The Progress of Invention in the...
Edward W. Byrn
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Look inside the book: We lose air engines, stem-winding watches, cash-registers and cash-carriers, the great suspension bridges, and tunnels, the Suez Canal, iron frame buildings, monitors and heavy ironclads, revolvers, torpedoes, magazine guns and Gatling guns, linotype machines, all practical typewriters, all pasteurizing, knowledge of microbes or disease germs, and sanitary plumbing, water-gas, soda water fountains, air brakes, coal-tar dyes and medicines, nitro-glycerine, dynamite and guncotton, dynamo electric machines, aluminum ware, electric locomotives, Bessemer steel with its wonderful developments, ocean cables, enameled iron ware, Welsbach gas burners, electric storage batteries, the cigarette machine, hydraulic dredges, the roller mills, middlings purifiers and patent-process flour, tin can machines, car couplings, compressed air drills, sleeping cars, the dynamite gun, the McKay shoe machine, the circular knitting machine, the Jacquard loom, wood pulp for paper, fire alarms, the use of anæsthetics in surgery, oleomargarine, street sweepers, Artesian wells, friction matches, steam hammers, electro-plating, nail machines, false teeth, artificial limbs and eyes, the spectroscope, the Kinetoscope or moving pictures, acetylene gas, X-ray apparatus, horseless carriages, and—but, enough!
...The Draisine, 1816—Michaux’s Bicycle, 1855—United States Patent to Lallement and Carrol, 1866—Transition from “Vertical Fork” and “Star” to Modern “Safety”—Pneumatic Tire—Automobile, the Prototype of the Locomotive—Trevithick’s Steam Road Carriage, 1801—The Locomobile of To-day—Gas Engine Automobiles of Pinkus, 1839; Selden, 1879; Duryea, Winton and Others—Electric Automobiles a Development of Electric Locomotives as Early as 1836—Grounelle’s Electric Automobile of 1852—The Columbia, and Other Electric Carriages—Statistics.