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To separate the paraffine from the tar, and thus in the centre for a trunk or tube of a parallelogram | engines, essentially as described with reference to the purify it, the inventor applies sufficient heat to the or other convenient form to pass througb, or slide drawings. 2. The method of transmitting motion to crude paraffine to melt the paralline which it contains upon. Patent completed.

the expansion slips of steam engines and other motive without melting the tar, and he then subjects the 90. P. BOUCHE. "Improvements in the used power engines by means of two pairs of friction melted material to filtration, when the paraffine will means for mechanically raising up the gowns of surfaces constructed and arranged with other operatpass through the filter, leaving the tar behind. Patent ladies and young ladies." Dated January 12, 1859. ing parts essentially as described and illustrated in completed.

Here a girdle or waist band, made of some strong the drawings. Patent completed. 81. J. BIERs, jun. " A self-acting carriage wheel fabric, is worn under the gown, but independent 98. W. and W. McNaught. * Improvements in break.” Dated Jan. 11, 1859.

thereof, being kept round the body of the wearer by steam engines and in apparatus connected therewith." This consists in giving to the fore carriage, by slots hook and eye, or similar attachment, and it has sus- Dated Jan. 12, 1859. or otherwise, a longitudinal motion as well as the pended from it two cords or strings, so that both ends This invention is not described apart from the present rotary one. Patent completed.

of each cord or string hang down. At about equal drawings. Patent completed. 82. B. ROBBINS. " Improvements in the machinery distances apart on the inside of the skirt four tapes 99., S. PHILLIPS. "Improvements in fastenings for working pumps." Dated Jan. 11, 1859. are attached in an upward direction, each of which for securing windows, shutters, and doors, and for

To apply this invention to (say) a pair of pumps, has formed in it three or four eylet holes, through other similar uses.” Dated Jan. 12, 1859. above the pumps mounted upon suitable framing is a which are passed the ends of the cord hanging down This consists in one of its forms of a spring cotter horizontal beam or cross-head, which works on a from the girdle, and having attached to it at bottom pin made of a length of metal doubled back to form a transverse axle in the centre of its length, and to the or more wooden or other balls of sufficient spring ; each end of the metal thus doubled being ends of which the pump rods are jointed. Formed weight for keeping the cords distended. The cords furnished with half a knob or thumb piece, so that on, or rigidly, attached to, the under side of the may also pass over little wheels or pulleys fitted in a when the spring is compressed the end intended for balance beann is a toothed segment, which gears into steel or whalebone band attached to the end of the the hand to act upon has the appearance of being a second toothed segment formed on the head of a girdle. Patent abandoned.

terminated with an ornamental knob or thumb piece.' pendulous lever, which has its fulcrum below and in 91. W. and W. T. G. BRAY. “Improvements in Patent abandoned. a vertical line with the axes of the horizontal beam locomotive and traction engines." Dated January 100. R. MUSIET. “A new or improved metallic or cross-head. A vibratory motion in the direction 12, 1859.

alloy.” Dated Jan. 12, 1859. of the length of the balance beam is communicated to This invention is not described apart from the This consists of an alloy composed of cast iron ani' the pendulous beam by a transverse horizontal drawings. Patent completed.

metallic tungsten. Patent completed. cranked shaft, the crank of which is coupled to its 92. W. OLIVER. " Improvements in boats, and in 101. R. Muset. “A new improvement or im. lower limb, or the crank pin may work within a verti. the mode of propelling them.” Dated Jan. 12, 1859. provements in the manufacture of cast steel." Dated cal slot formed in the lower portion of the lever. This consists in employing paddle wheels placed on Jan. 12, 1859. Rotary motion is given to the crank shaft by a spur either side of the boat, and connected through the This consists in alloying cast steel with the metallic wheel staked thereon gearing into a toothed wheel on medium of a crank shaft, to which motion is commu- tungsten, by which the quality of the steel is im. the driving shaft, which is parallel to the crank shaft, nicated through the intervention of treadles; the proved. Patent completed. and is provided with a fly wheel and so forth. The said wheels moving in either direction, and one or 102. C. N. May. “ Improvements in sluice valves." power is applied thereto by crank handle or other both of the same actuated at pleasure by the use of a Dated Jan. 12, 1859. mechanism. Patent completed.

slide rod motion and disconnecting gear, whilst for This relates to valves having double faces, and 83. W. TILLIE. “ An improvement in the manu- the convenience of steering the yoke lines are which act by pressure approaching either in one facture of shirts and shirt fronts.” Dated Jan. 11, brought round and secured in the front of the ope- direction or the other. Both faces of these valves 1859.

rator, who sits with his face towards the bows. are brought into contact with the faces of the valve This consists in a method of arranging the plaits of Patent completed.

case or passages simultaneously, by reason of their the fronts of shirts, so that a less quantity of material 93. J. Thomson. “Improvements in the manu. wedge form or inclination to each other, which is is used than in those made in the ordinary way. facture of rings," Dated Jan. 12, 1859.

also the case with the valve. According to this inPatent completed.

This relates to the manufacture of what are tech. vention the inventor makes such valves to move on 84. D. E. HUGIES. An improved mode of insulat- nically known as “beam rugs,” entirely or chiefly a centre, and disposes them in a semi-circular case, ing electrical conducting wires. Dated Jan. 11, from jute or jute-hemp. The essence of the invention from which they may be removed by a suitable cover. 1859.

is the application and use of jute, or jute-hemp in He communicates motion to such valves by a segment The principal object here, is to maintain the insula- the portion of the warp which is made to form the of teeth on the periphery and pinion on the handle tion of submarine telegraph wires after the gutta- pile or shag in the manufacture of beam rugs. Patent shaft, or it may be by a tangent screw or other means percha, &c., has become impaired. One mode by completed.

and whereby to force the valve home or remove it which the inventor attains the desired end, is to 94. J. Hands.“ Improvements in preserving or from between the edge faces inclosing or opening insert in the gutta-percha tube that encloses the preparing skins intended to be converted into leather, such valves. IIe mounts these valves so as to perform conducting wires a semi-fluid or soft non-conducting or otherwise manufactured.” Dated Jan. 12, 1859. their motion on a centre pin, which the valve em. material, which, when the gutta-percha coating is This consists in a mode of preserving or prepar- braces sufficiently to form a secure fulcrum, but pierced or cut, will ooze out and fill up the fissure. ing skins intended to be converted into leather, by from which it can be lifted when it is desired to Patent completed.

subjecting them to the action of gaseous binoxide of remove the valve from its case for repairs. Patent 85. B. J. RUBENSTEIN. " Improvements in nitrogen, nitrous acid gas, and sulphurous acid gas, abandoned. dentistry.” Dated Jan. 11, 1859.

either separately or combined. Patent completed. 103. C. Beslay. " Improvements in coating or This consists in the application of gold plates, as 95. J. GIBBONS. “Improvements in fixing door covering iron or steel with tin, zinc, or lead, or alloys base pieces beneath artificial gums of hippopotamus and other knobs.” Dated Jan. 12, 1859.

of shale metals by electrical deposit." Dated Jan. 12, tusk (or the tusk of the sea horse,) or ivory.

