New Haven, CT Car Trimming Co Fire, Jun 1882



NEW-HAVEN, June 16.----The factory of the New-Haven Car-trimming Company, in Newhall-street, was destroyed by fire this morning. The flames probably caught from a charcoal furnace in the lamp-room. The company made coach lamps, railroad signal lanterns, enameled and marbleized clock cases, bronze statuary hardware specialties and car trimmings of every description. The buildings were formerly occupied by George T. Newhall as a carriage factory, and were completely gutted and the stock and machinery were destroyed. Seventy hands are thrown out of employment. The loss on buildings is $6,000. The insurance was $4,800, equally divided between the First National, of Worcester; Meriden and Manufacturers' of Boston; Glen's Falls, of Glen's Falls, N. Y.; Phoenix, of London; Queens, of London, and Standard, of London. The loss on stock and machinery is estimated at $48,000. The insurance is placed as follows; Home, of New-York, Howard, of New-York, and American, of Philadelphia, $3,500 each; Franklin, of Philadelphia, and Metropole, of Paris, $4,500 each; Union of Philadelphia, Newark Fire and Firemen's of Newark, $1,500 each. Most of the insurance was recently placed. Gen. E. S. Greeley is President of the company, and James Graham and David Corey are Directors. G. F. Moore is Secretary and Treasurer, and R. E. Goodrich was a large owner. Recently 12 new and expensive machines were put in. The company was preparing to furnish the trimmings for 75 new cars for the New York, New-Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company. A house near the factory, owned by the Dwight Porter estate, was damaged to the amount of $1,000.

The New York Times, New York, NY 17 Jun 1882