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MR. CHARLES SEW A'RD'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 THF any shape, Solehail yang bergandle wick-ube

: 1. The stiapel ori delle chine low, 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 suflicient 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 gains the wick is fiat, 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, room 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

сара. . ing this construction of the tube are, that ble of assuming the most elegant forms, the oil is warmed and kept from coagula

Remarks.- We cannot help obserting, especially that part of it which im- ting 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; wbich, in conse

From the figures attached to the quence of its conducting power, soon be- specification, we are pretty certain that comes warm throughout its whole length. the shape of the chimney has no claim to In a tube of this kind, the wiek is not li- 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 into a small round plate of tin, brass, or

him in recommending the chimney to be other metal, the edge of which rests upon

of roughened glass. a shoulder on the inside of a brass screw. The chimney, or lamp-glass, is not much

MR. SAMUEL CRACKLES (KINGSTON UPON different from those already in use, in some improvements of the organ lamp:

HULL), for a Method of manufucturing it is placed about a quarter of an inch

Brushes from IV halebone. 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, an inch for the admission of air: the chim- boils or steeps it in water for such a length ney is supported by a wire of metal, capa- of time, as the nature of it may require, to ble of springing an opening so as to em.

make it soft and flexible." In state it brace the lamp-glass.

may be cut with a plane, knise, or other Allier Mr. Seward's directions for using sharp instrument, into thin shavings, the lamp he enumerates the improve- slices, or substances, which may be split, ments which he claims exclusively as his cut, or torn, by having lances fixed in own. .1. The additional length of the front of the plaire, knife, &c. into small wick-tube, or its reaching to the bottom pieces resembling bristles of all sizes, and



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 to
bristies, 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 hut! MR. ZACHARIASI BARRATI's (croydon) for
jron, to make them resemble the roots, a Muchine for washing Linen, 8c. to
and beat at the other to inake them re- which


be attached a Contrivance semble the fag of the bristle.

for pressing the Water from them, in-
stead of wringing them.

The machine consists of a wooden

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

son to stand at, with an inclined bottom, or Platforms, and Fire Proof Floorings, the inside surface is inade uneven, by for extensive Duelling Houses, Wurehouses and Mills.

grooves, or projections, about an inch as

sunder. The ribs of the grooves are holThis invention consists of a certain me- lowed, so as to give them a wavy appearthod of applying malleableiron, and other ance, and into 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 emptyor film the trough, and parallel with its ends, a led, or partly filled with condensed earth, ruller 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 cloathis in the trough, with a taining heavy weights strengthened with loose board 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 flanges or on the roiler 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 left void of condensed earth, or artificial end, for the operator's liands. The lower stone. The next figure shews a square end, about an inch high, is covered with tube, to be coated internally, or external- leather, cork, or other fit elastic soft maly, with condensed earth, or artificial terial, with one or two pieces projecting stone, to be used as a beam, raf.er, joist, at the bottom, similar to those in the hol girder, 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 the 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 beain, made of the same materials, construction for pressing out the water, to with two upper ears or flanges, to fasten he used as a substitute for wringing: this down platforms, decks, and floorings, or apparatus is a box, or tube, into which 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 per, twisting, angle-wise, inade water- size ncarly of the interior of the box, atright to prevent their sinking. The thir- tached to the end of a screw fixed in a teenth figure shews the various parts frame. A lever, or other means of creawhen combined in the formation of tiny a pressure, may be adopted, but if a houses, ware-houses, or mills, coated or screw is used, it should be encircled with not, internally, or externally, with con- a cylinder of leather, to keep it free from densed earth or artificial stone; and the wet, which would render its action stilf tä. i digure is the representation of the va- and unpleasant,



