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  2. A New Self-Closing Gate.

    OUR engraving shows a simple and effective device for closing gates automatically without the application of springs or weights. The gate rises bodily as it opens, and is closed by its own gravity. It is hung upon hinges ...

    Article : 139 words
  3. A New Plant.

    THE Agave (Litt[?]a) Victorian Reghitae is a rare and curious plant found in coarse gravelly soil on steep hills near Monterey, Northern Mexico, flowering in autumn, according to Dr. E. ...

    Article : 188 words
  4. Pre-Adamite Australia.

    IN the sinking of a well at Launceston it is said the strata passed through are of a very interesting character. For a little over 30 feet strong clay was met with, then deep beds of compact ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 319 words
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    GIGANTIC RHUBARB.—English papers mention three stalks of Stott's Monarch Rhubarb, of the following enormous dimensions:—"Width of the largest leaf, 4 ft.; length, 3 ft. 8 in.: length of stalk, 24 in.; ...

    Article : 84 words
  6. Water Purification.

    A NEW and effective system of water purification has recently been introduced at the Royal Aquarium, West-minster, the working of which was inspected last week by a number of scientific and other gentlemen interested ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 474 words
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