, this company having purchased the boilers from the
Victoria Machinery Depot Company. There was also objection from the parties who owned
the boilers, but I considered, in the interest of public safety, that the pressure should be reduced,
and I would not agree to having it put back to 160 lb.
EXPLOSION FROM LOGGING-BOILER No. 1074b, DESIGN No. 1319.
Date and Place of Explosion.
The explosion occurred, according to the engineer's testimony, at 11 a.m., while the fireman
states that it was at 11.40 a.m., on Saturdav, July 11th, 1914, at Buby Creek, on Jervis
Inlet, B.C.
Name and Address of the Owners.
The boiler was at the time owned by Messrs. Fraser & Macaulay, logging contractors,
whose head office is at 336 Pender Street West, Vancouver, B.C.
Persons killed or injured.
No person was killed, but the engineer, Donald Hugh Forbes, Fourth-class Certificate
No. 7490, was severely scalded on the left side of his face and lips, his lips also being cut,
probably by scale.
The fireman, Fred Wilson, was struck by the water-tank, which had been standing near
the boiler and was blown from that position by the explosion, falling on one of the fireman's
legs. He was injured on the back by the blow from the tank, and also suffered from injury to
the leg and foot, which were below the tank.
Both men were removed to Vancouver in a gasolene-launch, and from the launch were
taken to the Burrard Sanatorium, and on July 27th, 1914, both had sufficiently recovered to
leave the Sanatorium. 5 Geo. 5 British Columbia. M 47
Particulars regarding the Design.
The boiler was No. 1074b, built to registered design No. 1319. The design was submitted
by the Victoria Machinery Depot Company on October 15th, 1909, for* the Empire Manufacturing Company of Vancouver, B.C., to be operated under the British Columbia " Inspection
Act," at a working-pressure of 160 lb. per square inch if shell-plates were 60,000 ft). tensile
strength, or to 167 ft), per square inch if shell-plates were 65,000 ft), tensile strength.
A copy of the design, register- sheet, and specifications were sent to Mr. Baxter, the
Senior Inspector of the Victoria District, who acted as Engineer Surveyor during construction.
The boiler* was built by the Victoria Machinery Depot Company, Victoria, B.C., and
completed on July 14th, 1910.    It was therefore four years old when the explosion occurred.
Description of Boiler No. 1074b and Particulars relating to its Construction.
Mr. S. Baxter, the Government Inspector, was notified by the Victoria Machinery Depot
Company, that the plates were ready for inspection, and inspections and tests as provided by
the " Inspection Act" were made on June 17th, 1910, on plates Nos. A78-517, A80-696,
A78-449, and A78-443 ; the shell-plates which failed being A78-449 and A78-443 ; all manufactured by the Calderbank Steel Works, of Calderbank, Scotland. The physical properties of
these plates are shown on the test sheets signed by Mr. Thomas Smith, Inspector for James
Dunlop & Company, Ltd. (Exhibit 2).
Inspector J. D. Kay made the bending tests from vouchers left on the sides of the plates
for that purpose. The test strips were bent double and hammered down on themselves as
required by subsection (f), section 17, of the Rules for Inspection, without showing cracks or
flaws in the, material. Examinations of the workmanship were made from time to time by
Inspectors S. Baxter and J. D. Kay, and on July 13th, 1910, the boiler was finally examined,
the hydrostatic test of 240 ft), per square inch applied, and it was passed and stamped for
1601b. per square inch working-pressure by Mr. Kay.
The boiler was afterwards shipped to the Empire Manufacturing Company at Vancouver,
B.C., where it was fitted to a logging-engine. The fittings were examined and passed by
Inspector G. O. Madigan on February 22nd, 1911, and registered as No. 1404d. (See copies
of affidavit of the manufacturer (Exhibit 3), and the Inspector's first annual report (Exhibit 4),
and boiler drawing No. 925 (Exhibit 1).)
Particulars of Operation.
The log-haul was sold to the Kiltz &, Morris Logging Company, Vancouver, B.C., and was
operated by them from the middle of April, 1911 to December 22nd, 1911, the engineers being
Archie Morris, S.L.D. No. 5149, and Geo. Pratt, Fourth-class No. 3001. On March 9th, 1912,
the log-haul was sold to Messrs. Fraser & Macaulay and operated by them at Gambier Island,
Mary Island, and Jervis Inlet.
It was inspected by Inspector F. Bath on October 9tlr, 1912 (see Exhibit 5), when at
Gambier Island, and at the time of this inspection was not being operated ; inspected September
15th, 1913, at Mary Island, the engineer being L. Bergman, Fifth-class Certificate No. 2297.
After the explosion of boiler No. 1075b instructions were given to the Inspectors of the
different districts in which boilers built to design No. 1319 of Calderbank plate were being
operated, and special attention to be given to the deflection of shell-plates at the longitudinal
seam.
This special inspection of boiler No. 1404d was made on November 24th, 1913, by Mr.
Bath (see Exhibit 7), not operating at this time. As the deflection of Tf tjq inch at the working-
pressure of 160 ft), was considered excessive, the working-pressure was reduced to 145 ft), after
a considerable number of deflection tests had been made on lap-joint longitudinal seams. ' A
letter to this effect was sent to Messrs. Fraser k Macaulay on January 14th, 1914 (see Exhibit
9). Inspected June 25th, 1914, by Mr. Bath while it was being operated at Jervis Inlet, the
engineer being D. Forbes, Fourth-class Certificate No. 7940 (see Exhibit 8). When the hydrostatic test was applied at this inspection, safety-valve did not raise until the pressure on the
Inspector's gauge showed 170 ft), per square inch. As a number of safety-valves appeared to
be holding more pressure than allowed by certificate, Mr. Bath became suspicious that his
gauge might not be accurate; when he returned from his trip his gauge was tested at this
office and found to be showing 6 ft), above the standard at 170 lb.: this would indicate that the M 48 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
boiler had been carrying a pressure of 164 ft)., which was 19 ft). more than that indicated in the
letter to Messrs. Fraser & Macaulay. As a result of this discovery the inspection report
(Exhibit 8), a copy of which was sent to Messrs. Fraser & Macaulay, stating that unless greater
care was taken to see that the boiler was operated at the pressure allowed, action would be
taken to enforce the " Boilers Inspection Act" with reference to carrying an over-pressure.
