Comanche, TX Gasoline Smoothing Iron Explodes, Jun 1908

GIRL BURNED WHILE USING GASOLINE IRON

Comanche Girl Probably Saves Life by Throwing Implement Into Yard

Special to The Telegram.

COMANCHE, Texas, June 13.--While Miss Bonnie McCrary was using a gasoline smoothing iron the gasoline took fire. Seizing the iron and tossing it into the yard the machine exploded as it hit the ground, blowing the oil tank about 100 feet. Burning fluid struck the young lady on the hand and arm, inflicting painful, tho not serious injury.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX 14 Jun 1908

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