Leadership

Felt Mills Burned at Amsterdam.

Issue 10 and Volume 49.

Felt Mills Burned at Amsterdam. February was an exceptionally unfortunate month for Amsterdam, N. Y., viewed from the standpoint of fires. Starting in on the third day with a blaze which destroyed the Consolidated Woolen Felt Mills, Inc., the record closed on the 27th with three fires within a few hours of each other, entailing altogether a loss of about $150,000. The destruction of the felt mills involved a loss approximating $120,000. The morning was intensely cold, thermometers registering zero. The fire was discovered about 12.30 a. m., but how it started could not be learned. A woman who resides opposite the plant was the first to notify the No. 1 engine house by telephone. At that time the portion of the plant known as the harding room was a mass of flame. It is customary for the No. 2 company to answer all the alarms from the extreme west…

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