Here the outer end of the male screw has a move. 1859. inventor employs tortoiseshell in certain cases as a able cover applied to it, wbich is separated from the The inventor coats iron and steel by the direct substitute for inetal plates of various kinds and projection on the fixed rose, and also separate from deposit thereon (by electrical agency) of the coating shapes used in connection with artificial teeth. Patent the female screw in the moveable or covering rose. metal or alloy which adheres tirmly thereto, and no abandoned.

This cover and the fixed rose are made with notches, tendency to oxidation is produced, and whereby a 86. R. and W. HAWTHORN. “Improvements in slots, recesses, &c., which when they come together firm and durable coating is applied to the iron or apparatus for promoting combustion, and preventing and are in use connect the cover with the hollow steel. For the batteries he employs solutions of smoke in coal-burning locomotives, and other steam- male screw or other parts of the fixed rose, so that caustic soda or potash, instead of acids. Patent comboiler furnaces." Dated January 11, 1859.

the cover will be prevented turning when the knob pleted. According to this invention, it is proposed to em is turned, and such connecting of the cover with the 104. C. N. MAY.

“An improved heat indicator." plɔy a number of inclined deflecting plates fitted to fixed rose on the door, may be such that the pull to Dated Jan. 13, 1859. the doors or other parts of the fire-box or furnace. open the door may be on the fixed rose without acting This consists of an external face or dial upon which Deflecting pieces may be interposed between the on the covering rose. Patent completed.

are marked figures indicating the degree of heat to plates for deflecting the air right and left over the 96. S. CANNING and H. CLIFFORD. "Improve- which the apparatus is exposed. Internally there is surface of the fuel. It is also proposed to use an ments in machinery for paying out and for recover- a semi-circular compound lever of brass and steel, one arrangement of steam jets to be introduced into the ing or picking up submarine telegraph ropes, cables, end of which is firmly screwed to the frame or case of fire-box or furnace through the back part, and on or chains.” Dated Jan. 12, 1859.

the apparatus; the other end, which is free to move, each side of the fire-doors to a little above the surface This consists of one or more grooved pulleys or presses upon the short end of a lever, the opposite or the fire. Patent completed.

rollers, each having a jockey pulley or roller with end of which carries a toothed segment gearing into 87. C. W. SIEMENS.“ Improvements in supports levers working into it. These lovers may be ‘either a pinion on the axis of a pointer which traverses for electric telegraph line wires, and in tools or appa. simple or compound, and are raised or lowered by round the dial face. At ordinary temperatures this ratus to be used in the construction of such supports, screw or other gear for regulating the speed in paying pointer stands at zero, but the action of heat upon part of which improvements are applicable to the out or picking up cables, ropes, or chains. On the the compound metal bar causes it to expand and joining of pipes and other articles.” Dated January shaft of each of the grooved pulleys or rollers a break press upon the lever, giving motion through the 11, 1859.

or friction wheel is fixed, fitted with friction straps of toothed segment and pinion to the pointer, which This invention comprises a variety of details which wood, leather, &c.; or the patentees fix on each shaft moves round the dial until it points to a number that are described in the specification at too great length of the grooved pulleys or rollers a friction roller with indicates the heat of the oven. By this apparatus to be reproduced here. Patent completed.

another intermediate roller running between or on the heat of an oven may be easily regulated. Patent 88. S. VERSMANN and A. OPPENHEIM. “Improve them. This intermediate roller is so arranged that it is completed. ments in rendering fabrics and substances non-in. capable of being raised or lowered by lever screw or 105. R. A. LIGITOLLER. “ Certain improvements flammable." Dated January 11, 1859.

other gear, so as to press down on the other friction in machinery or apparatus for spinning cotton or This consists in rendering fabrics, and other matters rollers, acting both as brake or friction roller, or as other fibrous materials.” Dated Jan. 13, 1859. of an inflammable nature, non inflammable, by the the means of connecting together the grooved pulleys This consists in the use of a first train of gearing application thereto of sulphate of ammonia. Patent or rollers. Patent abandoned.

for driving the drawing rollers, and running or drawcompleted.

97. T. ELWELL. “Improvements in governors for ing out the spindle carriage for the first stretch, when 89. N. P. BURGII. “Improvements in steam- steam engines and other motive power engines.” a double-acting coupling

is thrown out of gear and engines.” Dated January 11, 1859. Dated Jan. 12, 1859.

into gear with a second or slower motion, so as to This consists in substituting for the ordinary trunk The patentee claims, 1, the method of constructing turn the drawing rollers and advance the carriago and piston arrangements a piston having an opening governors for steam engines, and other motive power together at a slower speed, during which time the

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second stretch is produced, and the drawing rollers | fire-arms of two plugs, one of which is hollowed out

Dated July 20, 1859. can be stopped by a second and independent coupling conically, and the other of which is solid, and has a 1708. Z. G. A. N. P. Orioli. New applications of or catch box, and the carriage still continue its motion conical exterior entering partly into the hollowed-out hypochloride of alumina to bleaching and dyeing, outwards until its catch box is thrown out of gear. portion of the former, the two plugs being connected and to the disinfection and preservation of organio Patent completed.

by a threaded stem and a nut or other equivalent matters. 106. W. BENNETTS. “Improvements in mechanism means, so that while the explosive force of the powder

Dated July 21, 1859. used for preventing accidents when raising or lower- is free to drive the inner plug further into the outer 1710. H. B. Preston. Improvements in apparatus ing skips, baskets, or apparatus particularly applicable plug , and thus close the breech offectually, the inner for superheating

steam. plug is not at liberty to leave the outer plug Here the skip o basket is so suspended that, in the said force is removed. 2. The use of a projection

Datod July 28, 1859. mediately a breakage takes place, two projections formed upon the face of the inner plug, in order to

1752. J. Aspinall. Improvements in evaporating which move on axes are pressed outwards by springs provide for the admission of the explosive gases and in apparatus for the same, especially applicablo against the wood framings, and so as to retard and behind the cartridge, whereby the expulsion of the

to the evaporation of sugar. arrest the downward movement. Patent completed. whole of the said cartridge is effected. 3. The con

Dated July 29, 1859. 107. W. H. CRISPIN. “Improvements in the con. struction of cartridges as described with reference to

1760. S. Wilson. Certain improvements in the struction of ships and other sailing and steam vessels." the drawings. Patent completed.

construction of presses for compressing cotton and Dated Jan. 13, 1859.

