Business: Better Bricks

Brick masons at East Chicago, Ind., slashed at mortar with their trowels last week, plumped bricks down to form the stringer courses of a 500-foot surface tunnel; pipe fitters twirled threads onto gas lines with their tap-&-die threader; freight gondolas dumped clay and ganister—Harbison-Walker, $36,000,000 brickmaking corporation, was having constructed a new type of kiln to burn silica brick. Corporation President J. E. Lewis had heard of the kiln operating at Dusseldorf, Germany, and after a talk with his Board Chairman H. W. Croft in their Pittsburgh offices had hurried to Dusseldorf to...

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