New Form of Fire “Trap” Discovered

Issue 1 and Volume 84.

New Form of Fire “Trap” Discovered A fire trap, evolved with an ingenuity that would rival the genius of an Edison, is in possession of the Charlotte, N. C., City Police Department and will be turned over to investigators of the State Insurance Department. The trap, which consists of a cigar box, a clock, a rat trap and a box of matches with several springs and “do-dads,” had apparently been “fired” but it had failed to carry out its full designed program. The trap was discovered beneath a house on the farm of a prominent Charlotte resident. Inventive genius was displayed by the person who made the fire producing machine, according to officers. A cheap clock, with the hack of the case removed leaving the workings exposed, was riveted to the side of the box. A string was fastened to the hour wheel on the clock, and this extended to…

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