Mr*. Macaulay admitted receiving instructions and report, and stated that he notified the
engineer, James Swanbeck, then in charge, and gave him instructions to have the pressure
reduced.    He also notified Hugh Forbes, the present engineer, as to the working-pressure.
Particulars of Repairs.
Messrs. Kiltz & Morris and Fraser & Macaulay state that no repairs were made or were
necessary.
Nature of the Explosion.
The shell-plate appears to have first ruptured longitudinally at the middle of the length
between the upper fire-box stays and the top of the boiler. The sheet No. A78-443 on one
side of the boiler was torn from end to end through the outer plate near the edge of the inner
lap, except that part which was stiffened by the fire-box stays, where the fracture ran out from
the edge of the plate through the line of the fire-box stay holes, and that part which was
stiffened by the upper head where the fracture ran out from the edge of the plate almost at
right angles, then curving up and passing through the twelfth rivet-hole from the edge of the
inner lap in the circumferential seam.
On the opposite side of the boiler the plate was ruptured along the line of the inner lap
of the longitudinal seam, just as in the case of plate No. A78-443, excepting that at the top
of the boiler the fracture went out from the edge of the plate and through the third rivet-hole,
and at the lower part of the boiler, instead of going through the stay-bolt holes and on to the
bottom of the sheet, the fracture stopped in its vertical direction at the lower stay-bolt hole
and proceeded along in a direction at right angles through the lower stay-bolt holes around
the upper part of the fire-box door down to the centre row of stay-bolt holes, and thence to
the longitudinal seam in one direction, and in the other direction through three stay-bolt holes
of the lower row in a direction at right angles to the vertical, diagonally up to the centre row
of stay-bolt holes, through two of these diagonally down again to the lower row, and continued
in this direction through the hand-hole and on to the bottom of the sheet. At the upper-
part of the boiler the circumferential rupture took place partly through the tube-holes of the
upper head and partly through the shell-plate (see Exhibit 10).
From a comparison of this exhibit with Exhibit 12 of my report on the explosion from
boiler No. 1075b, it will be seen that the directions of the fractures are almost identical in
each case.
Cause of the Explosion.
The explosion was due to the weakening of the shell-plates at the two longitudinal seams,
one of which was on each side of the boiler, and running from top to bottom of the boiler in
a straight line.
The outer lap of each plate was found to have been cracked on the inside from a point
about 6 inches above the top row of fire-box stays to a point about 10 inches from the top of
the boiler. The crack showed a gradual increase in depth .from each end to the centre, where
it extended to a depth of about \ inch, leaving just over \ inch of solid metal. These lap-
seam cracks gradually developed until the remaining solid metal was unable to resist the stress
due to the steam-pressure, when the explosion occurred.
General Remarks.
The boiler which exploded was of the vertical log-haul type, being used at the time for
making a skid-road at Messrs. Fraser & Macaulay's camp at Ruby Creek, Jervis Inlet, B.C.
Messrs. Fraser & Macaulay reported the explosion to our Vancouver office on the morning
of Monday, July 13th, 1914, from whence the message was telephoned to this office. I made
arrangements to go to the logging-camp at once, accompanied by Inspectors G. O. Madigan
and J. Downie. 5 Geo. 5 British Columbia. M 49
We left by the Union Steamship Company's steamer on Monday evening, arriving at
Powell River in the early morning. From there we got into telegraphic communication with
the Department's cruiser "Adanac," on which we proceeded to the camp at Jervis Inlet,
arriving there on Wednesday morning. We found the parts of the boiler as shown in Exhibits
11, 12, 13, and 14. Photos Nos. 1 and 2, Exhibit No. 11, show the upper and lower ends of
the fire-box and tubes, No. 1 indicating the position of the logging-donkey before the explosion
and the relative position of the fire-box and the tubes after the explosion. No. 2 clearly shows
the manner in which the shell-plate was torn in the vertical and circumferential directions
through the fire-box stay-bolt holes. Photo No. 3, Exhibit 12, shows the fire-box and tubes,
and indicates the line of rupture through the tube-holes and the upper tube sheet. Photo
No. 4, Exhibit 12, shows a.side view of the fire-box and tubes and part of the shell-plate,
indicating the vertical rupture at the lower part of shell-plate No. A78-443. Photo No. 5,
Exhibit 13, shows one half of the shell-plate No. A78-443 • this plate was projected at right
angles to the log-haul skids a distance of 188 feet; the photograph shows part of the upper
tube-sheet and indicated the direction of the rupture, both vertically and circumferentially.
Photo No. 6, Exhibit 13, shows the other- half of the shell, excepting that part left on the firebox, as indicated on Exhibit 10, plate A78-442, and Photo No. 2, Exhibit 11; this plate was also
projected in the same direction and landed within a few feet of the plate shown on Photo No. 5.
The force of the explosion would undoubtedly have carried these plates much farther, but
as the bush was quite thick they had cut off several small trees and many branches along the
pathway of their flight.
Examination of the plates at the fractures clearly indicated that the centre part of the
sheets at the lap longitudinal seams had been cracked for some time, while the fractures at the
upper and lower parts of the sheets and the fractures in the circumferential directions were
all through solid material. The general appearance of the fractures and their directions being
almost alike to those of exploded boiler No. 1075b, we at once formed the opinion that the
cause of the failure was the same in each case.
The pressure carried in excess of that allowed by the Inspector—viz., 19 ft).—was
undoubtedly responsible for the explosion occurring earlier than it otherwise would have done.
From the evidence obtained this excess pressure appears to have been carried for five months
previous to the explosion. The safety-valve was found after the explosion and was tested in
this office, starting to blow off at 175 ft).