115. J. GRIST. Improvements in machinery for

other articles. Here the hull of the ship is constructed of iron, the cutting and shaping staves and heads for casks, and

Dated July 30, 1859. same being covered internally and externally with for the manufacture of casks.” Dated Jan. 13, 1859. wooden planking bolted through the iron and wood, The specification of this invention describes the 1766. F. Haeck. Improvements in refrigerating and so arranged as to break joint. Tho decks may arrangements of machinery used in detail with the apparatus, especially, adapted to pumps or other apbe constructed upon the same principle. Patent aid of drawings, and is too elaborate to be quoted here paratus for the supply of beer and other liquids. abandoned.

at sufficie length for an intelligible abstract. Patent 1772. W. Jamieson. An improved churn. A com. 108. H. CRITCHLEY and S. ELSTON. “ Certain completed.

munication. improvements in pistons for steam engines, or other 116. W. A. CHADWICK. “A musical instrument

Dated Aug. 1, 1859. purposes." Dated January 13, 1859.

chiefly for teaching the intervals of musical scales.” 1774. W. Campbell and G. Worstenholm. Certain This relates particularly to the arrangement of a Dated Jan. 13, 1859.

improvements in machinery for the manufacturing of series of small cylinders or recesses contained within This instrument is composed of a hollow box or wrought nails, as also in the treatment of the iron the interior of the piston; also to the peculiar con. shell the two sides of which are connected internally from which such or other kinds of nails may be made. struction of the several parts connected therewith by a sound-post; two or more apertures or sound. A communication. for the cause of isolating or confining from the action holes are made in one of the sides, and a base bar is 1776. T. W. G. Treeby. Improvements in targets. of steam, &c., the means whereby a uniform and con- also fixed inside. On the top side of the case the 1780. W. E. Newton. An improved inode of and tinuous pressure is constantly exerted upon interior inventor fixes a rail or finger-board with the places apparatus for making metal cylinders suitable for of cylinder in which such piston works. Patent at which to stop for notes indicated by pins or studs. steam boilers, and other purposes. A communicacompleted.

A string or wire is attached at one end of the rail and tion. 109. G. SCOPES. "Improvements in apparatus is carried along over the rail and over a bridge near

Dated Aug. 2, 1859. for communicating motion to cots, cradles, and other the opposite end thereof, it then passes through a slot articles for children's use.” Dated January 13, 1859. in the rail and is attached to a nut, which is adjusted nection with slide and other valves. A communica

1786. B. Donkin. Improvements in an:l in conThis consists in giving motion to cots, &c., by a by a thumb screw, so as to regulate the tension of

tion. spring and train of wheels, exactly as the motion is the string. Sound is produced by a bow similar to

Dated Aug. 3, 1859. given to the pendulum of a clock. Patent abandoned. that of a violin, which will vary according to the part

110. J. PICKSLEY and R. SIMs. “Improvements of the string at which it is stopped by the finger. 1787. A. Pin. The compounding, preparing, and in lawn-mowing machines.” Dated January 13, 1859. Patent abandoned.

application of a new sort of paint. This consists, 1, in forming the rollers of the full 117. W. Wilson. “Innprovements in machinery

1788. J. Hewett. Improvements in self - acting length of the cutters; 2, in disposing the driving for felting bodies of hats and bonnets." (A commu. water-closets. wheels so as to work outside the frame, at the same nication.) Dated Jan. 13, 1859.

1789. W. K. Peace. An improvement in canisters time those wheels are entirely or partially encased so This consists chiefly in the use of iron cylinders for hermetically sealing paints and other substances. that nothing can come in contact with them; 3, in (lined with lend) supported by an iron frame at each A communication. adapting a carrying or supporting ball or balls in end. Through the length of cach cylinder four grooved

1790. M. Mason. Improvements in machinery for front of the machine as a substitute or substitutes wooden rollers are placed, so as to cross each other, printing, and in apparatus connected therewith. for the wheel or wheels, or rollers of such machines, the ends passing through the iron frame. These 1791. W. H. Tooth. Improvements in machinery whereby it is readily and easily suited to operate on cylinders are actuated by suitable mechanism, giving or apparatus for the manufacture of iron or steel. large or small lawns, as well as on narrow verges, or to the grooved rollers the needful oscillating move. 1793. J. Petrie, jun. Improvements in machinery horders, or detached spaces ; 4, in mounting and fitting ment, and between these grooved rollers the bodies to or apparatus for washing wool. the front part of the machine so as to elevate or de- be felted are passed. Patent completed.

1794. J. H. Phipson and W. A. Watson. A new press the cutting parts across the whole breadth by 118. T. HERBERT and E. WHITAKER. “Im- or improved lubricator for lubricating shafts and other means of racks and pinions, screws, or other means provements in the manufacture of warp lace.” Dated articles requiring lubrication. for giving simultaneous motion to both sides of the Jan. 13, 1859.

1795. W. H. M. Blews. A new or improved regu. machine. Patent abandoned.

Here three warp threads work with a needle, two lator for gas burners. 111. W. H. MORRISON. “ Improvements in wind of which are called twisting threads and one a pillar 1796. E. Dowling. Improvements in rosettes or musical instruments.” Dated January 13, 1859. thread, and in the working of the machine one of the ornaments applicable to harness, and for other pur.

This applies to those instruments in which the twisting threads is caused to lap over a needle, and the poses. sound is obtained by blowing through a mouth-piece, other twisting thread is caused to traverse under the

Dated Aug. 4, 1859. and consists in adapting to such mouth.piece a same, and both threads are caused to rise up and to 1797. T. Lister. An improved sanatory waterflexible and elastic receiver which is to be filled with pass back over the same needle, by which means the closet. air by blowing through the opposite end of the instru- first mentioned twisting thread will be over-lapped 1798. J. Horton. A new or improved water-gaugo ment, or through an opening otherwise suitably from the needle, and the second-mentioned twisting for steam-boilers. placed. The air thus forced into the receiver will thread will be lapped in the needle, and the two 1799. R. A. Brooman. Improvements in mills for then by the clasticity of such receiver have a ten twisting threads will be twisted together. The pillar grinding coffee, corn, and other substances. A comdency to be forced back through the instrument to thread is then caused to lap on the needle, and its munication. produce the required sounds; a stop catch, or other lapping is passed under the beard of the needle ; but 1801. F. Walton. Improvements in the manu. regulator may be applied. Patent abandoned. the lapping of the twisting thread is knocked over facture of ornamental fabrics suitable for book bind.

