CHEMICAL APPARATUS PLANT.
A press dispatch from St. Louis, Mo., says: “The United Railways’ Bellefontaine power station has just been sold to E. T. Robinson, secretary and treasurer of the Stempel Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing company. The property includes the seven corner lots on Twentieth street, and runs the full depth to the alley on Ferry street, with all improvements. The main building is a very heavy and substantial two-story structure, with 50,000 square feet of floor-space. With the adjoining property, it is to be occupied by the Robinson Fire Engine Works, and will be devoted entirely to the manufacture of fire apparatus. With the alterations now in progress, it will make a model plant. It will be operated by the Stempel Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing company, which, up to this time, has made a specialty of fire extinguishers and light apparatus for villages. The new plant is to be equipped with the latest approved machinery, and a full line of high grade apparatus will be the product. Karl F. Jensen, formerly superintendent of the Gleason & Bailey company, and later of the International Fire Engine company, has been secured as general superintendent of the new plant, and is now completing designs of the most up-to-date character, embodying all of the latest principles and improvements demanded by modern firefighting. E. T. Robinson will have the management of the new works, which he promises to have in full operation by May 1.