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$650,000 FIRE AT RACINE.

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$650,000 FIRE AT RACINE.

The New York Times
December 13, 1909


Whole Plant of the Racine Manufacturing Company Wiped Out.

RACINE, Wis., Dec. 12.—The plant of the Racine Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of automobile tops and piano stools; the Dania Brotherhood Hall, the Mitchell Wagon Works, and several residences were destroyed by fire early to-day, entailing $650,000 damage, of which all but $50,000 is borne by the Racine Manufacturing Company.  The latter concern carried $250,000 insurance.  The origin of the fire is not known.

The fire started in the mill room of the Racine Company's plant, which comprised six buildings and occupied a city block.  The fire will put 1,200 men out of work.

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