Mr. Macaulay gave evidence relating to the safety-valve in which he states that he was
present at the test by Mr. Bath on June 25th, 1914, and he stated that the safety-valve
commenced to blow off at 170 ft), by Mr. Bath's gauge. It has already been shown that Mr.
Bath's gauge was indicating 6 ft), more than the standard, the actual blowing-off pressure being
164 ft). .
Mr. Macaulay further states that on receipt of the Inspector's letter notifying him of the
reduction in pressure, he informed James Swanbeck, the engineer in charge. He also states
that he notified Donald H. Forbes, on his taking charge of the plant in May, that the allowable working-pressure was 145 ft)., and that just prior to the explosion he had seen the safety-
valve blow off at 145 ft), as indicated by the boiler-gauge.
The engineer gave evidence on July 27th, 1914, after his discharge from the hospital.
He was engaged on May 13th to operate the skid-road donkey No. 1404d, and operated it
from that date to the time of the explosion. On Saturday, July 11th, he lighted a fire at 6.15
a.m.; the donkey was operated intermittently during the morning. At about 9.30 a.m. steam
blew off from the safety-valve at 145 ft)., when he put a considerable amount of water in the
boiler, having the injector on for about fifteen minutes. This length of time was accounted
for by the injector not working well. The working of the injector and the cooling effect of
the feed-water lowered the pressure to about 75 lb.
As they were not using the engine for hauling at that time, he raised the pressure slowly
to 120 ft)., tried the injector again and put in a little more water, and shut off the injector five
or ten minutes before the explosion occurred. Immediately before the explosion the men
were preparing for another haul; he got a signal to slacken the line, and was rolling the haul-
back drum just at the time the explosion occurred. First he thought it was one of the hand-
hole joints blown out, and he believed that the steam struck him before the real explosion took
place. He covered his face and ran to the assistance of the fireman, whom he found about 45
feet from the donkey with his foot jammed between the water-tank and one of the skids of
the skid-road; he managed to liberate the fireman and then collapsed. Assistance shortly
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came to hand ; both he and the fireman were taken to the camp, where the roader engineer,
George Morrison, first dressed the injured part of his leg, which was in great pain ; he then
attended to the scalded parts of his face, arm, shoulder, and hip, using peroxide of hydrogen,
talcum powder, and cotton wool; and I may just here mention that Mr. Morrison made such
a good job of the scalded parts of Forbes's face that no scars remain.
Referring to Mr. Bath's inspection of June 25th, he states that after the inspection they
started to work, the line being attached to a large snag which the donkey was unable to
move. It surged backwards and forwards, with the result that the engine-frame was finally
broken. Repairs to this were completed on July 9th and steam was raised to 80 ft)., but no
work was done by the donkey. Questioned as to his being notified as to the reduction in
pressure on the boiler, he states that he is not sure how he first learned that the pressure had
been reduced to 145 ft)., but it was a few days after he first took charge ; he may have asked
Mr. Macaulay or engineer Bergman may have told him. Mr. Macaulay asked him what
pressure he was carrying about a month after he commenced, and he told him 145 ft). When
he learnt that the pressure was reduced to 145 lb., as the valve was carrying 158 ft)., I slackened
the screw off the adjusting-ring, reducing the pressure to 145 ft). When the Inspector put on
the water-pressure at the inspection of June 25th the safety-valve did not raise until the
pressure was 175 ft).
When asked if he had noticed the pressure rise to above 145 ft), previous to the inspection,
he stated that he had not, and that it blew off again at 145 ft), when steam was up. He had
been instructed by the Inspector to slacken it up to 140 ft)., but as steam was only raised
twice he  did  not have an opportunity  to make the change before the explosion occurred.
With a view to making bendirrg tests, I had two pieces of plate, one from each shell-sheet,
shipped to this office. The test strips were marked off as shown on Exhibit 10, and cut along
the lines indicated, and with these tests strips experiments were carried out as follows :—
Experiment No. 1 : Test strip No. 1A, bent across the grain to 180 degrees; specimen
fracture about one-third through the plate.
Experiment No. 2 : Test strip No. 2 A, bent across the grain to 120 degrees, showing only
slight cracks at the outer edge of the bend.
Experiment No. 3 : Test strip No. 5A, bent over and leaving \ inch between the bent
ends (instead of being hammered down on itself), showing fractures about \ inch deep from
the outside of the bend and a slight fracture at the edge of the plate.
Experiment No. 4 : Test strip No. 5A, bent across the grain 159 degrees; plate fractured
half the thickness on one side of the strip, the other side showing a slight fracture at the edge
of the plate.
Experiments Nos. 5, 6, 7, and 8 : Test strips Nos. B3, B4, B7, and B8, bent with the
grain through 180 degrees and hammered down close, showing no sign of cracks or flaws.
Experiment No. 9 : Test strip No. CI, bent with the grain to 180 degrees and hammered
down close, showing slight cracks on the outer edge of the bend.
In order to determine the micro-structure and the disposition of the impurities, I prepared
specimens cut from positions indicated on Exhibit 10, marked Ml, M2, and M3. After
polishing and etching, all these specimens showed large cracks and segregations of impurities
and in all respects were similar to micro-photographs Nos. 7 and 8, Exhibit 15 (see report on
explosion No. 1075b).
From the result of the bending tests and the appearance of the micro-structure of the
material I decided that it was unnecessary to make tensile tests and chemical analysis of the
plates, as exhaustive experiments along these lines were made with test strips cut from
exploded boiler No. 1075b ; and as these plates were all from the same manufacturer's furnace
charge A78, I have arrived at the same conclusion as in the former case—viz., that the plates
which failed contained large segregated areas of impurities, in the form of bands or layers,
and they were unable to withstand the transverse stresses set up in the plates near the lap-joints.
Cracks were started on the inner surface of the plates, and these cracks were attacked by
oxygen, which together with the bending action caused rapid destruction to a point where the
solid metal was unable to withstand the steam-pressure.
I have, etc.,
John Peck,
Chief Inspector of Machinery.  J)reui'i/io fH
■"■y^y*
Order 71?
Exhibit 1. 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
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Exhibit 2.
