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A CLEVER INVENTION OF A CLEVER AMERICAN,
A. L. Wilaman and his auto-sled.
to be put into the ears as the noise caused by the exploding gas was tremendous.
FALL ABOUT four miles from Ware, in
Herefordshire, England, may be seen a stone, depicted here, marking the spot where the first English balloon fell or landed.
It bears the following odd inscription: "Let Posterity Know And Knowing be Astonished That On the 15th Day of September 1784 Vincent Lunardi of Lucca in Tuscanny The 1st Aerial Traveller in Britain Mounting From the Artillery Ground in London and Traversing the Regions of the Air For Two Hours And Fifteen Minutes In this spot Revisited the Earth On this Rude Monument For Ages be Recorded That Wonderous Enterprise Successfully Achieved By power of Chemistry And the Fortitude of Man That Improvement in Science Whith The Great Author of all Knowleage Patronizing by His Providence The Invention of Mankind Hath Graciously Permitted To Their Benedit And To His Own Eternal Glory.”
A BOLD WOMAN MOUN
the Swiss Alps.
A Sled SIMILAR TO A
near the center.
THE STRANGE WAY IN
A GERMAN NOVELTY
THE ETRICH MONO-
NEW TYPE OIL DERRICK
ON N this page is shown a photograph
of a new type of oil derrick recently put into use in some of the oil fields of the eastern states, This rig is found to be fully as serviceable as the old standard plank rig and can be built at a fraction of the cost of the old style derrick. In fact to the scarcity and high price of lumber is due the introduction of this modern type of rig. The derrick shown in the picture is in operation in the Pennsylvania oil fields and is 61 feet high. The legs, spliced near the center, are held together by clamps, having been put together on the ground and raised with the drilling machine.
CHURCH BELLS ON A
tiago after the American
AN OIL DERRICK OF NEW
DESIGN IN USE IN
ELECTRIC RECORDING COM
contacts on a compass, and the com-
A RAM WITH Four Horns
FROM THE CEDAR MOUNTAINS IN SOUTH
AFRICA. A curiosity that aroused interest in Capetown,
THE ETRICH MONOPLANE ON THE EARTH.
It seems to rest like a huge bird.
ELECTRIC COMPASS WITH
as Nature only can. An ingenious feature of the instrument is the circuit changer, which automatically throws the instrument on a set of batteries if the dynamo current for any reason should give out, and again switches the dynamo current in when it is again in operation. Each chart lasts 31 days and the time and date is printed thereon, the time being graduated to five minute spaces, so that it is the easiest thing in the world for any one acquainted with the work to ascertain whenever it may be so desired, the time down to the fraction of a minute.
THE NEGRO AS HE IS TODAY.
so designed as to produce a continuous record of the direction of the ship with relation to time; so that the direction in which a ship was moving at any hour and minute can be determined at a glance by the officers in charge at any time thereafter from an inspection of the records produced.
The clock movement which controls the chart in the recording mechanism allows it to pass by the recording point 272 inches every hour. The clock is wound by electricity automatically and requires no attention whatever on the part of any human being, the mechanical laws of Nature carrying out the essential work
THE MATERIAL EVOLUTION OF THE NEGRO RACE. Models made by a well-known sculptor who keeps his identity secret. This photo shows the landing in America
of the first negro slaves.