112. D. L. Banks. "A method of constructing with the previous loop of the pillar thread. Patent ing and other uses, and in machines employed in such a travelling suspension rail or roadway, applicable completed.

manufacture. among other uses, as a bridge and lifting agent.” 119. 0. ROWLAND. "Improvements in_laying

Dated Aug. 5, 1859. Dated Jan. 13, 1859.

electric telegraph wires in streets.” Dated Jan. 13, The inventor describes a method of constructing a

1803. E. B. Gowland. Improvements in piano1859.

fortes. travelling suspension rail or roadway which cannot Here the inventor employs iron troughs furnished well be cxplained without referenco to drawings with covers so constructed as to form part of the looms for weaving.

1804. E. Swainson. Certain improvements in Patent completed.

pavement of a street. Patent abandoned. 113. J. J. STEVENS.

1805. N. D. Maillard. Improvements in compasses Improvements in railway 120. J. BARRANS. " Iinprovements in traction for indicating the course and time of ships at sea, signal apparatuses.” Dated January 13, 1859. and portable steam engines.' Dated January 13, without the use of needles or magnets..

The patentee claims, 1, the construction of railway 1859. signal posts or pillars of wrought or cast-iron ; ž, This consists chiefly in supporting the boiler and facture of knitted fabrics. A communication.

1807. N. Berry. An improvement in the manu. certain means for raising and lowering the lanterns cylinders on a beam or lever; in the application of in railway signalling apparatuses ; 3, certain means india-rubber springs to certain parts of the engine and bagatelle cues. A communication.

1809. W. E. Newton. An improvement in billiard of and apparatus for compensating for the expansion and in driving the driving wheels by pinions gearing and contraction in the wires, and to work signals at a into cog-wheels fixed to the driving wheels. Patent applicable to transmitting, regulating, and measuring

1810. F. W. Beaumont. A hydraulic apparatus, distance; 4, an arrangement of compensating appa- completed. ratus to be placed at some point between the ordinary

the supply or flow of liquids. lever and the signal; 5, an arrangement of signalling PROVISIONAL PROTECTIONS.

1811. W. Thompson. An improved printing tele. apparatus to be worked by a passing train, all as

graph. described with reference to the drawings. Patent

Dated June 29, 1859.

Dated Aug. 6, 1859. completed. 1545. W. and J. Wray. Certain improvements in

1815. A. B. Childs and L. D. Owen. Improvements 114. F. J. MANCEAUX and E. N. VIEILLARD. reaping machines.

in machinery for cleaning grain and seeds from smut " Improvements in breech-loading fire arms and in

Dated July 13, 1859.

and other extraneous matter. cartridges." Dated Jan. 13, 1859.

1656. W. A. Munn, Improvomonts in reaping 1816. A. T. De Lisle. Improvements in clarifying The patentecs claim, 1, the use in breech-leading machines.

and decolorizing solutions of sugar and other liquids. 1817. E. A. Süwerkrop. Improvements in reaping 1134. W. E. Nowton. Steam gauge. A com- LIST OF MISCELLANEOUS TENDERS IN and mowing

machines. Partly a communication. munication. 1818. A. F. Delannoy. Improvements in lubricat- 1135. W. E. Newton. Fish hooks. A communica

VITED, AND ENGAGEMENTS OPEN. ing the axles or journals of wheels, also applicable to tion.

The tenders and vacancies which appear in this weekly list lubricating apparatus for the transmission of motion 1295. A. V. Newton. Rivets and bullots. A com

are not repeated in succeeding numbers. in general. munication.

RAILWAY, Llynri Valley.--Diversions of portions of the 1819. J. W. Welch. Improvements in machinery

line. 1327. E. Breffit. Corks.

Plans at the Company's Office at Porth Cawl.

Tenders to August 31st. or apparatus for sizing or dressing yarns or threads 1334. J. L. Norton. Fabrics. for weaving.

DEFENCES, Drop Redoubt, Dorer.-Candidates desiring to 1694. A. Phillips. Fabrics.

tender for the above works must signify their intention at 1820. E. T. Hughes. Improvements in machinery 1738. J. Gillott and J. Morrison. Penholders, the Royal Engineer office, Dover, before September 29, or apparatus for manufacturing chenille. A com- 1765. J. Wood. Truss for hernia.

where terms may be known. A nfeeting of candidates, munication.

1777. T. G. Messenger. Horticultural buildings.

to elect a surveyor, will be held at the Royal Engineer Dated Aug. 8, 1859. 1803. E. B. Gowland. Pianofortes.

Office, Dover, at 12 o'clock on Thursday, August 25th. 1821. J. Weston. Improvements in breaks for rail. 1817. E. A. Süwerkrop. Reaping and mowing. Grand Horse, Dover.--Candidates desiring to tender must

signify their intention at the Royal Engincer office, way carriages, and in the method of applying the Partly a communication.

Dover, until August 27th. Bill of quantities, balf-asame, and in conveying signals from one part to The full titles of the patents in the above list can be as- guinea. Tenders to September 5th. another of the same train, parts of which are applica- certained by referring back to their numbers in the list of MATERIALS, Dover.–And performance of such bricklayera', ble to breaks for other purposes. provisional protections previously published.

masons', paviours', carpenters', slaters', smiths', plaza 1823. H. Liddle. Improvements in machinery or

Opposition can be entered to the granting of a patent to terers', plumbers', painters', glaziers', and paper-bangers apparatus for polishing yarns or threads.

any of the parties in the above list who have given notice of work required by the Royal Engineer Department at *1829. J. H. Johnson. Improvements in apparatus date of the Gazette in which the notice appears, by leaviag their intention to proceed, within twenty-one days from the various stations of the Dover district from September

1859 to March 1860. Only one contractor will be nofor steering ships, applicable also in all cases where a at the Commissioners' office particulars in writing of tho counted for all the trades at each station, and parties tenrotatory or partial rotatory motion is required. A objection to the application.

dering must state according to the printed directions, the communication.

rate at which they are willing to perform the work. 1831. B. S. Cohen. Improvements in ever-pointed

Printed schedules and all particulars at Royal Engineer

LIST OF SEALED PATENTS. pencils.

office, Hythe, to September 5. 1833. T. and R. Blinkhorn. An improved compo.

Sealed August 19, 1859.

HYDRAULIC MAIX, Sowerby Bridge.--36 feet long, and 20 506. J. Dale. 673. C. Garnett.

inches diameter, for 20 rotorts; also exit, I and Diy sition for removing scale or fur from the interior of boilers, and also for preventing the formation of scale

513. W. McNaught. 768. W. E. Newton.

pipes, all complete. Plans, Sowerby Bridge Gas Worka. or fur therein.

523. E. Gatwood.
810. F. Morton.

Tenders to August 29.
Dated Aug. 9, 1859.
531. C. and C. IIall. 812. A. V. Newton.

