Punch,  59 (1870), 43–44.

Punch's Essence of Parliament



Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery


Military Technology, Steamships, War, Invention

    Notes that Edward J Reed, the chief constructor of the Royal Navy, has resigned and may go 'into lucrative partnership' with Joseph Whitworth, although he will offer his services to the Admiralty in the present 'crises' (the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war). Notes discussion of guns, in particular the government's consideration of the Mitrailleuse—an invention which Mr Punch thinks is not original, having seen something similar to it in the Tower of London. Also notes the failure of the bill for abolishing game laws. (43)

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