Leadership

DESTRUCTION OF THE DAIMLER PLANT

Issue 14 and Volume 41.

DESTRUCTION OF THE DAIMLER PLANT Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. The extensive works of the Daimler Manufacturing company at 937 Steinway avenue, Steinwav, Queens borough. New York, were recently destroyed by a midnight and early morning fire of unknown origin, which made such headway that all efforts on the part of the fire department to save the buildings of the plant were useless, and the firemen turned their attention to cheeking the spread of the flames to nearby houses. The plant burned itself out. Four large two-story buildings, the office, the testingrooms and gasoline room and many smaller buildings were consumed. Deputy Chief J. Howe responded to the first alarm, and found the front ablaze, with a stiff Sound breeze helping to spread the flames, lie turned in two more alarms which brought Deputy Chief Thomas Daily, head of the Brooklyn division of the New York city fire…

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