Punch,  9 (1845), 248.

Symptoms of the Panic



Reportage, Drollery


Railways, Engineers, Instruments, Commerce

    Reports that surveyors are now affected by the railway 'panic' and are being forced to sell their 'scientific instruments'. Expects pawnbrokers to be besieged by 'engineers and surveyors' carrying theodolites and thinks it might be possible to sell to pawnbrokers 'pieces of wood' assembled to look like a scientific instrument.

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