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Mrs Spencer Bruntou owned a Persian carpet of the seventeenth century, made of combed wool, much more costly than silk, for which her husband paid £1000. It was sent to Messrs Maple and Co. to be cleaned, and the man they employed on the work, having cleaned it with benzoline, hung it ever hia bed to dry, A child entering the room struck a match to light a fire, the vapor m the room was ignited, the carpet Was ruined, and two children lost their lives. Mrs Bruhton sued Messrs Maple m the Queen's Bench for the damage, and believing there had been negligence, the jury assessed the damages m respect to the carpet at £1000, the carpet to belong to the plaintiff's trustees.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2524, 22 September 1890

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