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THE CAMDEN, N. J., WATERWORKS

Issue 13 and Volume 39.

THE CAMDEN, N. J., WATERWORKS Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. It was in the year 1845 that a company was formed at Camden, N. J., called the Camden Waterworks company, to furnish a supply for the city, with a population at that time of under 10,000 inhabitants. The incorporators were as follows: Isaac Cole; Benjamin W. Cooper; Charles Kaighn; Henry Allen; William Folwell; Nathan Davis; Benjamin T. Davis; and John W. Mickle. They were authorised and empowered “to introduce into, and supply the city of Camden with pure water, under such terms and conditions as the city council should ordain and establish.” The original capital stock of the company was $50,000 divided into shares of $100 each. On June a the company was organised, with Isaac Cole president; Henry Allen, treasurer; William Folwell, secretary. A lot for a site for the pumping station at the foot of Cooper…

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