Punch,  5 (1843), 81.

Spirit of Discovery



News-Commentary, Drollery


Transport, Steamships, Engineering, Invention

    Announces feats of transportation, including the sending of a gentleman 'at one of the West End Clubs' to Coventry in 'less than five minutes'. Notes that the statesman Joseph Hume has been appointed chairman of a company to investigate the use of screws on ships 'from his intimate knowledge of putting on the screw generally'.

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