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Mathes Fire

Gordon Wilkison

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  •  The smoldering remains of the Curtis Mathes Corporation factory in Austin 
  •  Water rushes into the burnt-out building 
  •  Flames continue to rage inside the factory 
 
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News footage featuring the aftermath of a major fire at a Curtis Mathes Corporation factory in Austin. Flames continue to burn in the gutted building while water sits in and outside. Exterior shot illustrates the Mathes company logo. During the late 1950s and 1960s, the Curtis Mathes Corporation manufactured televisions and had offices in multiple cities across Texas, Arkansas, Mexico and Puerto Rico.