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MOTOR TANKS EXPLODE.

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MOTOR TANKS EXPLODE.

The New York Times
July 29, 1900


Barns Burned and Vehicles Destroyed at Lenox, Mass.

Special to The New York Times.

LENOX, Mass., July 28.—While A. R. Shattuck's professional motorist, Harris, was working over his gasoline motor vehicle in the stables, about 5 o'clock this afternoon, the gasoline became ignited and the tanks exploded, setting fire to the building, which was burned to the ground. Two other automobiles owned by Mr. Shattuck are a total loss. The six horses in the stable were saved. Harris was slightly burned.

A motor carriage had just been run into the barn. The gasoline had leaked out over the floor, and in some way it became ignited, the explosion which followed completely wrecking the machine. The building was owned by W. R. Robeson, and the loss is about $6,000. Mr. Shattuck's loss on vehicles is about $1,500.



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