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Mention Technical World Magazine
ITALIAN railroad authorities are ex
perimenting with a device for use at railroad stations, by means of which all tickets are printed and stamped with their price in the presence of the passenger, a record of each sale being, at the same time made on a roll of paper inside the machine. Each machine is equipped for printing tickets to more than 400 stations.
THE production of aluminum in the
United States has increased ten-fold in as many years. In 1883 the total production was 83 pounds. In 1904 it was 8,600,000 pounds.
A GREAT canal which drains the two
Italian provinces of Mantua and Reggio and discharges into the River Po, has just been opened. For five years 6,000 men have been employed in digging the big ditch.
A LIGHTHOUSE that has neither
lamp nor keeper is located at Arnish Rock, Stornoway Bay, in the Hebrides, Scotland. It is a conical beacon with a lantern, which has a mirror and an arrangement of prisms at its summit. Across the channel, 500 feet away, on Lewis Island, stands a lighthouse which throw's a stream of light on the mirror in the lantern, which in turn reflects it on the prisms. The rays of light are converged to a focus outside the lantern and then diverge in every direction, making a serviceable lighthouse, fully adapted to the requirements of its locality.
THE first turbine steamship ever built
in the United States was launched at the Roach shipyard at Chester, Pa., in April last. It was christened che “Governor Cobb” and will ply between Boston and New Brunswick. It is 290 feet long and contains 175 staterooms.
THE money value of the Vatican, the
Pope's palace at Rome, and its treasures is estimated at $150,000,000.
ACCORDING to the Machinists'
i A Monthly Journal, more men are killed in Allegheny County, Pa., every year than fell in many of the great battles of history. Last year 9,000 men were killed and injured in the steel and iron mills and blast furnaces. In other mills the casualties numbered 4,000. Railroad employes killed or injured in the county during the same year numbered 4,300 making a grand total of 17,700 on the roll.
AT New Haven, Conn., Yale Univer
sity is building a reinforced-concrete stadium, which will have a seating capacity of 40,000.
NEWSPAPER dispatches from Den
ver announce that it has been decided to adopt electricity as the motive power on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, the electricity to be generated by mountain streams along the line. It is added that electric engineers report enough water power going to waste within the state to run all the railroads inside its borders.
THE oldest university in the world is
the “School for the Sons of the Empire” at Peking, China. The names of its 60,000 graduates are carved on 320 stone pillars
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Mention Technical World Magazine
FACTS FROM MANY LANDS-(Continued). THE Czar of Russia is the possessor model of the wreck. As a hole is re
of a bullet-proof automobile, devised paired in the Mikasa, a corresponding not for safety alone, but for comfort as patch is placed on the model. The progwell. It is fitted up with a chest of draw- ress of the work may thus be measured ers, cabinet, easy chairs, etc.
at a glance.
OHAIR is likely to become an im
HE Canadian Pacific Railroad has portant product in the United States.
constructed, between Montreal and At present, however, there are probably
Winnipeg, a distance of 1,400 miles, a not more than 1,000,000 pounds of the
telegraphone system. One wire does substance grown here. It comes from
double work at once, so that a telegraph the back of the Angora goat, three or
and a telephone message may be transfour pounds being secured from each ani
mitted simultaneously. The company will mal. The price of mohair varies from
install this system over all its lines. The 25 cents to $1.25 a pound.
work of dispatching trains, it is believed,
will be revolutionized. CHINESE graft, which is proverbial,
finds an excellent opportunity in the lighting of Pekin. Annually 80,000 taels
A SUBSTITUTE for wireless telegare appropriated for the purposes of
a raphy, limited, however, in its apstreet illumination. After the money has plication, has been invented by an officer sifted through the hands of various offi
of the artillery branch of the United cials a wick and some oil are left. One
States army. Simple signals can be of the numerous beggars of the capital
rous beggars of the capital given by means of an enormous shutter, drinks the oil.
with slats a foot wide. These slats are painted various colors and are operated
by a lever. The present high cost of the DALLOONING has a curious effect on wireless system may give the shutter an D the vision. The pressure on the important place in the signal service. visual organs decreases and the sense of sight becomes so keen that at an altitude of 6,000 feet a bottle dropped to a body AURICE Chaulin, a French inof water below may be observed in de ventor, has perfected a clever ap. tail as it disappears beneath the surface. paratus for killing mosquitoes. It con
sists of a small lamp-electric or oil
hung between two rings, the rings being POLICEMAN'S club with an elec
connected with tiny vertical and parallel tric light in the handle is a late in- chains. These chains are charged with vention. If it proves a success the search a current of electricity, sufficiently strong light lantern may be dispensed with.
to kill instantly a mosquito which touches
any two of them at the same time. The HUNGARIAN chemist has pro
light in the lamp, which is entirely sur
rounded by these chains, attracts these duced a fluid optical lens at a moder
insects to their death. ate cost. The largest lens used for astronomical work has hitherto cost thousands of dollars and taken several years to produce. A few weeks time and an
THE nation's capital has the largest colexpenditure of $500 is all that is now re
1 lection of anthropological specimens quired.
on the face of the globe. Four thousand · to 5,000 skulls and skeletons of human
beings are here preserved. Two hunFOR the purpose of raising the Mikasa, dred brains are arrayed in jars. These
the sunken flagship of Admiral Togo, are exhibited with those of animals for the Japanese have constructed an exact the purpose of comparison.