Newark, NJ Clark & Wheeler's Electrical Works Fire, Apr 1895


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 $50,000 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