Punch,  54 (1868), 233.

Poisonous Plants





Pollution, Industry, Environmentalism, Manufactories, Government, Crime

    Discusses a letter in The Times from representatives of the Patent Wheel Works who were fined for 'unlawfully using a furnace not constructed so as to consume its own smoke'. Although the representatives recognised their crime, Punch reports that they had really desired a furnace that would burn smoke and had urged the government to adopt the best smoke-consuming apparatus. Concludes by pointing out that the government already 'does its part' and urges manufacturers that it is up to them to 'discover how not to establish nuisances'.

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