Punch,  39 (1860), 194.

Dobler Outdone



News-Commentary, Drollery


Invention, Nutrition, Spiritualism, Magic, Charlatanry, Technology

    Noting that tradesmen are taking 'leaves' out of the books of 'table-turners, and other conjurors and wizards', discusses an advertisement for a 'Patent Coffee Pot' that allegedly makes tea or coffee within a 'few minutes', simply by pouring water on an 'inverted lid'. Thinks that these coffee pots cannot be 'too widely known' and seeks to guarantee this by noting it in Punch. Concludes that it may 'influence the Government in their dealings with Chinamen to learn that tea can be made without the need of tea-leaves'.

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