GASHIOLDER, Teignmouth.-With cast-iron tanks, a vertical 559. J. Nowcomb and 911. D. Doig.

condenser, a scribbler, governor, &c. Plans, &c., oflice 1835. T. Dunn. Improvement in machinery and

of Mr. Win. Cotton, Surveyor, Teignmouth. Teaders to J. G. Lovell.

1075. W. M. Cranston. August 30th. apparatus for elevating and regulating the level and

631. J. Cunliffe, F. Pig- 1201. T. and T. Vicars. CHRI, Dounton, Herefordshire.-Plans, &c., ofice of flow of liquids, part of which is applicable for pro

gott, and G. Mallinson.

and T. Ashmoro,

J. pelling vessels.

Mr. S. Poutncy Smith, Shrewsbury. 650. C. Desurmont and Smith,

CHAPEL, &c., Edinburgh.- For the erection of a chapel, 1837. P. F. Rolland. A new eloctric telegraph. 0. Goudeau.

school, and schoolmaster's quarters at Picrshill barrak, 1839. I. Mitchell and s. Lister. An improvement

Edinburgh. Tenders to the Director of Contracts, War in apparatus applicable to machinery for spinning

Sealed August 22, 1859.

Department, Pall Mall, Lor September 12. fibrous materials.

521. J. ITine.

515. D. Lichtenstadt. PARSONAGE, Kirton Lindscy, Lincolnshire.---Plans, &e., 1841. J. B. Badcock. Improvements in bustlos 524. F. Brignoles.

550. R. II. Collyer.

with Rev. F. Stuart, Kirton Lindscy. Tenders to Sc)and skirts. A communication.

tembar 6th. 536. E. J. Hughes. 619. J. S. Dawes.

ScHoons, &c., Lirerpool.--For the ercction of parochia! 1813. J. D. Bryant. Improved superphosphate of 537. T. Cloake.

1026. W. Moxon and J.

schools and teachers' residences for the parish of West lime.

511. J. Edwards. J. Bennett.

Derby, near Liverpool. Drawings, specitications, &e., 1845. B. Browne. Improvements in the manufac- 513. J. Templeman. 1437. A. V. Nowton. Mr. II. P. Horner, architect, 10 Basnett-street, Liverture of paints and pigments. A communication.

pool, where tenders. No date supplied. 1817. W. MacLellan. Improvements in parts of PATENTS ON WHICH THE THIRD YEAR'S BTAMP Schools, Brandon, near Durham.--Plans at the office of the permanont way of railways. A communication.

DUTY HAS BEEN PAID.

Mr. Dobson, architect, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and at the

Rectory, asrancepeth, near Durham. Tenders to Aug. 1). Dated Aug. 10, 1859. 1931. C. M. Chouillou. 19551 T. York.

Asylum, Alterations, Worcester. — Including reservoir, 1819. W. Muir. Improvements in machinery for

1936. II. Burden.
1970. M. A. F. Men.

pump-well, water tower, steam engine, boilers, &c. 1937. R. Jobson.

nons. communicating motion to foot lathes and other ma

Plans at office of Mr. E. L. Williams, C.E., Digiis, Worchines to be worked by treadles.

1950. J. Maudslay, 1992. A. V. Newton, cester. Tenders to September 3rd.

Houses, Spaldington, near IIowden.- Upon the estate o 1851. W. K. Westly. Improved machinery for

Sir Henry Mervyn Vavasour, Bart., at Spalding tog combing, heckling, and preparing to be spun flax and LIST OF SPECIFICATIONS, &c., Plans, &c., Messrs. Stephens and Robinson, architects other fibrous substances.

Published during the week enling Aug. 19, 1859.

17 Tennct-street, Derby. Tendurs to September 7th. 1853. A. Shaw. Certain modes or methods of pre

LAUNDRY, Chichester Barracks.-Plans, &c., Royal Engiparing sheep or other skins or pelts, or the linings

neer's Office, Portsmouth. Tenders to September 6th, No. Pr. No. Pr. No. Pr. thereof, and for raising nap on the same, and also for

No. Pr. No. Pr. No. Pr. CART STED AND TOOL IIOUSE, Popiar District.- For the

erection and completion of a cart'shed and tool house, in preparing the said skins for kid leather, and for

s d

the stone yard, St. Leonard's-road, Bromley. Forms of

d enamelling and japanning the same. 79 0 31 91 i 1 102'0 3 113 1 101 1210 3 13303

tender, Mr. C. C. Cecly, clerk to the board, East Indis

Dock-road; where tenders September 6. 81 1 10 02 0 6 1030 3 114,0 6 125 0 10 1360 3 NOTICES OF INTENTION TO PROCEED 820 6 93 0 3 1010 5 1151 10 1260

SEWERAGE,

Crumpsall.- 230 yards of Tyson-street. Plans,

51 1410 WITII PATENTS.

&c., of Mr. Bell, surveyor, 51 king-street, Manchester 83 0 3 91 0 41 1050 9 116 0 3 1270 10 1410 4

Tenders to the chairman, J. Knott, Esq. (Overscer's 81 0 495 0 101 1060 1170 9

128 0

1150 5 (From the London Gazette, Aug. 23, 1859.)

offices) Crescent-road, Crumpsall. Tenders to Septem85 0 3 96 0 31 1070 31 1180 1290 1100 3

ber 10th. 86 0 10 97 0 7 109 0 898. B. Baugh. Fly presses.

1190 3130 0 3 1470 S SEwers, Poplar District. ---Por laying down sewers in the

87 1698 1 5 109 0 1200 1011 1311 4 1510 7 904. A. Bower. Keels of vessels. 88 o 31 99 0 3 11010 3 1210 7 1320 41

parish of Bromley. Wallis-street and Desert-street. 905. W. Rowan. Spinning. 89 01:100 0 4 1110 3 1220 41330

651ft. run, 12in. patent pipe; Tetley, Randal, and 906. R. A. Brooman. Candle moulds. A com- 90 10 3 101 10 01 1120 10

1230
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Cawdor-streets, 663ft. run, 12in. patent pipe; with the 1310

requisito gullies and connections. Tendors, noon, Sepmunication.

tember 6, with Mr. C. Ceely, clerk to the board, East 907. W. S. Clark. Loading ships.

Note.-Specifications will be forwarded by post from the India Dock-road, where forms of tender. 909. J. Marland. Cop tubes. Great Seal Patent Office (publishing department) on re

PIPE DRAINAGE, Trentham, North Staffordshire.-Por 925. H. Eckhorn. Lamp regulator.

ceipt of the amount of price and postage. Sums cxceeding excavating and laying down about 1,600 yards of 18-inch 929. A. R. Johnson. Instrument for damping.

