Punch,  11 (1846), 30.

The Ventilating Guy Faux



News-Commentary, Drollery; Illustration, Caricature

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Public Health, Invention, Politics, Engineering, Charlatanry

    Draws a comparison between Guy Fawkes and David B Reid, who had recently been sacked by the Houses of Parliament. Reports that the building was found to 'be entirely undermined by the most fearful apparatus [Reid's ventilating machine]'. The 'ventilating Guy [Reid]'—who lacked 'energy in carrying out his purpose', and whose trials of the apparatus ended in 'explosions'—had his project thwarted. The illustration depicts a Jacobean character (probably Guy Fawkes) blowing up the Houses of Parliament with Reid's apparatus.

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