Punch,  16 (1849), 166.

Steam Engines for the Waistcoat Pocket



News-Commentary, Drollery


Steam-power, Invention, Technology, Domestic Economy

    Responding to an account of a 'Portable Steam Engine' in the Scottish Agricultural Gazette [i.e. Journal], believes the invention would be of no assistance without a portable coal cellar. Expresses no faith in 'Portable' inventions, citing a case of a 'Portable House' that, owing to wrongly numbered floors, led its builder to construct it 'topsy-turvy'.

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