Vergennes, VT Potato Spray Pump Explosion, Aug 1919

Potato Spray Pump Exploded

R. L. Kingsland, of Vergennes, suffered a painful injury, when he started to retail a pump spray to use in a field of potatoes. As he unfastened one clamp which held the pump in place it exploded. When Mr. Kingsland was hit between the eyes, suffering a deep three-cornered wound, injuring the left yet. Mr. Kingsland was unconscious several minutes, and the explosion was heard several minutes, and the explosion was heard several houses away. The extent of the injury to the eye can not be ascertained yet. Mr. Kingsland although able to be up, is suffering greatly from shock.

St. Albans Daily Messenger, St. Albans, VT 11 Aug 1919