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    Volume 45, Issue 4 (July 2000)

    The First Mail Bomb?

    (Received 5 August 1999; accepted 18 October 1999)


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    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


    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14804J

    Title The First Mail Bomb?
    Symposium ,
    Committee E30