Invention, Domestic Economy
Describes the 'complicated locks' which women now use to trap hair, which are more complicated than anything designed by Joseph Bramah or Charles Chubb. Describes earlier styles of hair-trap and a visit to 'an exhibition in Hanover Square' where the author saw the terrifying 'process of trap-manufacture', a process involving machinery that was so daunting that it prompted the author to imagine it functioning as a military weapon or instrument of torture.
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