5s. must be remitted by Post Office Order, made payablo drain pipes. Apply to Mr. Roberts, Trentham office. No 930. J. A. Coffey. Heating liquids. at the Post Office, High Holborn, to Mr. Bennet Wood

date given croft, Great Seal Patent Office.

METAL ROLLER.-One to undertake the management of a 932. J. L. Stevens. Fire-grates.

mill. Apply to Mr. S. Walker, Rolling, Tube, and Wire 936. T. Bird. Lubricating. LIST OF DESIGNS FOR ARTICLES OF UTILITY

Mills, Lower Pazely-street, Biriningham. 941. E. Dowling. Weighing machines.

MACHINIST.---One accustomed to fine drilling, acquainted

REGISTERED. 943. A. McDougall. Coating metallic surfaces. Dates of Noy. in

with perforating tools, and accustomed to making appaRegistra

Names and Addresses. 944. L. J. Higham. Billiard tables.

Subjects of Design

ratus for working same. Address by letter, C. B., 350, tion. gister.

Daily Post Office, Biriningham. 952. H. Barrow. Fastening. July 29, 4191 J. Chandler, Deptford... Water guage.

PUDDLERS AND UNDERHANDS. -Good characters for steadi955. L. Collier. Feeding apparatus.

30, 4192 J. Dookree, Kingsland Funnel valve.

ness and ability necessary. Apply to Mr. J. Broad, 958. J. Hamilton. Regulating prime movers.

( Williams and Biven, Aug. 1, 4193

Lower Furness Iron and Steel Works, Ulverston.

Valve, 959. A. Courage. Obtaining metallic particles from

Reading

LAMP MANAGER.-One who understands the manufacture smelting works.

of lamps and arrangement of stock. Apply to J. Taylor I Cooper and Smith, Ash17, 4194 bourne

Fastener.

and Sons, Warwick-lane, Newgate-street, London. 968. R. Warry. Projectiles.

19, 4195 J. Caddick,Birmingham Candlestick. Gas CHANDELIER MAXERS.---Several first-rate, and two 969. W. Prosser. Production of light.

burnishers. Apply to Benjn. Vickers, Atlas Works, 971. J. Whitaker. Mowing machines.

PROVISIONAL REGISTRATIONS.

Sheffield. 972. J. Seaman. Cultivating the soil.

July 25, 1091
\ H. J. and D. Nicoll,

MILLWRIGHT.-To superintend the machinery and make

Belt.

{ 977. J. Freer. Planting machines.

Regent-street

patterns. Apply to E. J. IIunt, Prince of Wales IronAug. 2, 1032 R. R. Cox, Regent's-pk. Ciadcr-shifter. works, Millwall, Poplar, London, E. 987. I. Dutton, R. Martin, and T. Phillips. Ma

9, 1093 E. & J. Turner, Sheffield Vice.

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Gregory and Redfern, } Fire-escape.

work, and the fitting necessary for iron bridges, iron 991. J. M. and E. Johnson. Ornamental surfaces.

9, 1091

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the new forms of danger to which the creation experiment will be when all the rifled 32's are MECHANICS' MAGAZINE.

of steam fleets has exposed us. Will this Com- brought together, it is impossible to predict. mission settle that question for us? Then, again, That it will be possible to rifle the present cast

we want to know what is to be done in regard iron guns with great advantage we do not for a LONDON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1859.

to iron-plated vessels--whether we are really to moment doubt, inasmuch as great results have

begin building them, or stick to our wooden already been attained by some experimenters. THE NATIONAL DEFENCE walls. Will this Commission resolve us this But it appears certain to us that if the guns are COMMISSION.

doubt ? Then, again, we wish to be informed to stand, and be reliable after they are rifled, HER gracious Majesty, having thought it expe- how many millions we are to spend on our new then the rifle grooves must neither be deeply «lient, for divers good causes and considerations, rage for line-of-battle ships, and whether gun- impressed nor have a great turn; otherwise that á Commission should forthwith issue, and boats are really to be held in esteem or not. the guns will infallibly burst with elongated that inquiries may be made by her Commis- Will this Commission say yea or nay to these projectiles and ordinary charges of powder. sioners into “the present state, condition, and things? And so we might go on naming sub- Our opinions of the various systems of Sir W. "sufficiency of the fortifications existing for the ject after subject in reference to which all the Armstrong, Mr. Lancaster, and Mr. Whitworth " defence of her United Kingdom, and of [sic] intelligent people in the country stand dumbly are pretty well known; but of Mr. Haddan's "examining into all works at present in progress doubting, and waiting, but upon which this plan, which seems to us not ill-adapted to the "for the improvement thereof, and for (sic|con- Commission cannot possibly yield us any kind present case, we may here say a few words with "sidering the most effectual means of rendering of reliable conclusions. In short, in an age advantage. Mr. Haddan forms in the gun three " the same complete, especially all such works when the progress of science is changing all shallow curves," sinking only to about 5-16ths

of defence as are intended for the protection things, Her Majesty's Ministers have appointed of an inch beyond the circular bore, and wear" of our Royal arsenals and dockyards in case a Commission which, it may with certainty being off until they lose themselves in the circle

of any hostile attack being made by foreign predicted, will end by prescribing, change in of the bore. To these curves he gives a very " enemies both by sea and land,” has appointed nothing. When a strong apprehension of dan- slight twist-only about one turn in sixty feet, Major-General Sir Harry D. Jones, K.C.B., ger can prompt us to no better action than this, we believe, which is less than that given by any Major-General Duncan A. Cameron, C.B.

, Rear- we may well pray that evil may be kept far other of the competing gentlemen. His projecAdmiral Elliot, Major-General Sir Frederick from us. If we have nothing more in the shape tile has three swells or projections upon it to Abbott, K.C.B., Captain Astley Cooper Key, of genius to oppose to Louis Napoleon than this take into the grooves, and is formed with a R.N., C.B., Colonel J. H. Lefroy, and James Commission presents, we have indeed cause to conoidal head and a taper towards the rear end, Fergusson, Esq., to be her Commissioners for hope that the powers of the two nations may on which end is placed a simple ring-formed the purpose of such inquiries as aforesaid ; and not be measured against each other in our time. wad. The projectile goes freely into the bore, for their assistance in the due execution of

and when the charge is exploded the centre these duties has made choice of Major William Francis Drummond Jervois, to be Secretary to.

