Punch,  41 (1861), 36.

Aids to Agriculture





Agriculture, Machinery, Technology, Sanitation, Narcotics

    Discusses some of the inventions exhibited at the annual meeting of the Leeds Agricultural Society, which have no apparent connection to agriculture. Attempts to justify why 'baths, beer-engines, and boot-cleaning apparatus' were included, noting, for example, that the 'farm beer-engine' will provide an invigorating drink for labourers and deter them from frequenting the public house.

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