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Forty Hands Thrown out of Employ.

Incendiarism Suspected.

[BY TELEGRAPH.] Dunedin, To-day. At a quarter to two o’clock this morn-

ing .the Mhton Pottery WorJM By three.o’ the greater part of tjjwi works were destroyed. The appairehtly broke pdfc in tBl packing room. Hada, few menvbeen at tiand nearly all flight'have bben saved,/£ut before assistarrived tho'4|ames*«hta : ’~ 1 a comWktei,mastery. 1 For tue houses Ihjthß eicinily were in pbril. Had there hben any windfall must have been destroyed. The only buildings saved were the kilns,, a brick building .containing 4he wheels, and the printing room.. Recently much valuable machinery'- was' erected, and'only the day before additional expensive works were completed. An immense amount of finished ware in stock was destroyed by the fire. This is a bad thing for Milton. Forty hands are thrown out of employment. Suspicions are entertained of incendiarism. The stock and Pottery were insured for L 1,525 with the National, part of which is re-insured in the New Zealand, United, and Victoria Companies.

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BURNING OF THE MILTON POTTERY WORKS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 808, 2 December 1882

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BURNING OF THE MILTON POTTERY WORKS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 808, 2 December 1882

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