Including Notices of Ilorks in Hand, Domestic and Foreign.
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The very copious Annotations on Waring in wood, has for a considerable time, ton's History by the late learned antibeen engaged on a System of Economi- quary, the Rev. George Ashby, together cal or Useful Botany, which will include with various Manuscript Observations left about 450 plants, the most useful in the by that acute critic Mr. Ritson, are in the Materia Medica, in Diet and Manufac. hands of the present editor; and so far tures. The text has been prepared by as the purposes of correction and illustraDr. Thornton, and will contain a body of tion can be served will be appended to valuable information relative to the flise the notes of Mr. Warton, tory and Uses of the several Plauts. A new edition, corrected and enlarged, There will be two editions, one on royal of Dr. Milner's "listory of Winchester, paper, of which only a small number has will be published in the course of the enbeen printed; and the other on demy, suing month. neither of them inferior in beauty to Mr.

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A Society of Physicians in London has of Estraneous Fossils; an attempt to

been engaged, for some time past, ini establish the study of these bodies on

collecting materials for a new work, to scientific principles. It forns an 8vo. be entitled the Annual Medical Revoluine, and will be given to the public in gister. They propose to comprise, in the course of the succeeding month.

one voluine, a complete account of A work will be published in March, the medical literature of the preceding under the title of the Ecclesiastical and year, together with an historical sketch Universal Annual Register; the object of the discoveries and improveinents in of which is to furnish an opportunity for medicine and the collateral sciences; a the preservation of documents which report of the general state of health and may obtaiu permanent interest will the disease in the metropolis; and a brief 1



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

tions; to be illustrated with plates. Mr. RYLANCE is composing a ro- At a meeting of the Wernerian Nămance, to be entitled, Francesco, or tural History Society of Edinburgli, on the Fool of Genius, tounded on the ex- the 14th of January, Dr. Thomson read traordinary life of Mazzuoli, celebratcu an interesting description and analysis of as a painter, by the name of Parme- a particular variety of copper-glance, troin giano.

North America. . At the same meeting, Dr. Adams's work on Epidemics, is Dr. John Barclay communicated some almost through the press. It is an highly curious observations which he had aduress to the public, particularly the made on the caudal vertebræ of the great legislative body, on the laws which go. sca snake, inentioned in a former number, vern those diseases, and on the late pro- which 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. Patrick Neill read an three volumes, folio; containing cach ample and interesting account of this about one hundred pages.

new animal, collected from different Dr. CROCH intends to read Lectures sources, especially froin letters of unon Music at the Hanover-square Rooms doubted authority, which 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, sternun, 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 Strousa, the sea-snake at his house in Grenville-street, on the was cast, intimatiny, that they might be 15th of March.

expected by the earliest arrivals from Dr. CLARKE and Mr. CLARKE will Orkney. In the mean time he submitted begin their Spring Course of Lectures on to the Society the first 'ske Midwifery and the Diseases of Women generic character. The name proposed and Children, on Monday, March the for this new genus was Habsydrus, (from 2012;

from a quarter past ten o'clock in áās, the sea, and udgos, a water-snake ;) the morning till a quarter past eleven, and as it evidently appeared to be the for the convenience of students attend. Soe-Ormen described by Pantoppidan, 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 wilt make its appearance on the first of an establishment where the faculty may March, and the others in succession, on order heat or cold in any proportion to be the first day of every inonth, or earlier, 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 felt 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. M. is given by Mr. Peter

The Rev. ROBERT BLAND, author of Martin, surgeon of that place. He was of Edwyn and Elgira, and Sir. Everard, returning home, at the time, on horsehas in the press a poctical romance in ten back, when bis 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 propublish bị subscription all the Odes of ceeded from the north-west. After it PINDAP, translated into English verse, had continued for half a minute, it bewith notes explanatory and critical, came louder and louder, and apparently

Mr. C. MACARTNEY is preparing for bearer, when, suddenly, the earth heaved publication a set of rules for ascertain perpendicularly, and with a tremulous, ing the situation and relations in the live waving motion, scemed to roll or move in

a south

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