RIFLED ORDNANCE.

line of the projectile is compelled by the con

ditions of the case to occupy the centre line of this Commission, and to attend them and” aid Me. SIDNEY HERBERT, our War Minister, and the gun, and pass out in that position. The them with his services and assistance. his colleague, Lord Ripon, have made a ready projectile can be made as cheaply as any ordi

According to our great national defence and graceful concession to the demands of the nary round shot or shell, being simply of castauthority—the Times“ the constitution of press, and are taking steps to ascertain the best iron ; and no great nicety is necessary in ad" this Commission provides a very fair repre- means of rifling our present cast-iron ordnance justing the size of the projectile to that of the "sentation of all branches of the two services; without delay. This they have set about in a gun. The wad is caused to clean out and lubri"nor will it escape notice that Mr. James Fer- very novel manner; and, as a temporary expe- cate the gun at each discharge, and both the

gusson participates in the honour of the ap- dient, designed to answer a temporary purpose, gun and the projectiles may be used as roughly " pointment, so that the ‘Perils of Portsmouth, the plan they have adopted is certainly not a as ordinary guns, shot, and shell. Six months "if they really exist, can now be taken into bad one. Knowing but little practically upon since an ordinary 68-pounder gun rifled on Mr. "effectual consideration.” Now, against Mr. the subject themselves, they have turned sharp Haddan's plan projected a 90 lb. elongated shell Fergusson's appointment we have not a syllable round upon the gentlemen who profess to under- with considerable truth of aim over an average to say, for there is probably not a civilian in stand it, and asked them to show how it is to distance of nearly 3,000 yards, with an elevation England who has studied the subject of na- be done, giving each of them an ordinary 32- of ten degrees and a charge of powder of ten tional defences more closely or more intelli- pounder to do the best they can with. “Here pounds, being, as will be seen, only 1-9th the gently than he ; and we happen to know that "Sir William"-says my Lord Ripon to our weight of the shell. This was very good he has very recently gone minutely into the new Newcastle Knight“ take you this gun, practice, and we shall not be surprised to question in an article which has excited a good "and rifle it with your cunningest skill, giving learn that the same system comes out well deal of attention--in our own columns and it four grooves or forty as may please you ; from the coming test. At any rate, the elsewhere. But we certainly must say that by " and here, Mr. Lancaster, is yours, to receive method of rifling appears to us to be second placing a single civilian only upon the Commis- " whatever ovalling you may think fitting; and to none, except perhaps the Lancaster system, sion, and by making “fortifications” the only “here yours, Mr. Whitworth, to be bored as for the present exceptional purpose of consubject of its inquiry, the Government have many-sided as you may desire ; and here verting our old smooth bores into rifles, as it gone a very short way towards satisfying "yours, Mr. Nasmyth, and yours, Mr. Thomas, will in all probability weaken and distress the our desires in this matter. Without ask "and yours, Mr. Haddan, and yours, Mr. Britten, gun but slightly. ing whether in Sir Harry Jones, General" and yours, and yours, and yours.” We do But however imperative and urgent the task Cameron, Sir Frederick Abbott, and Colonel hear that no less than fourteen gentlemen, all of rifling our old guns may be, it must not be Lefroy, we have four of the foremost mili- of whom have professed themselves very clever forgotten that when this is done we, as a scientary men of the age, or whether Admi- at this sort of thing, are now boring, and plan- tific and enterprising people, and as rivals, in ral Elliot and Captain Key are to be ranked ing, and firing away, with the view of producing a certain sense, of a scientific and enterprisamong our greatest naval authorities, we are the best attainable result with their guns by an ing empire, shall still have much to do. entitled to say that four military and two naval appointed day. Then they will meet at Shoe- The whole' subject of rifled cannon is at officers, with a single civilian thrown in, cannot buryness, each with his own gun, and his own present in a most unsatisfactory condition. possibly arrive at a satisfactory solution of the special projectile, to make the best practice | We have not even so much as brought together vast question of our defence.

possible, each in presence of all the others. anything like an authoritative collection of the We are prepared, in fact, to assert that by Already we have heard in the Times' Naval principles involved, or which ought to be emthe appointment of the Commission now before and military intelligence) of mysterious results bodied, in such ordnance. So that even when, us, the attention of which is to be confined attained by Sir William Armstrong, who is said by independent invention, a new gun is brought to land defences, the greatest causes of our to have fired over 3,400 yards with an ordinary to our notice, we know not what tests to apply recent fear and dread are ignored. Were 32-pounder, rifled by himself, hitting a target to it. Our proceedings with the Armstrong gun the times not exceptional – did we appre-six feet square at every shot with what the illustrate this in a remarkable manner. Here hend nothing more now than our fathers writer calls a "terrific aim” (by which he we have not only adopted a gun which soldiers of a century since had to look for -- a mere means, we presume, an "aim with a vengeance.”) and sailors smile at, as a weapon entirely unmilitary and naval Commission might answer This is much too good to be true, we fear, for, suited to the exigencies of actual warfare, but our purpose. But the only men in whom if true, it would go a long way towards eclipsing have put the inventor of it into supreme auwe can now confide are men fit to grapple the wonderful breech-loading gun itself, and thority over the whole of the rifled ordnance with the altered condition of things that thus saving us all the expense of manufacturing department; so that nothing is left to us but characterises this strange age. The very first that very costly article.

to put as good a face upon matters as we can, thing we want decided is, how we shall meet What the result of this great and singular and humbly read in the newspapers that "in “Woolwich Arsenal the most implicit confi- , superiors. It is represented, however, that the that Mr. Murray and his friends were as far "dence is placed in the judgment of Sir William method of constructing tramroads of wood from the truth on that point as they were on “ Armstrong"—while we know that nearly every blocks in the manner explained in our former nearly every other. Why, it is inquired, should military man in the establishment is moodily article has been resorted to because of the ra- we—who have so strenuously protested against submitting to what is just now inevitable, but pidity with which granite roads wear and break the constitution of that Committee, and shown is at the same time eagerly waiting to hear that up near the joints, and also because in the con- its unfitness to deal with our great naval estaSir William's splendid and delicate machine is struction of the wooden roads much timber blishments-why should we esteem it competo be superseded by what they would call a gun. which would otherwise be sold as waste can be tent to sit in judgment upon the New Works We say not that Sir William is wrong and the turned to account. It is further said that a Department of the Admiralty? Is Admiral military men are right. We should be grieved road formed of wooden blocks placed on end in Smart, or Mr. Laws, or Mr. Murray, the man indeed to see a too hasty stop put to the pro- iron frames, and bedded on a basement of con- to pronounce opinions upon roads and buildceedings of our new and unquestionably able crete, has answered the purpose very well in ings; or is that versatile genius whom Mr. rifled-ordnance engineer ; but what we do wish places where sufficient time has been allowed Lindsay dug up somewhere equal to this as well to see is a speedy attempt to bring the whole for the proper consolidation of the concrete. as to so many other imposing tasks? Our resubject better under the control of our know- We must also remark that the plan of trans- ply is, the Committee was as little fit for this ledge and experience. With the view of fur- porting and storing boilers which we attributed business as for any other; but that is no reason thering this object we will next week quote a to the chief engineer of Sheerness dockyard is why they might not have gone right by chance ; chapter on the subject from Mr. Lynall Thomas's claimed by the Department of Works at and we certainly never implied that they went new work on rifled ordnance. It contains con- Somerset House, although the Directors of that right otherwise. The truth is, this questionsiderations which deserve the best attention of department bear the highest testimony to the whether Colonel Greene and Mr. Scamp have sufour war authorities.