JAMES DUNLOP & CO., LIMITED.
Calderbank Steel Works, Calderbank.
For Messrs. Sale & Co.
28th December, 1909.
Inspector for James Dunlop & Co., Ltd.
(Signed)    Thomas Smith.
Boat or
Boiler
No.
Test
No.
Charge
No.
DlMENSrONS.
BREAKtNG
Straks.
ELOKGATrON.
LrMIT OF
ELASTrCtTY.
Description.
Breadth
Thickness.
Area.
Tons Indicated.
Tonsper
Sq. In.
Per
Cent, on
8".
Per
Cent, on
10".
Tons Indicated.
Tonsper
Sq. In.
Steel Boiler Plates.
V.M.D.
Victoria
(b)
(e)
(d)
(<*)
440
442
443
444
461
650
ATS
A80
1.62
1.67
4
89
4
4
4
4
648
632
648
648
648
668
19.2
18.5
19.0
19.4
19.1
10.9
29.6
29.2
29.3
29.9
29.5
29.8
25
24
26
26
25
27
10.0
10.0
10.2
9.8
10.5
11.0
15.4
15.8
15.7
16.1
16.2
16.9
Remarks:
Plates.
(a) 2
(b) 2
(c) 2
(d) 2
(e) 2
if) 2
12
8.10|x9Hx 13/32,
Steel boiler plates.
Exhibit a
AFFIDAVIT OF MANUFACTURER OF STEAM BOILER, 1074B.
To B.C. Registered Design No. 1404d.
Built for Empire Mfg. Co., of Vancouver, B.C., by Victoria Machinery Depot Co., of Victoria, B.C., in
July, 1910, of the type known as Vertical Tubular, and marked Reg. Design No. 1319, and is
constructed as follows:—
Shell of Boiler.
Diameter inside— 4' 6".
Length over all—8' 11 \".
Height  	
Thickness of plate or plates—13/32".
Style of longitudinal seams—Lap.
Thickness of butt straps	
No. of rows of rivets	
Size of rivet-holes—J".
Pitches of rivets—3".
Distance between rows—1 9/16".
m     centre of hole to edge of plate—-\\".
Style of circumferential seams—Lap.
No. of rows of rivets—One.
Size of rivet-holes—13/16".
Pitches of rivets—1-^".
Distance from centre of  hole  to  edge of
plate—1 7/32".
Size and No. of upper man-hole \
openings or hand-holes /	
Style of  man-hole   ring   and   width   and
thickness	
Thickness of boiler-heads—7/16".
Size and No. of lower man-hole \
openings or hand-holes f	
Style of  man-hole   ring  and  width  and
thickness	
Steam Dome or Drum.
Height or length ,
Diameter	
Thickness of plate	
Thickness of head	
Style of longitudinal joint in shell 	
Diameter and pitch of holes in longitudinal
seam	
Style of joint on flange	
Diameter and pitch of holes in flange	
Combustion Box or Furnace.
Length	
Breadth	
Height	
Thickness of plates, crown, and sides..ends
Pitches of stays in sides	
Net diam. or diam. at bottom of thread ...
How crown sheet is stayed 	
Pitch of stays or girder bolts	
Net diam. or diam. at bottom of thread ...
Riveted or nutted	
No. of girders	
Distances between centres	
Length of girders	
Thickness and depth	
Thickness of tube-plate—7/16".
Pitches of tubes, horizontal—2J", vertical..
Inside diameter of tubes—1.81.
No. and length of tubes—200, 6' 0".
Outside diameter of tubes—2".
Furnace if Circular.
No. and outside diameter—One, 4' 1".
Thickness of plate—§".
Total length—3' 0".
Length between rings	
Style of rings	
Style of longitudinal seams—D.R. Lap.
Pitch of stays—7" x 8".
Distance between rows of stays—8".
Net diam. of stays at bottom of thread—.
Stays in Shell.
Distance from centres of tubes up to shell-
plate 	
No. and net diam. of through stays	
Single or double nutted	
Washers or doubling plate	
Pitches of through stays	
No. and net diam. of diagonal stays	
Pitches of diagonal stays	
Length of diagonal stays and of lines	
Size of angle or tee irons	
No. and size of rivets, head end of stays ...
No. and size of rivets, shell end stays	
Pitch of rivets in crow feet	
No. cross stays over furnace	
Net diam. and pitch	
Stays in Neutral Sheet below Steam Dome.
Net diam. or diam. at bottom of thread ...
No. of stays	
How fastened	
Safety Valves.
Makers—Crane & Co.
Size—2".
No. of valves—One.
No. of B.C. registered design	
Fusible Plug.
Type and size—f".
Where  placed— Firebox   tube   plate   over
centre of fire.
Fire-grate.
Area of fire-grate in square feet	
Heating Surface.
Total area of heating surface in square feet. M 52
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
Exhibit S.—Concluded.
Material used in Construction.
Shells—Steel.
Maker's Name—Calderbank.
Tensile strength—65,000 to 70,000 lbs.
Elastic limit—| Ultimate strength.
Elongation—24% in 8".
Stays—Steel.
Tensile strength—60,000 lbs.
Heads—Steel.
Maker's name—Calderbank.
Tensile strength-60,000 to 65,000 lbs.
Elastic limit—o> Ultimate strength.
Elongation—27% in 8".
Rivets—Steel.
Tensile strength—55,000 to 60,000 lbs.
How driven—Hydraulic.
Furnace—Steel.
Maker's Name—Calderbank.
Tensile strength—55,000 to 62,000 lbs.
Elastic limit —oj Ultimate strength.
Elongation— 30% in 8".
Tubes—Steel.
Maker's name	
State here how all rivet-holes were made—punched or drilled—punched; before or after bending—before.
I kereby declare that the foregoing statement, having reference to the boiler built by Victoria Machinery
Depot Co., Ltd., at Victoria, B.C., and completed on the 14th day of July, 1910, is irr all respects true.
SWORN before me J. H. P. Shotbolt, J.P.,1    (Signed)    Victoria Machinery Depot Co., Ltd. _
Maker of Boiler.
