Offences Against Private Property
AN ACT REQUIRING OPERATORS OF TRACTION ENGINES TO USE SPARK PROTECTORS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section I. That from and after the approval of this Act no owner of a traction engine shall use or operate such engine or suffer or 'permit the same to be used or operated unless there has been securely attached to the smoke stack thereof a suitable and sufficient spark catcher or spark protector, which spark catcher or spark protector shall be of a conical or funnel shape and of a heavy wire material and of a mesh not larger than one-eighth of an inch, and thereafter no ,owner of a traction engine as aforesaid shall suffer or permit said engine to be operated without having the smoke stack thereof securely protected by such spark protector. Any owner or operator of a traction engine failing or neglecting to provide his engine with a spark protector as aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined not exceeding Fifty Dollars.
Approved April 5, A. D. 1909.