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College Point, Long Island, NY Explosion, Jun 1883

A terrific explosion occurred at College Point, L. I., last night, which shattered and damaged several buildings in the vicinity. The cast iron vulcanizer weighing twenty-five tons located in the factory of the Ansonia Rubber works, bursted. A piece of iron weighing several tons, was blown through the roof of the factory, and fell into a vacant lot nearly a block away from the factory.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA 10 June 1883



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