Per   J. Savage.
at Victoria, B.C., this 14th day of July, 1910
P"}
Do not Write below this Line, Use Back oe Form tor any other Particulars.
Present Owner.
No. of Affidavit     No. of Drawing     No. of Boiler..
Filed in Chief Inspector's Office	
Exhibit 4.
INSPECTOR'S FIRST ANNUAL REPORT.
Date of Inspection—Feb. 22nd, 1911.
Size—4' 6" x 8' ll£".
Owner—Kiltz & Morris.
Name of First Engineer	
No. and Class of Certificate	
Age of boiler	
Maker of plates—Calderbank.
When was covering removed	
Suspended at one or both ends	
No. and position of supports	
Water-gauge—Screwed into shell.
Test cocks—3 screwed into shell.
Steam-gauge—side of boiler.
Main steam stop valve on boiler—Yes.
Boiler number—1404D.
Horse-power—33.4.
Manager	
Name of Second Engineer	
No. and Class of Certificate	
By whom built—Victoria Machinery Depot.
Tensile strength of plates—65,000 to 70,000.
No. of Certificate	
Boiler Setting.
Dist. from rear end to back wall	
Foundations	
Fittings.
Pump or injector—Injector.
Where is feed-water admitted—above crown.
Size of feed pipe—One.
How is feed-water regulated—at injector.
Type—Vert.
Inspection fees—$6.70.
Postal address	
Name of Third Engineer	
No. and Class of Certificate .,
Iron or steel plates—Steel.
Have any repairs been made .
Natural or forced draft	
Size of steam pipe—2-V" to 2" at branch.
Arrangement for expansion of steam
pipes—Elbows.
Drainage of steam pipes    . 5 Geo. 5
British Columbia.
M 53
Exhibit 4.—Continued.
Construction.
Shell of Boiler.
Diameter—4' 6".
Length—8' 1H".
Thickness of plate—13/32".
Style of longitudinal seams—Lap.
Thickness of butt straps	
Size of rivet holes—\".
Pitch of rivets—3".
Distance between rows—1 9/16".
m     centre of hole to edge of plate—\\".
Style of circumferential seams—Lap S.R.
No. of rows of rivets—One.
Size of rivet holes—13/16.
Pitch of rivets-1 7/32.
Distance from edge of plate	
Size of man-hole opening	
Style of man-hole ring	
Thickness of boiler heads—7/16".
Size of man-hole opening	
Style of man-hole ring	
Steam Dome or Drum.
Height or length	
Diameter	
Thickness of plate	
Thickness of head	
Style of joint in shell	
Diameter and pitch of holes	
Style of joint on flange   	
Diam. and pitch of holes	
Combustion Box or Furnace.
Length	
Breadth   	
Thickness of plate	
Pitch of stays in sides	
Net diameter	
Pitch of stays or girder bolts 	
Net Dia.        n h	
Riveted or nutted	
No. of girders	
Distance between centres	
Length of girders	
Thickness and depth	
Thickness of tube plates—7/16.
Horizontal pitch of tubes—2|,
Inside diameter       h 1.81
No. and length        n 200, 6'.
Outside diameter    n 2.
Furnace if Circular.
No. and outside diameter—4' 1".
Thickness of plate—§.
Total length—3.
Length between rings	
Style of rings	
Style of longitudinal seams—Lap D.R.
Pitch and net diam. of stays—7", 626 sq.
in. Eff. Area.
Distance between rows    »       8.
Stays in Shell.
Height of segment above tubes	
No. and net diam. of through stays	
Washers or doubling plate	
Pitch of stays	
No. and net diam. of diagonal stays	
No. and net area of gusset stays	
Length of stays and of lines	
Size of angle iron	
No. and size of rivets, head end of stays...
No. and size of rivets, shell end stays	
Pitch of rivets in crow feet	
No. cross stays over furnace	
Net dia. and pitch	
Stays in Neutral Sheet below Steam Dome.
Net Diameter .
No. of stays...
How fastened .
Safety Valves.
Makers—McAvity.
Size—2".
No. of valves—One.
Fusible Plug.
Type and size—f".
Where placed—Centre of crown sheet.
State here how all rivet holes were made—punched or drilled.
Remarks:
; before or after bending.
Test.
Hydrostatic test, pressure per square inch-
State of boiler under test—Good.
Working pressure allowed—160.
Adjustment of safety valves, by whom..
Whether under steam or water pressure
Test of safety valves for efficiency 	
Remarks:
1074B
T.P. 240.
W.P. 160.
15/7/10.
J.D.
Blow off to have extra heavy nipple.
Calculated Strength.    No.  1319.
Factor of safety—4.37.
Tensile strength of plate in boiler shell—65,000 to 70,000 lb.
Tensile strength of material in stays and braces—9,000 lb.
Percentage of plates at longitudinal joints, as compared with solid plate—75 per cent.
Percentage of rivets in longitudinal joint, as compared with solid plate—more.
Percentage strength of combined plate and rivet section at longitudinal joint	
Percentage strength of plate at circumferential joint, as compared with solid plate	
Percentage strength of rivets in circumferential joint, as compared with plate	
Working pressure allowable on cylindrical shell—155 lb. at 60,000 lb. and 167 lb. if 65,000 lb.
ii ii end of boiler ,	
m ii diagonal of stays   	
n it direct stays	
ii it firebox stays—100 lb.
ii it circular surfaces ~l
„ „ flat surfaces V68 lb. plus 100 lb. =168 tb.
ii H cylindrical furnaces . J
M n furnace crown bars	
ii ii steam dome or drum	
Maximum working pressure allowable on boiler—155 lb. or 167 lb. =167 lb. allowed.
Remarks : M 54
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
Exhibit 4.—Concluded.
Engines.
Jype	
Diameter of crank shaft	
No. of revolutians per minute
State of Cylinders	
Diameter of crank pin
Style of governor
Diameter of fly-wheel.
Length of crank pin..
Cylinder drains	
Remarks :
Insp. Fittings at Empire Mfg. Co. Feb. 22/11.
