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1848 'Narrow Escape. — The workmen at the Lock Foundry, by the Waterside, Lincoln, had a very narrow escape the other day. The proprietors of this concern have contracted for casting some enormous iron girders for railway bridges, and these girders weighing some eleven or twelve tons each are cast three times a week The other day the men turned over the enormous cauldron containing the liquid iron, which rushed into the mould. Presently a slight hissing was heard, and the men, apprehensive of danger, rushed out, and had only just escaped when the boiling mass of iron blew up, and spread over the place in a frightful manner. Mr. and Mrs. Tweed, who had gone to the foundry to see the girder cast, had just time to hide themselves in a recess, and thus saved themselves probably a dreadful death. Fortunately not a single person was injured, although the explosion was a loss of from 40l to 50l. to the proprietors. The mould was damp, and the boiling metal converted the moisture into steam, which, having no natural vent, blew up the boiling iron and carried all before it — Lincolnshire Chronicle.'