In Philadelphia, a workshop producing Japan varnish explodes, killing its owner

A violent explosion in a speciality lacquer manufacturers behind Sixth Street near Diamond in Philadelphia killed the owner, James L. Wright, and severely injured his assistant, a man named Adam Herbott.  The firm specialized in making Japan varnish for laquerware.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 794. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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