Skip to comments.Bomb fragment pictured in FBI report
Posted on 04/16/2013 7:00:23 PM PDT by Java4Jay
An intelligence bulletin issued to law enforcement includes a picture of a mangled pressure cooker and a torn black bag that the FBI says were part of a bomb that exploded during the Boston Marathon.
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Same thing struck me. FWIW, there are several other shots circulating, one with what appears to be a UL certification number.
What next, serial numbered underwear, toilet paper, hell Bloom-booger wants to ration or license big gulps.
Probably capped off the vent with those.
Why would you say it’s odd?
Looks like common hardware store stuff.
Probably used to replace the pressure relief?
yup- it sealed the jiggle vent.
That’s nowhere thick enough to be a pressure cooker. It’s a soup pot. Cheap one.
I assume they can identify the brand.
Then you spool up a list of all credit card purchases of these lately, who knows?
Maybe that same transaction had roofing nails and bbs on it?
Sometimes these muzzies aren’t too bright....
was contained in a pressure cooker with nails and ball bearings, and it was hidden in a backpack.
Already identified by Arfcom.
The thing going on here is that the bomber does not expect to use the pressure cooker again. All he needs is a container that will stay intact for a couple of seconds while the black powder combusts far more fully than it would under other conditions.
When the pressue cooker lid fails to seal against the power of the expanding gases inside, it lets loose explosively and the gas rushes out pulling with it the debris used as shrapnel.
Agree. Way too light for a pressure cooker. There isn't even a place for the seal. It's just a wrecked pot.
Sure they can track by tracing the numbers to the supplier and where is was distributed. Then they will find who bought from distributed stores. Who buys two PC’s on the same day, perhaps? Did they use a debit/credit card? CCTV in store of purchaser.
I have and still use my mom’s pressure cookers - one a pot and the other a skillet - which she used when I was a child in the 1940’s. None of the pics I have seen even resemble either of those. In the first place, they are very, very heavy and thick and the lid and edge of the pot and skillet both have grooves which fit very securely together.
Although the new ones may not be as well made, they still have to be of sturdy construction to withstand the immense amount of pressure that builds up inside.
They may call these pressure cookers but they have to be something else more closely resembling a normal cooking pot.
HMMMM Fagor’s the darling of the left. Not that I’d draw any conclusion from that, mind you. I’m not an MSM reporter.
I’ll not be registering my pressure cookers
Penelope could find it.
Not it’s not...my mom had one that looked like that.
I take it back, it’s a pressure cooker more like a saucepan. I have one like that I just now looked at it. (’fraid to use the thing) Has a long handle on one side, short handle on the other. It has a rocker/pressure release, not a round numbered gauge. The pot itself is heavy, the lid not so much.
Gram....we sell them at the store I work at..ad they aren’t heavy like the old ones...and in fact look like an ordinary pot except for the handles and lid.