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MR. CHARLES SEWARD'S (LANCASTER), for of the lamp. 2. The contrivance at the

Improvements in the Construction of bottom of the wick-tube, for giving room Lamps. .

to the wick, and preventing it from sliding THE reservoir of the oil may be made

down. 3. The additional width of the of any shape, so that it is very shal

wick-tube. 4. The shape of the chimlow, or at least as shallow as it conveni

ney or lamp-glass. 5. The manner of ently can, in order that the oil may be al placing the chimney, or its application ways near the flame, and have as little as

to lamps of any construction. 6. The possible to ascend up the wick: the body

manner of supporting the same. The adof the lamp should be made no larger than

vantages of these lamps are enumerated to contain a sufficient quantity of oil for

by the patentee, who says, they will burn each time of burning. The tube that con

the most common oil without the least tains the wick is flat, and reaches to the

smell or smoke, and give a clear and bright bottom of the lamp: and in order to give light. They may be used in any situation, Toom to the wick, a little on one side of and are equally adapted for the manufacthe wick-tube is cut away, or doubled up tory and drawing room. They are also at the bottom. The advantages attend very simple, readily managed, and capaing this construction of the tube are, that ble of assuming the most elegant forms, the oil is warmed and kept from coagula

Remurks. We cannot help obserting, especially that part of it which im. ving that Mr. Seward has claimed more mediately surrounds the wick, and is in than he can well defend, if put to the Contact with the tube which. in conse test. From the figures attached to the quence of its conducting power, soon be specification, we are pretty certain that cames warm throughout its whole length: the shape of the chimney has no claim to' In a tube of this kind, the wick is not lia novelty ; nor is there sufficient novelty in able to slide down and extinguish the the mode of supporting it, to justify an light it is soldered, or otherwise fixed exclusive claim. We heartily concur with

Il roand blate of bin. brass, orhin in recommending the chimney to be other metal, the edge of which rests upon 7 of roughened glass.s

." shoulder on the inside of a brass screw. Supr

u The chimney, or lamp-glase, is not much MR. SAMUTE CRACKLES (KINGSTON UPON diarreat from those already in use, in NULL), for a Method of manufacturing some impratements of the organ lamp: Brushes from Whalebone. is placed about a quarter of an inch above the top of the wick-tube, leaving a He takes bone, which comes from the space from the bottom of the chimney, to mouth of the whale, and having cutit into the top of the brass screw, of about half lengths of nine, twelve, or eighteen inches, a inca for the adinission of nir: the chim, boils or steeps it in water for such a length Cu supported by a wire of metal, capa of time, as the nature of it may require, to ble at m aging an opening so as to em make it soft and flexible. In this state it

may be cut with a plane, kvise, or other A kr. Sewin's directions for using sharp instrument, into thin shavings,

the enumerates the improve- slices, or substances, which may be split, at be claims oxclusively as his cut, or torn, by having lances fixed in The addigonal length of the front of the plane, knife, &o. into small

te reaching to the bottom pieces resembling bristles of all sizes, and

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• degrees of strength. When the bone is rious parts, when combined and applied

thus reduced into substances, resembling to vessels floating in, or on water, or lo bristles, it must be laid in a convenient contain any fluid, coated or not, internal. place, that it may become perfectly dry, ly, or externally with condensed earth, or and then it may be worked upinto brush- artificial stone. es: those that are to be set with pitch, may be seared or singed at one end with a hot MR. ZACILARIAN BARRATT'S (CROYDON) for

iron, to make them resemble the roots, a Machine for washing Linen, oc. to , and beat at the other to make them re which may be attached a Contrivance semble the flag of the bristle.

for pressing the Water from theni, in

stead of wringing them, MR. RALPH DODD'S (CHANGE ALLEY, LON

The machine consists of a wooden

trough, ot a convenient size, for one perDON), for improved Bridge Floorings,

sen to stand at, with an inclincd bottom, or Platforms, and Fire Proof Floorings,

loomings, the inside surface is inade uneven, by

he for ertensive Dwelling Houses, Ware

grooves, or projections, about an inch ashouses and Mills.

