Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 121.

House Launching



Extract—Extract, Reportage; News-Commentary, Drollery

Publications extracted:

London Magazine


Machinery, Engineering, Cultural Geography

    The extract from the London Magazine begins with a paragraph from an unnamed American newspaper concerning the use of a cradle to move two brick buildings, in which it is claimed that 'In the course of time, it is likely that houses will be put up upon ways at brick or stone quarries, and sold as ships are, to be delivered to any part of the city'. The writer in the London Magazine makes facetious remarks about the future progress of America.

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