Both sold March 24/11 to Kiltz & Morris.
G. 0.  Madigan,
Inspector of Steam Boilers
Exhibit 5.
INSPECTOR'S 1912 REPORT.
Date of inspection—Oct. 9/12.
Size—4' 6" x 8' Hi".
Owner—Fraser & Macaulay, Gambier Island
not operating.
Name of first engineer—none.
No. and class of certificate	
Age of boiler	
Maker of plates—Calderbank.
When was covering removed	
Suspended at one or both ends.	
No. and position of supports	
Water-gauge—screwed into shell.
Test-cocks—3 screwed into shell.
Steam-gauge—side of boiler.
Main steam stop-valve on boiler—Yes.
Boiler number—1404D.
Horse-power—33.4.
Manager	
Name of second engineer   ,	
No. and class of certificate	
By whom built—Vict. Machinery Depot.
Tensile strength of plates—65,000 to 70,000.
No. of certificate	
Boiler Setting.
Dist. from rear to back wall	
Foundations	
Fittings.
Pump or injector—Injector.
Where is feed-water admitted—above crown
Size of feed-pipe—1".
How is feed-water regulated—at injector.
Type—Vert.
Inspection fees—-$6.70.
Postal address—336 Pender St. West.
Name of third engineer	
No. and class of certificate	
Iron or steel plates—Steel.
Have any repairs been made	
Natural or forced draft.
Size of steam-pipe—2-g-" to 2" at branch.
Arrangement for expansion of steam-
pipes—Elbows.
Drainage of steam-pipes	
Test.
Hydrostatic test, pressure per square inch—240.
State of boiler under test—Good.
Working pressure allowed—160.
Adjustment of safety-valve, by whom...
Whether under steam or water pressure.
Test of safety-valves for efficiency	
Remarks :
Inspection Oct.  9/12 boiler tight under test and in good condition, steam gauge 20 lbs.  slow, not
operating.
At Gambier Island at this date not operating.
F. Bath,
per    G. 0. M. 5 Geo. 5
rBRiTisH Columbia.
M 55
Exhibit 6.
Mary Island Camp.
Office of Inspector of Boilers and Machinery,
Vancouver, B.C.,
Sept, 18/13.
INSPECTOR'S  REPORT.
Date of first inspection 13 July, 1910.
Sir,—I have inspected jour boiler, No. 1404D, and have found (no) defects (as enumerated below) :—
Steam-gauge—10 lbs. slow.
Main stop-valve on boiler—leaks badly.
Steam-pipe—correct.
Blow-off pipe 	
Safety-valve—not tested.
Water-gauge— correct.
Pump or injector M
Arrangement for expansion    n
Drainage of steam-pipes »
Hydrostatic test—satisfactory.
Test-cocks—   correct.
Feed-pipe n
Blow-off cock      ii
Fusible plug—to be renewed.
State of boiler under test—good.
BSS" Defects marked " D " are dangerous and must be remedied at once. ISA
Date of inspection—Sep. 15/13.
Size—54" x 108".
Owner—Fraser & Macaulay.
Name of 1st engineer—L. Bergman.
No. and class of certificate—2297, 5th.
Working-pressure allowed—160 lbs.
Boiler number—1404D.
H orse -power—33.4.
Manager	
Name of 2nd engineer	
No. and class of certificate	
Adjustment of safety-valve—not adjusted,
Type—Loghaul.
Inspection fees—$6.70.
Postal address—336 Pender St. West.
Name of 3rd engineer	
No. and class of certificate	
Whether under steam or water pressure.
Remarks :
Hydrostatic test proved the boiler to be tight, it also appears to be in good condition.
Operating at Mary Island.
(Signed)   F. Bath,
Inspector of Boilers and Machinery.
Exhibit 7.
Office of Inspector oe Boilers and Machinery,
Vancouver, B.C.,
 , 191..
INSPECTOR'S  REPORT.
Date of first inspection , 191. .
Sir,—I have inspected your boiler, No. 1404D, and have found (no) defects (as enumerated below):—
Steam-gauge  	
Main stop-valve on boiler .
Steam-pipe	
Blow-off pipe    	
Saftj-valve 	
Water-gauge  	
Pump or injector 	
Arrangement for expansion.
Drainage of steam-pipes ....
Hydrostatic test	
Test-cocks	
Feed-pipe  	
Blow-off cock	
Fusible plug 	
State of boiler under test.
SrW Defects marked " D " are dangerous and must be remedied at once. ^
Date of inspection—Nov. 24/13.
Size	
Owner—Fraser & Macaulay.
Name of 1st engineer—was not operating
No. and class of certificate	
Working-pressure allowed	
Boiler number—1404D.
Horse-power	
Manager	
Name of 2nd engineer	
No. and class of certificate..
Adjustment of safety-valve .
Type	
Inspection fees	
Postal address	
Name of 3rd engineer	
No. and class of certificate	
Whether under steam or water pressure. M 56
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery,
1915
Exhibit 7.—Concluded.
Remarks :
Special inspection to ascertain amount of deflection of longitudinal seam.
L.H. Seam. R.H. Seam.
Press.
Def.
Press.
Def.
100 lbs.
180 lbs.
240 lbs.
24/1,000.
42/1,000.
66/1,000.
160 lbs.
200 lbs.
240 lbs.
35/1,000.
47/1,000.
58/1,000.
Not operating, boiler not operating, was reduced to 145 lbs. under Mr. Peck's instruction in January.
(Signed)   F. Bath,
Inspector of Boilers and Machinery.
Exhibit 8.
Office of Inspector of Boilers and Machinery,
Vancouver, B.C.,
June 25/14.
INSPECTOR'S  REPORT.
Date of first inspection 22nd Feb. 1913.
Sir,—I have inspected your boiler, No. 1404D, and have found (no) defects (as enumerated below):—
Steam-gauge—7 lbs. slow.
Main stop-valve on boiler—leaks badly.
Steam-pipe—■  correct.
Blow-off pipe       n
Safety-valve—see remarks.
