New York, NY Candy Factory Explosion, Jun 1895

Burned by Exploding Varnish

A barrel of varnish on the third floor of the candy factory of Mason, Au, & Magenheimer, at Henry and Middagh Streets, Brooklyn, exploded at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, setting fire to the place and also to the clothing of Louis Magenheimer, on of the firm, who was in the room at the time.

Mr. Magenheimer was severely burned. He was taken to the Brooklyn City Hospital, where it is said his condition is critical. The explosion shook the building and the frightened employes[sic] ran into the street. The damage to the building is only $500.

The New York Times, New York, NY 30 Jun 1895