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granted me, on mill fpinning machinery, for the purpose of producing freedom in consist principally in an alteration in the the opening of all sorts of books by inca construction and position of the spindles. of a firın back, applied to a book before By the tirst method the spindle is in fe- it is covered: the present invention coste veral respects similar to the cominon lifts in producing the same effect upon all Spindle, but it differs in one respect, viz. kinds of books after they are covered, that the bobbing does not reit on or by the same firm back applied extertouch the copping rail, their contact be- nally; to which is attached by hinges, ing prevented by a ring made to fit, and or flaps, made of the fame materials, to to rile and fall or traverse on the spin- ,which flaps are connected by hinges of dle, in which there is a groove cut length- any kind, iedges which completely enways; and in this groove a screw or pin close the book on all sides, resembling is made to fit, which pailes through the the appearance of a book. The ledges ring, so that when the spindle is made at the bottom, or on the lides, are conto tuin round, the ring must turn sound verted into supporters for the hand when with it. The ring, or as it is technically requisite to write near the bottom or denominated the worl, is moved up and edges of the book; and these possess an down on the spindle by a rail communi- ability to elerate or depress their position cating with the heart or other motion, at plealure, with a power of being renThis rail fits into a groove, cut or turned dered stationary, by means of a llop or in the brass or other worl, on which re- stops, which are affixed to the flaps. volving worl, and not on the copping The whole to be secured by a lock, or rail, the bottom of the bobbin rests. other faliening, The uptake of the bobbin is regulated by applying to it a spring, band, weight, lever, or any other subliance capable of MR. CHARLES SCHMALCALDER (LITTLE retarding its revolution.” The poble Earl

NEWPORT-STREET), for a Delineator has described three other spindles, which

for taking Profiles, &c. we Mall omit, as he observes that it is This invention, which (at first sight, at extremely dificult to describe all the least) does not appear the most simple different varieties of fpindles, whether pollible, consists of a bollow rod, of lemade in one or two pieces; and he adds, veral parts screwed together, the whole that the prominent features of bis im. length being from two to twelve feet, or provements are the making the spindle even longer. It may be made of wood carry round the bobbin without the ac- or any metal, but copper and brafs are tion of the yarn or thread, and that whe- chiefly recommended." One end of this ther the spindles be in one or more rod carries a steel tracer, made to dida pieces; the making the haft or warf at in and out, and to be fattened by the times to shift or remove from off the mill head screwed; the other end of the fpindle; the retarding the revolutions of rod having likewise a round hole, to take the bobbin carried round by the agency up either a feel point, black-lead penof the spindle, so as to regulate the up- cil, or any metallic point, which may be take of the yarn on the bobbin, by a fastened by a milled head screw. A tube power connected with the motion of the about ten inches long is fixed in a ball, ipindle, or, in other words, giving the in diameter fufticient to allow the rod bobbin the motion neceffary to occasion before described to slide eatily, but to the uptake of the yarn, which is contrary stand firmly. The ball with this tube is to the principles on which the improved morable between two half-fockets, formIpindle is constructed, in which the ob- ing together a ball and socket. There is ject is to retard the revolutions of the a frame of wood two or three feet long, bobbin, and not to give it motion. The fupported by two brackets. Through patent spindles are adapted for making the Gides of this frame are holes at cer. covings, for throwing and twisting thread tain distances, correlponding with the or yarn of cotton, tilk, wool, fax, and marks on the rod, by which originals are hemp; likewise for twisting twine, fili- copied, to any fize, by the following me ing-bges, and ropes of all sizes and de- thod : The paper, ivory, &c. is taliened fcriptions.

upon a swinging board, either by screws,

or by a brass fræne formed of two flat MR. A. C, ECKHARDT'S(BERWICK-STREET), pieces of brass joined together at the end

for Improvements in Book-binding. by hinges, and having on the other end Some years ago, a patent was obtained two buttons to fatteu the paper between. *There is an opening made to allow the 2. A cistern, with an apparatus of a point to mark upon the paper. The different kind, by means of which a idges of the framic form and flide in a power of water is brought down to dovetail, moveable upon the swinging quench fire in a chimney, on fimply board, and kept in a proper situation by pulling a wire over the mantle-piece. a spring. On the back of the board is 3. A gridiron, which preferves the aliked a weight with a hook, to which chimney from danger of fire, and (with is attached a spring, forming a pulley, the additional advantage of savoury cookferving to prevent the poiut from acting ery) faves the meat from being finged or upon the paper when not wanted. The smoked. machine is fixed either to a partition in 4. A preservative lantern for nurseries, any room, or to a table, or other stand. ftables, &c. fastened with a finall pada The instrument is perfect, 1, when all lock, which, by means of a bit of paper, the parts are firmly connected, and with is etlectually secured against being openout fluctuation; 2, when the ball and ed without certain detection. It is ape fockets are truly circular, and move plicable to all the purposes of a coinmon eatily; 3, when the rod paffes truly padlock, and may, by the aid of a simple through the centre of the ball; 4, when contrivance, be fattened in a moment, the rol is perfe&tly straight; 5, in turn- and without injury, to the key-hole of a ing the rod roord in the sockets, the drawer or door, fo that neither key nor tracer and point in the two ends of the pick-lock can be put into the hole withrod must remain in the centre: to attain out discovery. By another fimple conthis there must be an adjustment of trivance, it will prevent fraudulent exScrews. For taking profiles, before the changes of articles fent by carriers, or inftrument is fixed to the partition, the purchased at market. height must be taken from the bottom to 5. A fire-cloak, to extinguith fire in a the middle of the face of a person fitting lady's clothes, or protect a person froin upon a chair, and that height transferred the flanes in escaping from a house on upon the partition in the place where the fire. fochets are fastened: the person's head 6. A foot-trap, or ftrainer for the mufi, rest against a piece of wood lined fioke, to prevent the accumulation of with leather. The tracing is begun from foot in chimneys. the back, and the screw must form a 7. A foot-irap register-stove, of two right angle with every part of the face different kinds; also a register-top, witte in pafting over it; in consequence of a foot-trap, to be fixed on a common which the rod muit be turned round in ftove. the socket, and the cutter, previously 8. A water-trough in the back of a fixed in the rod, will cut out the profiles. chimney (kept coultantly full by means By means of some mall variations, pic of a ball-cock) to catch' foot, and pretures and landscapes are traced. After vent the danger of fire. this full description, we are much in 9. An elegant japanned fire-screcn, doubt whether a mere mechanical spro- answering allo the purposes of a firefile is the best possible.

guard, a chimney-board, and an extin

guither for a chinney on fire. Dr. Carey has, we understand, taken 10. A chinney-damper, to extinguitla out Patents for the following inven- fire in a chimney by intercepting the tions:

draught of air, 1. A cistern and apparatus, by means

11. A water-candlestick and nightof which a fire breaking out in a ware light, both of improved conftruction, house, &c. immediately produces a lower of water to extinguitli it,



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