Popular Mechanics; An Illustrated Weekly Review of the Mechanical Press of the World Volume 11, Nos. 1-6

Popular Mechanics; An Illustrated Weekly Review of the Mechanical Press of the World Volume 11, Nos. 1-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...undesirable character. A prize of $2,500 was offered in 1894 by Denmark for the best means of preventing this pollution, but it still remains un mounted the abutments, with the results shown. HOME-MADE LAWN SWING The production of Portland cement in the United States for the year 1908 is estimated at 40,000,000 bbl. The Completed Swing AUTOMOBILES AS COWBOY STEEDS Senator Warren in a recent discussion in the U. S. Senate declared that on his ranch in Wyoming automobiles are used to hunt up and save horses that have strayed, and that on several occasions his automobiles have been driven 200 miles to round up and save sheep that otherwise would have perished. The statement was brought forth in the discussion attending the increase of pay and the expense allotment for the President, in which Senator Bailey, of Texas, offered an amendment to eliminate the words "other vehicles" so as to prevent the purchase of automobiles. He delivered a glowing tribute to the horse in which he said that it is the noblest of God's dumb animals and that he did not want to see it supplanted by a senseless machine. According to other participants in the discussion Senator Bailey did not take into consideration the fact that a horse tires if driven a long distance on a hot day, and that the automobile saves this noble animal when substituted for him under such conditions. The coming of spring and summer calls forth various kinds of porch and lawn furniture. A porch or lawn swing to accommodate two or more persons is a thing desired by most people. The lawn swing as shown in the picture is portable and does not need stakes to hold it to the ground. While this swing is substantial and rigid it can be moved from place to place on the lawn, or the chains...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958462
  • 9781236958464