Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fire Sale

I have read previously a bit about this fire. Although I cannot remember the source. If it is the same one I am thinking of it destroyed several manufactures and provided an opportunity to update equipment and techniques in the silver plate industry.

The Late Fire at Meriden, Conn.

July 27, 1870, Wednesday

The damage to the works of the Meriden Britannia Company, of Meriden, Conn., by the fire of July 16, seems to have been scarcely so great as was at first reported. The three upper floors only of the main building were destroyed and the loss of machinery, shafting, , in them, was pretty heavy; but it is very much less than the insurance, and the work of rebuilding will be commenced immediately.

You can read the entire article in .pdf format here.

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