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The Mechanics' Mirror Volume 1


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ...of straw braids, palm leaf, &c., and employed 12,000 hands. Her domestic hosiery was $54,892, hands employed, 238. N. Hampshire, $50,000 worth of hosiery in 1845. Ms. Rettie, C. E., Glasgow, the original inventor of the day and night railway signals, and new signals for steering so as to prevent collisions at sea, and also the new signals of distress, for the saving of vessels and their crews; has also invented a new tidal harbor lamp, which it is said will supersede every other in the world, as it will be uniform in its effect wherever applied. It will tell captains, at all hours of the night, the depth of water, the tide itself being the regulator. A Monument is about to be raised to Wallace, the Patriot of Scotland, on the Abbey Craig, near Stirling. 'A New propelling wheel for steamboats has been invented by Dan'l Deshon, New London, Ct. It is spoken of as a beautiful invention. The grand test, however, is a full and complete trial. At Dharwas, East Indies, there are 15,000 acres of cotton cultivated, and some acres have produced 1000 pounds. CLOCKs'moved by electro magnetism have been invented in England, which are said to keep time with great steadiness. So do those without it. It is also said that paddle box boats are abandoned in England. We know that's a f-i-b. Where's the Boston steamers? Algeria, the grave of the French, has only a population of 59,286. It has already cost France 60,000 men, and a thousand million francs--what more? LITERARY NOTICE. We have perused an Address delivered by Rev. Allen Steele, of this city, before the Cleosophic Society of Yates Academy, and we must say that the array of great names on its pages, is perfectly dazzling. We were sorry that among the list of authors' recommended to the study of the scholar, the nam... Hide synopsis

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