Water-gauge— correct
Pump or injector n
Arrangement for expansion    n
Drainage of steam-pipes n
Hydrostatic test—unsatisfactory.
Test-cocks—   correct.
Feed-pipe m
Blow-off cock      ii
Fusible plug—to be renewed.
State of boiler under test—good.
SrW Defects marked " D" are dangerous and must be remedied at once. 'Wb
Date of inspection—25 June, 1914.
Size-54"x9' 10".
Owner—Fraser & Macaulay.
Name of 1st engineer—D. Forbes.
No. and class of certificate— 7,940, 4th.
Working-pressure allowed—145 lbs.
Boiler n mber—1404D.
Horse-power—33.4.
Manager	
Name of 2nd engineer	
No. and class of certificate.
Adjustment of safety-valve
Type—Loghaul.
Inspection fees—$6.70.
Postal address—Ruby Creek, Jervis Inlet.
Name of 3rd engineer	
No. and class of certificate	
Whether under steam or water pressure..
Remarks:
This boiler was tested to the pressure at which the safety-valve lifted, this pressure was found to be
170 lbs. Seeing that the W.P. of 145 lbs. only is allowed I would recommend that greater care be taken
to see that the boiler is operated within the pressure allowed, otherwise action will be taken to enforce the
" Boiler Inspection Act of 1901," with reference to carrying an over pressure. Tubes at their top-ends
leaked during the test.    Conditions otherwise appear to be good.
At Jervis Inlet when it blew up.
(Signed)   F. Bath,
Inspector of Boilers and Machinery.  M
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N  Exhibit 11.
Photo No. 1.
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¥3 5 Geo. 5 British Columbia. M 57
Exhibit 9.
Copy.
Jan. 14th/14.
Messrs. Fraser <k Macaulay,
Jervis Inlet, B.C.
Gentlemen :—
As the result of the special inspection carried out on November 24th, 1913 on boiler No. 1404D located
in your Jervis Inlet camp, I have been instructed by the Chief Inspector of Machinery to inform you that
owing to the excessive deflections or bending of the shell plates near the longitudinal seam, a working
pressure of 145 lbs. only, instead of 160 lbs. will be allowed in future.
I have the honour to be,
Gentlemen,
Your obedient servant,
(Sgd.)   F. Bath,
Inspector. M 58 Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery, 1915
"BOILERS    INSPECTION    ACT."
REPORT OF FORMAL INVESTIGATION No. 3.
EXPLOSION FROM CAST-IRON HEATING-BOILER No. H220D.
Office of the Chief Inspector of Machinery,
New Westminster, B.C., January 4th,  1915.
The Honourable the Minister of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit the following report of formal investigation made by
me relative to this explosion :—
EXPLOSION FROM CAST-IRON HEATING-BOILER No. H220D.
Date and Place of Explosion.
The explosion occurred between 4 and 5 p.m. on November 4th, 1914, at the Oriental
Rooms, 252 Powell Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Name and Address of Owner.
The boiler was at the time owned by Messrs. Eligh & De Pencier, of Vancouver, B.C. ;
the rooming-house was leased to Itaro Sakiyamo.
Persons killed and injured.
Ktaro Hasimoto was severely scalded by the explosion and died in the hospital soon after
being admitted.    G. Sobyue was also severely scalded, but has since recovered.
Description of Cast-iron Heating-boiler No. H220D and Particulars relating to its
Construction.
The boiler was manufactured by the American Radiator Company of Chicago, and known
as the " Ideal," manufacturers' number S28-6, and was of the cast-iron sectional type consisting
of six sections, the sections being connected together by cast-iron push-nipples, and held in
position by means of two through bolts at the top and two through bolts at the bottom of the
boiler. The main steam-pipe was threaded into the top of the fifth section from the front, the
return pipe being threaded into the fifth section at the bottom. The safety-valve opening was
on the second section from the front. The safety-valve, steam-gauge, and water-gauge fittings
were as required by the British Columbia "Inspection Act."
Particulars of Operation.
The boiler was used for heating the three upper floors of the rooming-house known as
"The Oriental Rooms." On March 14th, 1913, Mr. Bath made a preliminary inspection,
ordering a 3-inch safety-valve and fusible plug. On October 31st Mr. Biggam visited the
plant and found that it was not ready for final inspection. He explained that the alterations
ordered by Mr. Bath must be made before the plant could be operated. The safety-valve and
fusible plug were fitted to the boiler and report sent to the Inspector's office. On November
4th, 1913, final inspection was made by Mr. Biggam (see Exhibit 1).
At that time there was no engineer in charge of the boiler as it was not operating, but
when they were ready to commence heating the building Wm. TJrquhart, Temporary Heating
Certificate No. 8573, was placed in charge. The last inspection was made by Mr. Goepel on
November 3rd, 1914 (see Exhibit 2). 5 Geo. 5 British Columbia. M 59
Nature of Explosion.
The force of the explosion blew out the main steam-pipe where it was threaded into the
top of the section, broke the upper main bolt which held the sections together, and forced the
sections off the push-nipples in the centre of the boiler, allowing the contents of the boiler to
escape partly through the main steam-opening and partly through the opening for the push-
nipples. The upper cleaning-out doors and the fire-box doors were blown out, the boiler was
moved on its foundation, and the roof of the building was blown off.
Cause of the Explosion.
The explosion was caused by lighting a fire in the boiler after the hydrostatic test had
been applied by the Inspector while the boiler was full of water, the safety-valve opening
plugged with a screw-plug, and the flow and return pipe stopped by blank flanges.
Just before the explosion the boiler had been prepared for inspection by a steam-fitter
from the Vulcan Iron Works, 140 Alexandra Street, Vancouver, B.C., and as the flow and
return mains had no stop-valves, blank flanges were inserted in these pipes as shown on
Exhibit 3. The blank flanges used were made as provided in section 65 of Rules for Inspection—viz., in the form of a spectacle piece, having one end blank and the other end cut out in
the centre to the same size as the bore of the pipe.
