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" In fact, San Francisco has violated all underwriting traditions and precedents by not burning up; that it has not done so is largely due to the vigilance of the fire department, which cannot be relied upon indefinitely to stave off the inevitable. "
The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906: And Their Effects ... - Page 142
by Grove Karl Gilbert, Joseph Austin Holmes, Richard Lewis Humphrey, John Stephen Sewell, Frank Soulé - 1907 - 170 pages
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Bulletin, Issues 319-324

Geology - 1908
...generally, the "probability feature" alarmingly severe, the element- of a ••conflagration Ini/.anl " present to a marked degree, and the topography unfavorable....not done so is largely due to the vigilance of the lire department, which can not be relied upon indefinitely to stave of!' (he inevitable." This report...
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Complete Story of the San Francisco Earthquake: The Eruption of Mount ...

Marshall Everett - Earthquakes - 1906 - 304 pages
...disadvantages, the report said : "In fact, San Francisco has violated all underwriting traditions and precedent by not burning up. That it has not done so is largely...due to the vigilance of the fire department, which cannot be relied upon indefinitely to stave off the inevitable." VIEWS OF CHICAGO GEOLOGISTS. Prominent...
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Geology and Oil Resources of the Santa Maria Oil District, Santa ..., Issue 322

Ralph Arnold, Robert van Vleck Anderson - Petroleum - 1907 - 161 pages
...and on the east by the Bay of San Francisco. This district consisted of 101 blocks, containing 2,080 separate buildings, of which 2.2 per cent were fireproof,...not done so is largely due to the vigilance of the tire department, which can not be relied upon indefinitely to stave off the inevitable." This report...
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Bulletin - United States Geological Survey, Issue 324

Geological Survey (U.S.) - Geology - 1907
...unmanageable from a fire-fighting standpoint by reason of adverse conditions introduced by the topography. In fact. San Francisco has violated all underwriting...vigilance of the fire department, which can not be relied UIKMI indefinitely to stave off the inevitable. FIRE-RESISTING QUALITIES OF STRUCTURES AND STRUCTURAL...
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Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 33, Part 2

Civil engineering - 1907
...introduced by the topography. In fact, San Francisco has violated all underwriting traditions and precedent by not burning up. That it has not done so is largely...due to the vigilance of the fire department, which cannot be relied upon indefinitely to stave off the inevitable." The last sentence of this summary...
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Earthquake and Fire 1906 San Francisco: Concerning the Fire Resistance of ...

Buildings - 1907 - 90 pages
...introduced by the topography. In fact, San Francisco has violated all underwriting traditions and precedent by not burning up. That it has not done so is largely due to trie vigilance of the fire department, which cannot be relied upon indefinitely to stave off the inevitable....
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Report of the Joint Committee of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New ...

New York (State). Legislature. Joint Committee to Investigate Corrupt Practices in Connection with Legislation, and Insurance Companies, Edwin A. Merritt (Jr.) - Bribery - 1911 - 4303 pages
...standpoint, by reason of that very condition. Xow, San Francisco has violated all underwriting conditions, or precedents, by not burning up. That it has not done so is largely due to the vigilance of the fire departments, which cannot be relied on indefinitely to stave off the inevitable. It .saved my company...
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Report of the Joint Committee of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New ...

New York (State). Legislature. Joint Committee to Investigate Corrupt Practices in Connection with Legislation, and Insurance Companies, Edwin A. Merritt (Jr.) - Bribery - 1911 - 4303 pages
...standpoint, by reason of that very condition. Xow, San Francisco has violated all underwriting conditions, or precedents, by not burning up. That it has not done so is largely due to the vigilance of the fire departments, which cannot be relied on indefinitely to stave off the inevitable. It saved my company...
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Fire Prevention and Fire Protection as Applied to Building Construction: A ...

Joseph Kendall Freitag - Building, Fireproof - 1912 - 1038 pages
...introduced by the topography. In fact, San Francisco has violated all underwriting traditions and precedent by not burning up. That it has not done so is largely...due to the vigilance of the fire department, which cannot be relied upon indefinitely to sta^ off the inevitable. Statistics of Buildings Burned. —...
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Technical World Magazine, Volume 8

Technology - 1907
...Fire Underwrit569 ers said : "San Francisco has violated all underwriting traditions and precedent by not burning up. That it has not done so is largely...due to the vigilance of the fire department, which cannot be relied upon indefinitely to stave off the inevitable." But did that terrible fire following...
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