Friday, May 16, 2008

The Traveling Crane


Among the improvements lately introduced into great iron works are electric cranes. The structures are made with heavy iron poles in trestlework fashion and support tramways, upon which these immense cranes travel. For carrying the heavy products of the mills this form of transportation has points of advantage over all others. The lines from the various mills lead to a general storage point and make shipping much more convenient and expeditious. — New York Ledger.

Big Legged Frying Pan

A frying pan with legs about 6 inches long is among the curios recovered at Herculaneum. It belonged to Docilia, who had scratched her name on the handle.

Toothpick Cars

The National Toothpick association claims an output of 52 cars annually.

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