M. T. Close, Sr. - 1874
Posted By: CHERYL MOONEN (email)
Date: 8/17/2018 at 22:53:07
Dubuque Daily Times, Sunday, Nov 15, 1874, Dubuque, IA, Page: 1
Thursday morning an iron transfer pulley, about six inches in diameter, in the paper mills of Close & Sons, at Iowa City, burst while going at the rate of 500 revolutions per minute. The fragments were thrown a 150 feet. A large piece struck M. T. Close, Sr., fracturing a rib and cutting his head an arm.
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