Punch,  10 (1846), 218.

Dr. Reid's Process



News-Commentary, Drollery

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Public Health, Engineering, Government

    Speculates on the details of David B Reid's proposal to blow air of varying temperatures into the Houses of Parliament. Suggests that he will hang 'a series of bellows in the roof of the building' which, by pulling on a rope, can blow air at a desired temperature and in the required quantity. Accuses Reid of 'self-conceit' and considers his plan to be wanting an 'air of practicability'. The illustration shows Punch's idea of the inside of Reid's invention. It comprises seven bellows, producing blasts of air at temperatures from 'Freezing' to 'Very Hot', connected to the 'House'.

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