Review of Reviews,  18 (1898), 160.

Motor-car Mania




Publications abstracted:

Georges Desjacques Revue de Paris


Machinery, Technology, Transport, Invention, Industry

    Observes that 'whereas our forefathers rebelled against new mechanical discoveries which by ousting the labour of man seemed almost sacrilegious, we nowadays by a curious reaction have acquired such an excessive confidence in machinery in general that we instinctively pick holes in every new invention. We are too apt to forget that the machines to which we are accustomed have only reached their present pitch of perfection by slow degrees. Motor-cars have certainly suffered by the public's expecting perfection all in a moment'.

© 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 <> [accessed ]