|Friday, April 28, 1899, Vol. 48, No. 14||The Newmarket Era||Page 7, col. 2|
A fine belt.
Last Saturday night a dozen men were employed at Cane's factory putting a new driving belt on the fly wheel, under the direction of an expert from Toronto. The engine at the factory is 350 horse-power, but up to present only about 250 h.p. has been used. Additional machinery and the proposed new building made it necessary to have more power. The new belt is a foot wider than the old one, being 31 inches; it is about 75 feet long and 1/2 an inch thick, and cost about $600. The men had quite a tedious time getting it in position, but they made a good job.
The ground is all cleared for the new building and the excavating is being pushed rapidly for the foundation.