Punch,  30 (1856), 190.

Ex Annihilator Nihil Un-Fit



News-Commentary, Drollery


Invention, Technology, Accidents

    Discusses 'the outrageous conduct' of the fire extinquisher at the Drury Lane Theatre and explains that the invention would not have exploded and ejected 'burning material' if people had not laid their hands on the 'heated machine'. Observes that 'Accidents will happen with the best of regulated inventions' and that the fire extinguisher should not be discarded 'for having once blown its lid off'. Hopes the incident will encourage others to develop better ways of extinguishing fires.

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