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HOW AN EXPLOSION WRECKED OFFICES OF A GAS COMPANY

Issue 7 and Volume 79.

HOW AN EXPLOSION WRECKED OFFICES OF A GAS COMPANY Disastrous Effects of Blast, Probably from Illuminating Gas—Three Lives Lost and Many Injured THE disastrous effects of an explosion, probably of illuminating gas, are well illustrated by the picture shown herewith. The blast occurred in the building of the Laclede Gas Company, at St. Louis, Mo., a couple of months ago, and caused the loss of three lives and injury to 51 persons, The intensity of the explosion is shown by the widespread damage to the interior of the structure. Practically all of the furniture and fixtures in the main office were destroyed, even the ceiling being shaken down. The illustration shows the main office and salesroom of the company on the ground floor. The time of the explosion is fixed by the clock shown in the balcony railing, which stopped at four minutes past 2 o’clock. Courtesy, St. Louis Globe-Democrat.…

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