zeal and ability with which this and many ficiently consulted with the officers of the dock

other plans for saving time, labour, and expense yards—is one which must at present remain THE NEW WORKS DEPARTMENT OF have been carried out at Sheerness dockyard open. They strongly assert that they have; others THE ADMIRALTY.

by Mr. Blaxland. So well, indeed, have the think they have not; who shall decide? All The damaging letters which Mr. Murray and that the establishment has been brought into a whether they have or have not in the past, they

factory operations been conducted at that yard, we can say is, we most sincerely trust that his colleague Mr. Bowinan have published in our columns have brought such a weight of dis- very high state of efficiency.

will leave no room for doubt upon the subject credit upon the writers that other official gen- It will be observed, from what we have in the future. tlemen do not like trying their hands on similar hitherto said, that, having no interests but productions. Consequently, although strong those of truth and fairness to serve, we are not THE NEW BRONZE COINAGE. objections to our recent article on the New in the slightest degree disposed to do injustice With regard to the expected issue of bronze Works Department of the Admiralty have been to the Directors of the Admiralty New Works. coins from the Mint, we believe it may be expressed, no written protest has been received Complaints from many quarters reached us, and taken for granted that some little delay will by us from any person entitled to speak upon we willingly gave voice to them ; statements arise. In the first place the design has to be the subject. But although we have had no opposed to those complaints are now made to determined on—whether a public competition silly letter sent to us in this case, a wise and us, and we as willingly give them publicity. In of engravers be invited or not; and in the next temperate remonstrance has been made, and consequence of what we have recently learnt we a considerable time must be allowed for the we feel fairly called upon to deal with the ex- are in a position to say further that Colonel “getting up” of a sufficient number of dies to planations that have been offered. And let it Greene, the Director of Works, and Mr. Scamp, enable the work of coinage to go on on a large be understood that we have received "explana- the Deputy Director, have been neither dilatory scale without chance of interruption. It is not “tions” only—not contradictions. Indeed, we nor supine in the performance of their arduous too much to ask of the public that time be given were not open to mere contradiction ; inasmuch and responsible duties. It must not be forgot- for the maturing of the plans of those officials as, while our general charges were based upon ten that, although they are the heads of a De- and others in whose charge the working out of

complaints " which had been made to us by partment, they have to perform their duties un- the Government resolve with respect to the new others, the particular circumstances to which der the sanction of the Board of Admiralty, and coinage will be placed. The public will grant we referred were witnessed with our

have to submit to all the delays and obstruc- reasonable indulgence no doubt, but they will eyes. Passing by, for the moment, our general tions which invariably occur under such circum- not like to have valuable time wasted, and reflections upon the department, 'let us now stances. This fact goes a long way in explana- whilst promising the Treasury and the Mint glance at the several objects respecting which tion of the complaints” which reached us, and that it will not be expected of them to produce we made complaint.

which we thought it well to express. We now bricks without straw, it must be understood that In the first place, with regard to the covering have, indeed, reason to believe that the De- they certainly will call down upon themselves in of the space between the storehouse and the partment has been actively conducted—that an popular opprobrium if, having money, material, forge at Sheerness Yard, a very weighty allega- enlightened regard to the altered circumstances and appliances, they do not use diligence in tion is made, viz., that this objectionable pro- of our dockyard establishments has been paid turning them to proper account. If the new ceeding was resorted to under the pressure of by Colonel Greene and Mr. Scamp-that the coins make their appearance with the new year anticipated necessities during the Russian war. introduction of many great and real improve there may not be great reason for fault finding; It is not denied that in an architectural sense ments have originated with them—and that but beyond that time there can, we think, be the proceeding was a most objectionable and numerous causes of complaint against them dis- no rational excuse for delaying their publicaoffensive one ; but it is said, that when the appear when circumstances over which they tion. Russian war broke out, and our fleets were sent had no control are properly understood.

It is whispered that the device for the reverse into the Baltic, the want of means for repairing There is one other point, upon which, as it of the three denominations of coins is to be that our steam-ships at Sheerness was so strongly had very much to do with the tenor of our for- of Britannia, scantily clad, seated uncomfortably felt, and the yard offered so little ground to mer article, we cannot with justice be silent. on a ledge of rock, with shield and trident, as work upon, that the conversion of the space in It is, the alleged independence with which the now seen on the effete copper tokens. If there question into a boiler shop could scarcely be Directors of Works are said to conduct their be truth in this whispering we can only say that avoided, and Sir James Graham and his col- business. We have not syllable to retract we are very sorry for it. Why not have someleagues therefore unhesitatingly authorised it. from that severe introductory paragraph with thing new Is there such poverty of inventive There is unquestionably much force in this which we commenced our former article. It is skill among engravers and others that there is statement; and although we still fear the stėp a shameful thing for men to manage the affairs danger of getting something worse ? Has no was taken with less regard than might have of the nation with an utter disregard of the na-one in the kingdom talent enough to sketch been shown to æsthetic principles, we very tion's welfare. In heaven's name let us not out a design which should be at once symbolical cheerfully publish the explanation. As to the fail to exclaim against that sleek and sleeping of the ocean sovereignty of Great Britain jetty which now stands out black in front officialism which is so full of peril to us as a and a fit impression for a coin? Alas of the dockyard, and which was the second people. It must be fought against, wherever for us if it be so ! But it can scarcely be thing mentioned by us with disapproba- found, by every one of us who can manage to credited that a gentleman of so much taste tion, we are assured that the existence of some keep a little patriotism alive in him. But, as as the present Chancellor of the Exchequer structure of the kind was an absolute necessity. the thing itself is so base and ruinous, it must will quietly assume so discreditable a state of The last thing to be noticed is the tramway not be lightly imputed; and for this reason we things, and thus allow King Charles II. to be laid down for

the boiler carriages to run upon. accept the protest made against the passage the author, or at least the patron, of a design The bad state of portions of this road is fully which we quoted from the Report of the Com- for the new coinage of Victoria ! We put it to admitted—so fully

that the executive officers at mittee on Dockyard Economy and Efficiency in the right hon. gentleman to interpose the weight Sheerness have been blamed for it by their our former article. We are asked to believe of his judgment and authority, and to prevent a

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