Issue 24 and Volume 39.

AMERICAN-LA FRANCE COMPANY CONSOLIDATES PLANTS. The Chamber of Commerce, of Elmira, N. Y., has brought about the consolidation in that city of the fire engine and fire-extinguishing plants of the American-La France Fire Engine company, hitherto operated at Baltimore, Chicago, Hudson, N. Y., Seneca Falls, N. Y., Waterford, N. Y., and Cincinnati. The whole plant will for the future cover something more than live acres of land, with an actual floor-space of approximately 225,000 square yards, exclusive of that which is devoted to yards. The cost of the improvements and additions will be close upon $200,000, and the whole work, which has been designed by Pierce & Bickford, architects, of Elmira, will be furnished within a period of nine months, and in this plant will be manufactured and assembled everything pertaining to the manufacture of the apparatus the company turns out. The company claims that of the total amount of…

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