Punch,  9 (1845), 136.

The Monster House



News-Commentary, Drollery


Railways, Telegraphy, Transport, Domestic Economy

    Describes a system of 'railway communication' and telegraphy used by George Hudson, the 'Railway King', in his London residence. His domestic railway connects the drawing-room with the pantry, a telegraph replaces bells and there are special trains for servants, children, women-servants, 'men at eleven', and the hall-porter.

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