Hemingray and Over is the largest glassworks fire in the US for 1892


Publication: The Muncie News

Muncie, IN, United States


Suffered The Largest Glass Works fire in the United States Last Season.

The largest glass works fire in the United States during the season of 1891-1892 was the burning of the Over and Hemingray plants in this city. At White Mills, Pa., the works of C. Dorflinger & Son, were burned with the loss of $200,000. When the Over and Hemingray works burned in this city it was considered as one fire. The Hemingray loss was $130,000 while the Over loss {dollar: $85,000] making a total loss $215,000

During the season 28 glass works were burned with a total los sof $1,075,100


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Researcher:Roger Lucas / Bob Stahr
Date completed:March 11, 2014 by: Deb Reed Fowler;