A century of the names and scantlings of such inventions as at present I can call to mind. Repr

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Pagina 91 - ... the next room ; and with so great ease and geometrical symmetry, that though it work day and night, from one- end of the year to the other, it will not require forty shillings...
Pagina 72 - I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream forty feet high ; one vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water. And a man that tends the work is but to turn two cocks, that one vessel of water being consumed, another begins to force and re-fill with cold water, and so successively, the fire being tended and kept constant, which the self-same person may likewise abundantly perform in the interim between the necessity of turning the said cocks.
Pagina 72 - ... so that they are strengthened by the force within them, and the one to fill after the other. I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream forty foot high; one vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water. And a man...
Pagina 89 - Operation continueth, and advanceth none of the motions above-mentioned, hindering, much less stopping the other; but unanimously, and with harmony agreeing they all augment and contribute strength unto the intended work and operation: And therefore I call this A Semi-omnipotent Engine, and do intend that a Model thereof be buried with me.
Pagina 75 - ... 72. An escutcheon to be placed before any of these locks with these properties. First, the owner, though a woman, may, with her delicate hand, vary the ways of coming to open the lock ten millions of times beyond the knowledge of the smith that made it, or of me who invented it.
Pagina 76 - If a stranger open it, it setteth an alarm a-going, which the stranger cannot stop from running out; and besides, though none should be within hearing, yet it catcheth his hand, as a trap doth a fox; and though far from maiming him, yet, it leaveth such a mark behind it, as will discover him if suspected ; the escutcheon or lock plainly shewing what money he hath taken out of the box to a farthing, and how many times opened since the owner had been in it.
Pagina 89 - stopping the other ; but unanimously and with harmony " agreeing, they all augment and contribute strength unto " the intended work and operation : and therefore I call this " a semi-omnipotent engine, and do intend that a model thereof
Pagina 83 - A chair made a-la-mode, and yet a stranger being persuaded to sit down in it, shall have immediately his arms and thighs locked up beyond his own power to loosen them. 87. A brass mould to cast candles, in which a man may make five hundred dozen in a day, and add an ingredient to the tallow which will make it cheaper, and yet so that the candles shall look whiter and last longer.
Pagina 36 - And of a motion no swifter imaginable than semiquavers or releshes, yet applicable to this manner of writing. 5. A way by a circular motion, either along a rule or ringwise, to vary any alphabet, even this of points) so that the selfsame point individually placed, without the least additional mark or variation of place, shall stand for all the twenty-four letters, and not for the same letter twice in ten sheets...
Pagina 38 - A way to do it by night as well as by day, though as dark as pitch is black.

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