The Gamon Meter Factory.
A local paper of Newark, N. J., thus describes the new meter factory of the Gamon Meter Company, recently erected in that city. It says: “Quick work has been done in the erection of a large factory for the Gamon Meter Company under the supervision of A. W. Jacobi, engineer, of this city. Ground was broken for the factory at 282-296 South street on November 28 last. During December there were but sixty working hours because of unfavorable weather. With the beginning of the new year work was again started with renewed energy, and on January 29, the slag roof on the mam building was finished. The Gamon Company owns a plot of ground 200×209 feet, and the building is the first to be erected thereon, the rest of the plot being reserved for several contemplated additions to the plant. The main building is 208 feet long, running from South to Clifford streets by 30 feet wide, and the foundry extension is 25×50 feet. Columns have been entirely omitted, steel beams spanning from wall to waif, and the floors are of mill or slow-burning construction, especially suited for factory buildings. Power is by electric current. The Gamon Company, who manufactures the ‘Watch Dog’ water meters, have moved into the new building, which is said to be one of the most modern and up to date in the country used exclusively for the manufacture of water meters.”