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Newark, NJ Electrical Works, Fire, Apr 1895

ELECTRICAL WORKS DESTROYED.

Large Building with Machinery Ruined by the Flames.

NEWARK, N. J., April 7.---Clark & Wheeler's electrical works, near the ampere station, on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad, five miles west of this city, were destroyed by fire this morning. Over $30,000 worth of motors and dynamos, which were stored in the building, were destroyed, together with about $30,000 worth of machinery. The building, a brick, 300 by 10 feet, was burned to the ground. The total loss will amount to about $110,000, on which there was an insurance of $38,000. The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA 8 Apr 1895



article | by Dr. Radut