Wonders of Machinery
Publishing, Invention, Progress, Manufactories, Lecturing
Discusses Frederick C Calvert's recent Royal Institution lecture on calico printing (a version of which was published as Calvert 1858–62). Draws attention to Calvert's claim that this form of printing is so dominant in England that 'the number of yards of printed calico exported would reach twice around the Globe'. Noting how Ariel in William Shakespeare's Tempest could put a 'girdle around the earth in forty minutes', believes Manchester cotton machinery could perform the same task with calico in six months.
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