The Baccometer; A New Invention, with some Description of the Working Model
Describes an invention for showing 'how far you have gone'. Consisting mostly of 'pumps, lamp-posts' and pieces of gutter, this 'complete index to conviviality' requires the user to watch 'the various phases in which common street objects present themselves to the vino-obnebulated [inebriated] imagination'. One example portrays 'the philosopher, whose duplicated vision on consulting the Bacchometer fills him with the idea that he is a quadruped provided with two latch-keys, may safely consider himself in a situation of 'How came you so?'.
© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020
Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]