The June 25th fire started at the Korn Leather Factory at 55-65 Boston Street. An explosion of chemicals, used to create the 'tip finish' that creates a patent leather shine, started the fire in the Blubber Hollow district of Salem, the location of a strong leather industry. The first fire alarm sounded at 1:37 p.m. Had sprinklers been installed in the factory, the conflagration may have been averted.
undated [June 25, 1914]
Blubber Hollow (Salem, Mass.); Boston Street (Salem, Mass.); Combustion; Explosions; Korn Leather Factory (Salem, Mass.); Leather industry and trade - Massachusetts - Salem
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