Leadership

Upholstery Mill Fire at Mt. Holly

Issue 9 and Volume 58.

Upholstery Mill Fire at Mt. Holly A fire, the origin of which is unknown, destroyed the greater part of the Royle & Pilkington Company’s upholstery plant at Mount Holly, N. J., during the afternoon of August 12. The factory was closed in order to give the employees a holiday. The discovery of the flames was made by some railroad carpenters working nearby. The fire was then in a storeroom and the entire interior seemed to be involved. Only one building, a concrete block structure out of the path of the flames, was spared. A strong wind fanned the flames, hampering the work of the firemen, and the weaving sheds, power plant, warehouses with several thousand dollars worth of goods ready for shipment, the office building and several similar buildings were destroyed. While the department was on its way to the scene, Geo. A. Linton, a member of Relief Company, was…

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