Punch,  8 (1845), 139.

Quite Unnecessary



News-Commentary, Drollery


Invention, Government

    Reports that George Cayley's invention of an artificial 'steel hand' was exhibited at a meeting of the Royal Society at the residence of the Tory statesman Spencer J A Compton (2nd Marquess of Northampton). The latter is allegedly building an 'iron heart' for the Poor Law Commissioners.

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