Williamsport, PA Thompson's Box Factory Fire, Jan 1884
Fire This Morning. The fire this morning between 6 and 7 o'clock was in the shaving room of the Thompson's box factory and planing mill, Hepburn street and canal. Very little damage was done; the supposition is that it caught from the arch. No. 1 fire team acted as usual and stopped on the street and could not be induced to go any further. The horses evidentially are opposed to being members of the fire department.
Daily Gazette and Bulletin, Williamsport, PA 28 Jan 1884