[SB510018A], Clipping, Engineering Record, December 19th, 1914


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[SB510018A], Clipping, Engineering Record, December 19th, 1914

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"Photographic Record of the Effects of the Fire at the Edison Factory in West Orange", Engineering Record, December 19th, 1914

Editor's Notes

article notes that the fire began around 5:30p.m. in the film inspection building, a one-story sheet iron structure located about the center of the plant (see accompanying drawing). It then spread to the adjoining buildings -- the box and cabinet factory (a three story frame building) on the west) and the Phonograph Assembly Dept. (in a concrete building) on the east. The first floor of the assembly building was used by the Shipping Dept. and was full of finished machines in packing cases. The fire was under control by midnight. Five buildings in the east end, and five in the west (including the main lab and Bldgs 1-4) escaped damage. Six buildings were completely destroyed; another seven constructed from concrete were left standing, although their contents were destroyed (see drawing).




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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