Punch, 13 (1847), 102.
Metallic Card Plates
Responds to news in 'our scientific contemporary, The Builder', that metal cards should be introduced 'for visits and invitations'. Discusses the difficulties of this plan, including the fact that if a card were left and 'a storm should arise, the electric fluid might pass over ordinary street railings and things of that sort, to find, in the hands of an unhappy flunky', some 'metal more attractive'.
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