When the hydrostatic test is to be applied to the boiler, the blank end is inserted between
the pipe-flanges, and before starting up the boiler the flange should be taken out and the end
having the opening inserted, leaving the blank end in plain view for any one to see that there
is a free passage through the flow and return.
To prevent unnecessary strain on the safety-valve spring by screwing it down to withstand
a hydrostatic pressure, the safety-valve was taken off and the threaded pipe-plug screwed into
the opening; this is plainly shown on the top of the second section (see Exhibit 3).
When the boiler was prepared for inspection our Vancouver office was notified. Mr. P.
A. Goepel visited the building on November 3rd, the boiler was examined and the hydrostatic
test applied, and the Inspector notified the owner ; and as Sakiyamo was with him at the time
the inspection was made, he told him that he could send for the steam-fitter and put on the
mountings at any time; the Inspector intending to go and look it over as soon as he was
notified that it was properly connected up, and also see that there was a certificated engineer
in charge, so that he might issue the certificate. It appears that the owners of the building
had notified Sakiyamo that they would send down his certificated engineer to operate the
boiler as soon as heat was required. Sakiyamo states that he so informed Hashimoto, who
was the rooming-house manager.
From evidence given at the Coroner's inquest, it appears that Hashimoto had either
forgotten the instructions given him oi* neglected them, and as the weather was getting a little
cool he decided to fire up the boiler, taking Sobyue with him to the boiler-room. Neither of
these men knew anything about a boiler, and there appears to be no doubt that they lighted
the fire with the boiler nearly full of water, as it was left by the Inspector.
In some way the main steam-pipe connection let go in the threads as shown in Exhibit 4,
thus allowing the contents of the boiler to escape, blowing the roof off the building, moving
the boiler off its foundation, and scalding the two men.
The escape of the contents of the boiler from the push-nipple openings into the smoke-
flues appears to have blown off the smoke-flue doors and the fire-door. The escape of water
and steam through these openings was no doubt responsible for the scalding of the two men
present, who would likely be standing near at the front of the boiler.
I am pleased to report that the owners, Messrs. Eligh & De Pencier, were in no way
responsible for the accident, nor does it appear that the lessee of the building, Mr. Itaro
Sakiyamo, was in any way to blame. Hashimoto appears to have acted altogether on his
initiative, and met with his death as a result of his own actions.
The owners of the building had complied in every way with the Act and Regulations,
having the boiler inspected the year previous to the accident and operated by a certificated
engineer during the heating season of 1913 and 1914, and had made arrangements for a
certificated engineer to operate this season as soon as they were informed that heat was needed.
I have, etc.,
John Peck,
Chief Inspector of Machinery. M 60
Report of Chief Inspector of Machinery.
1915
Copy.
Exhibit 1.
Office of Inspector of Boilers and Machinery,
Vancouver, B.C.,
Nov. 7th/13.
INSPECTOR'S REPORT.
Date of first inspection March 4th/l3.
Sir,—I have inspected your boiler, No. H220D, and have found (no) defects (as enumerated below):—
St earn-gauge— satisfactory.
Main stop-valve on boiler n
Steam-pipe n
Blow-off pipe ■■
Safety-valve n
Water-gauge— satisfactory.
Pump or injector n
Arrangement for expansion        M
Drainage for steam-pipes it
Hydrostatic test m
Test-cocks—
Feed-pipe
Blow-off cock
Fusible plug
State of boiler under test
satisfactory.
&sT Defects marked " D" are dangerous and must be remedied at once. 1£&
Date of inspection—Nov. 4th/13.
Size	
Owner—Eligh & De Pencier.
Name of 1st engineer—none.
No. and class of certificate	
Working-pressure allowed—5 lbs.
Boiler number—H220D.
Horse-power—7.8.
Manager	
Name of 2nd engineer	
No. and class of certificate..
Adjustment of safety-valve .
Type—O.I.
Inspection fees—$5.00.
Postal address—252 Powell St.
Name of 3rd engineer	
No. and class of certificate	
Whether under steam or water pressure.
Remarks:
This boiler was inspected at the Oriental Rooms on the 4th inst. and certain repairs by Murray Bros,
were inspected and found satisfactory.    Kindly have your engineer report to this Office before starting up.
Inspection fee, $5.00.
Note :—Before starting plant, Wm. Urquhart, temporary heating certificate No. 8573 reported taking
charge
(Signed)   F. Biggam,
Inspector of Boilers and Machinery.
Copy.
Exhibit 2.
Office of Inspector of Boilers and Machinery,
Vancouver, B.C.,
Nov. 4th/14.
INSPECTOR'S REPORT.
Date of first inspection March 4th/13.
Sir,—I have inspected your boiler, No. H220D, and have found (no) defects (as enumerated below) :—
Steam-gauge—satisfactory.
Main stop-valve on boiler ..
Steam-pipe	
Blow-off pipe  	
Safety-valve—satisfactory.
Water-gauge—satisfactory.
Pump or injector	
Arrangement for expansion.
Drainage of steam-pipes	
Hydrostatic test    ...
Test-cocks—satisfactory.
Feed-pipe 	
Blow-off cock	
Fusible plug	
State of boiler under test.
SrW Defects marked "D" are dangerous and must be remedied at once. 13i
Date of inspection—Nov. 3rd/14.
Size	
Owner—Eligh ■& De Pencier.
Name of 1st engineer—none.
No. and class of certificate	
Working-pressure allowed—5 lbs.
Boiler number—H220D.
Hcrse-power—7.8.
Manager	
Name of 2nd engineer	
No. and class of certificate..
Adjustment of safety-valve .
Type—C.I.
Inspection fees—$5.00.
Postal address—252 Powell St.
Name of 3rd engineer	
No. and class of certificate	
Whether under steam or water pressure.
Remarks:
Inspected on 3rd inst. and found generally satisfactory.
Please note that an engineer with B.C. certificate will have te be placed in charge of this plant before
steam is raised.
(Signed)    P.  A.  Goepel,
Inspector of Boilers and Machinery.
VICTORIA, B.C. :
Printed by William H.  Cullin, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1915. Exhibit 3.

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