Punch,  56 (1869), 74.

An Anti-Earthquake Company (Limited)



News-Commentary, Drollery


Geology, Engineering

    Discusses an extract from 'the Leading Journal' describing how San Francisco citizens have formed a committee to 'enquire into the means of preventing or lessening the destruction of property by earthquakes'. The extract explains that iron rods have been suggested as means of bracing buildings, but Punch recommends constructing houses with an iron framework and that they be built on springs.

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