Shelby, OH Shelby Steel Tube Co Fire, Jan 1904
BIG FIRE IN STEEL.
Three Million Dollars Worth of Tubing Destroyed.
Shelby, O., Jan. 21. -- The United States Steel corporation sustained a $3,000,000 loss by fire last night at the plant of the Shelby Steel Tube company. The fire started from a defective electric wire. The product of the entire plant for the past six months, consisting of 800,000 tons, making in all 25,000,000 feet of finished product, valued at $3,000,000, was destroyed within an hour. Battered and twisted the finished product lies in a heap and is almost a total loss. The stock consisted mostly of locomotive boiler flues and other government work of various kinds. The fire was confined to the stock buildings, which cost $100,000.
The tubing manufactured by the Shelby plant was used extensively by the government for boiler flues in United States war vessels.
The Daily Review Decatur Illinois 1904-01-21
Shelby Steel Works Burned.
The United States Steel Corporation sustained an indefinite loss by fire at the plant of the Shelby Steel Tube Company. The fire started in one of the smaller stock rooms from a defective electric wire and spread to the larger stock rooms, completely destroying all of them. The product of the entire plant for the past six months was destroyed within an hour, consisting of 800,000 tons, making in all 25,000,000 feet of finished product and valued at $3,000,000.
The Indiana Democrat Pennsylvania 1904-01-27