Punch,  45 (1863), 252.

How, When, and Where? or, The Modern Tourist's Guide to the Continent  [20/21]



Serial, Essay, Drollery


Pneumatics, Machinery, Steam-power, Telegraphy, Electricity, Technology

    Describes some of the 'luxurious contrivances' to be enjoyed by the 'travelling Diogenes' in Parisian hotels. These include a room that takes one up to higher floors by 'Hydraulic pressure', a 'Pneumatic Dispatch Pipe' by which one descends from this height, machines which perform such domestic tasks as unpacking luggage and washing guests, and an electric telegraph cable that allows guests to relay their orders to waiters.

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