Punch,  61 (1871), 228.

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Invention, Machinery, Domestic Economy

    Begins with an extract from the Echo describing a report in an 'American Journal' of a woman who invented a machine for preventing her husband from snoring. Suggests a number of other inventions from America that will get rid of 'petty annoyances'. These include 'A machine to prevent babies crying', 'A machine for parting the hair, particularly the back hair, with mathematical precision and nicety', and 'An instrument for opening oysters easily and expeditiously'.

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