Smokestack demolition, 19th century

Smokestack demolition, 19th century

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Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Smokestack demolition, 19th-century artwork based on a photograph. This is the moment just after explosives have been detonated at the base of the smokestack to to topple it. This is a remotely-controlled demolition, triggered with electric wires. Artwork from the 20th volume (second period of 1897) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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