New Cumberland, WV Chelsea Pottery Fire, Feb 1904

Pottery Burned.

Fire destroyed the Chelsea pottery at New Cumberland, W. Va., including $40,000 worth of stock. The loss is estimated at $125,000 with insurance covering one-fourth the loss. The factory employed 250 men. The water flooded the plant eight feet and it is thought that gas fires, started to dry the kilns, caused the fire. The company's East Liverpool plant which was to have been dismantled, will probably be operated in place of the one burned.

The Indiana Democrat, Indiana, PA 3 Feb 1904