sunder. The ribs of the grooves are holThis invention consists of a certain me- lowed, so as to give themi a wavy appear. thod of applying malleableiron, and other ance, and intu the hollows may be intrometals, and condensed earth, or artificial duced small pieces of buff or other elastic stone. As the right understanding of this substance, which in the operation of specification depends on figures, which we washing are supposed to act in a similar cannot introduce into this work, the manner to the human fingers. A hole is most we can do is to describe the objects made in the bottom of the trough to let off of the figures. The first is meant for a the suds when done with. On the inside of tubical rib, to be used either empty or film the trough, and parallel with its ends, & led, or partly filled with condensed earth, roller is fixed on centres, covered with or artificial stone, to be applied from one cork, leather, or other soft substance, to pier to another, or bearings, either straight prevent noise in the operation of washing, triangular, or curved. The second repre which operation is performed by a person sents an upright shaft, or column, for sus pressing the cloaths in the trough, with a taining heavy weights strengthened with loose bonrd called an agitator, the under condensed earth or artificial stone. Ano- side of which is supported by, and moves ther figure shows the same with fanges or on the roller above-mentioned. This agijoints for attaching one to each other, tator is constructed of one or more pieces to stand upright, or to be laid horizontal, of board, two feet six inches long, fra. for bearing heavy pressures,or conducting med together so as to form a flat surface, fluids, or air, in a cold or heated state, nearly of the width of the interior, having through them, when part of the centre is two holes or spaces cut out in the upper ļett void of condensed earth, or artificial end, for the operator's hands. The lower stone. The next figure shews a square end, about an inch high, is covered with tube, to be cuated internally, or exterval- leather, cork, or other fie elastic soft maly, with condensed earth, or artificial terial, with one or two pieces projecting stone, to be used as a beam, rafier, joist, at the bottom, similar to those in the holgirder, pile, &c. This is varied in its low parts of the grooves, in the inside of shape, size, and other particulars, and is the trough. Across the top of the trough represented with.che variations in other is a strong bar, or shelf of wood, on which figures. We have likewise the figure of a inay be placed an apparatus of any proper tubical beam, made of the same materials, construction for pressing out the water, to with two upper ears or flanges, to fasten be used as a substitute for wringing: tbis down platforms, decks, and floorings, or apparatus is a box, or cube, into winch the other attached parts, to be formed of any wet things may be put, and the water figure, from the square to the segment, ta pressed out by a piece of wood, of the ner, twisting, angle-wise, inade water. size nearly of the interior of the box, atEight to prevent their sinking. The thir. tached to the end of a screw tixed in a teenth figure shews the various parts frame. A lever, or other means of crenwhen combined in the formation of ting a pressure, may be adopted, but if a houses, warehouses, or mills, coated or screw is used, it should be encircled with not, infernally, or externally, with con- a cylinder of leather, to keep it free froin densod earth or artificial stone; and the wet, which would render its action stiff last figure is the representation of the cas and unpleasant,



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M M , who has been diligently. The whole of Lewis's Life of Caxton, a Etaploved in the study of extraneous foso scarce work, will be incorporated in this his forume years back, is about to pub first volume; as well as the Lives of Kisk unde die patronage of Sir Joseph Ames and Herbert; with a preliminary Banks a 4lo Volume of Plates and De- Disquisition on the Introduction of the tenotions of the Petrifactions of Derby... Arts of Printing and Engraving into Shire. A work, by the same author, has this country; adorned with fac-simile just been printed off, containing an Ele cuts. B F S

tocalary: Introduction to the knowledge r A Society of Physicians in London has La Estraneous Fossils ; an attempt to been engaged, for some time past, in Atablish the study of these bodies on collecting materials for a new work to

tenutic principles, It forms an 8vo, be entitled the Annual Medical Repolutne, and will be given to the public in gister. They propose to comprise, in the course of the succeeding month. one volume, a complete account of A work will be published in March. the medical literature of the preceding

w the atta rol the Ecclesiastical and year, together with an historical sketch bluvenal. Annual Register: che object of the discoveries and improvements in 1:

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perspent mterest with the disease iu the metropolis; and a bries


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detail of such miscellaneous occurrences ing body of the principal blood vesseis, within the same period, as may be deeme nerves, &c, concerned in surgical operaed worthy of record.

tions; to be illustrated with plates. bir, RYLANCE is composing a ro- At a meeting of the Wernerian Na. mance, to be entitled, Francesco, or tural History Society of Edinburgh, on the Fool of Genius, founded on the ex- the 14th of January, Dr. Thoinson reari traordinary life of Mazzuoli, celebrated an interesting description and analysis of as a painter, by the name of Parme- a particular variety of copper-glance, from grano.

