Volume 45, Issue 4 (July 2000)

    The First Mail Bomb?

    (Received 5 August 1999; accepted 18 October 1999)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A news item in the newspaper, the Evening Star, for the Country, October 18, 1833, probably is the first report of a mail bomb in the United States. It is also likely to be the first defusing of a mail bomb. The device appeared to be extraordinarily sophisticated and would have likely worked had it not been for suspicions of the recipient of the bomb.


    Author Information:

    Burnett, B
    Forensic Science Consultants Group, Cardiff, CA

    Golubovs, P
    Vanguard Residential Contents Appraisals, San Diego, CA


    Stock #: JFS14804J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14804J

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    Title The First Mail Bomb?
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30