Glastonbury, CT Soap Factory Fire, Nov 1890

Soap Factories Burned

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 5. Three units belonging to the J. B. Williams Company of Glastonbury, Conn., and used by them in the manufacture of their soap powder and ivorine, were burned to-night. The fire caught near the boilers in one of the old buildings, and inside of an hour and a quarter the three buildings in the ivorine section of the plants were a total loss. The ambulances at hand were devoted to saving the buildings used in the manufacture of shaving soaps. The loss is placed at $100,000 and the insurance at about half that amount.

Boston Journal, Boston, MA 6 Nov 1890