: North America. At the same meeting, Dr. Adams's work on Epidemics, is Dr. Jobn Barclay communicated some almost through the press. It is an highly curious observations which he had address to the public, particularly the made on the caudal vertebræ of the great legislative body, on the laws which go. Sea snake, inentioned in a former number, vern those diseases, and on the late pro- whiclı exhibit in their structure some posals for exterminating the small pox. admirable provisions of nature, not hi.

Mr. WEBBE is about to publish an therto observed in the vertebræ of any edition of his most admired Glees, in other animal. Mr. l'atrick Neill read an three volumes, folio; containing each ample and interesting account of this about one hundred payes.

new animal, collected from different Dr. CROTCH intends to read Lectures sources, especially from letters of unon Music at the Hanover-square Rooms doubted authority, wbich he had receive in April. His third volume of Specimens ed from the Orkneys. He stated, howof the various kinds of Music will be ever, that, owing to the tempestuous published shortly; and he is engaged in season, the head, fin, sternum, and dorsal preparing some other publications which vertebræ, promised some weeks ago to are expected to be interesting to the mu the University Museum of Edinburgh, sical world.

had not yet arrived; but that he had reDr. Reid will commence his Lectures ceived a note from Gilbert Meason, Esq. on the Theory and Practice of Medicine, on whose estate in Stronsa, the sea-snake at his house in Grenville-street, on the was cast, inumanng, that they might be 15th of March.

especied by the earliest arrivals from Dr. CLARKE and Mr. CLARKE will Orkney. In the mean tiine he submitted begin their Spring Course of Lectures on to the Society the first sketch of a Hidwifery and the Diseases of Women generic character. The name proposed and Children, on Monday, March the for this new genue was Halsydrus, (from qoch; from a quarter past ten o'clock in as, the sea, and becos, a water-snake ;) the morning till a quarter past eleven, and as it evidently appeared to be the for the convenience of students attend. Sae.Ormen described by Pontoppidan, ing the hospitals.

in his Natural History of Norway, it was A new edition of Lardner's Works is suggested that its specific name should be in considerable forwardness, and is to H. Pontoppidani, appear in monthly parts. The first part Dr. KENTISH, of Bristol, has formed will make its appcarance on the first of an establishinent where the faculty may March, and the others in succession, on order heat or cald in any proportion to be the first day of every month, or carlier, applied to a patient either locally or geat the option of subscribers. It is cal- nerally culated that the whole works will be The following account of a shock of comprised in about thirty-two parts, and an earthquake lelt at Dunning in Perththat this will be the cheapest edition of shire, on the 18th of January, about two the Works of Lardner ever published. o'clock, A. N. is given by Mr. Peter

The Rev. ROBERT BLAND, author of Martin, surgeon of that place. He was of Edwyn and Elyira, and Sir Everard, returning home, at the time, on horsehas in the press a poetical romance in ton back, when his attention was suddenly cantos, entitled, the Four Slaves of Cy- attracted by a seemingly subterraneous thera.

noise; and his horse immediately stopThe Rev. J. GIRDLESTONE, is about to ping, he perceived that the sound prive publish by subscription all the Odes of ceeded from the north-west. After it PINDAR, translated into English verse, bad continued for half a minute, it bewith notes explanatory and critical. came louder and louder, and apparently

Mr. C. MACARTNEY is preparing for nearer, wlen, suddenly, the earth beared publication a set of rules for oscertails- perpendicularly, and with a tremulous, ing the situation and relations in the live waving motion, secined to roll or more in


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