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Kanawha Chemical Apparatus.

Issue 4 and Volume 45.

Kanawha Chemical Apparatus. The Kanawha Chemical Engine Manufacturing company, of Charleston, W. Va., has moved into its new factory at South Charleston, and its shops are crowded with work. The blacksmith shop and machine shop are in line, so that they can be connected at some future time. In fact, these buildings are considered storerooms for the other buildings which are to soon be erected on the company’s 15 acres of ground. The company has installed many novel labor-saving tools in its shops. The shop is drawn by a gas engine, the cost of fuel being 5 cents per thousand feet, and water from the Kanawha river is raised by means of a compressed-air pump. It seems to have made every possible use of electricity and compressed air. The combination chemical engine and hose wagon for Charlestown, W. Va., and South Sharon, Pa., were delivered last week, and those for…

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