Charles City, IA Hart-Parr Traction Engine Company Fire, Feb 1912

Hart-Parr Company at Charles City Suffers Second Fire

Charles City, Ia., Feb 18. -- The Hart-Parr Traction Engine company suffered the second large fire of the year this morning when the old Gray iron foundry caught fire from a core oven.  The loss has not been ascertained but will amount to several thousand dollars.  Some of the patterns and a part of the roof and woodwork were consumed and the motors were also damaged.  The first fire occurred about a month ago in the power house causing a loss of $10,000.

The Iowa Recorder, Greene, IA 21 Feb 1912