The success of the overhead monorail system in the German cities of Elberfeld, Barmen, Vahwinkel, and at Loschwitz, near Dresden, Saxony; and the fact that after due study and consideration, Hamburg is at present building just such a rapid transportation system, has caused J.R. Rauhut, a Chicago engineer, to propose this system for Chicago’s consideration. [...]
The latest dress idea borrowed from men by women is the suspender. Several large London department stores have been exhibiting suspenders in their windows as the latest approved method of holding skirts in position. The suspenders for women are made of a web material, and can be purchased in almost any color. Image/Copy credit.
A cowboy owner of an automobile, Waddington by name, claiming Cisco, Tex., as his home, has saddled the “pesky critter” to make it seem more like the kind of mounts he is used to. The saddle is strapped over the bonnet of the automobile, and his friends say the way he can rope a steer [...]
The aerial-propeller driven automobile of Bertrand de Lesseps, a brother of the well-known airman, has shown itself particularly efficient, due, according to the inventor, to the peculiar shape of the propeller, which is called a “rotary-wing.” The shape and curve of the propeller are based on those of a bird’s wing. The first long trip [...]
A motorist’s cap having goggles of the same material as the cap attached, the whole being so shaped that the goggled section is the back part of the cap when goggles are not desired, is shown in the accompanying drawing. That is, the cap may be worn turned completely around, the portion bearing the up-folded [...]
A model hydro-aeroplane which appears to be large enough for a regular aeroplane motor, but which is driven for a short distance by two exceptionally powerful rubber-band motors, is being used on one of the German rivers for testing the efficiency and stability of various kinds and shapes of planes. The little hydro-aeroplane consists of [...]
Inventive genius has now made it possible to look into nearly all the hollow organs of the body during life, to extract foreign bodies which have lodged there accidentally, or to explore and treat diseased conditions. Children, frequently, and grown people, occasionally, swallow or suck into the windpipe various objects, which lodge in the esophagus, [...]
A novel scheme was recently exhibited at Cologne, Germany, in a competition of plans for a new bridge. It was felt desirable to construct a high-level bridge that would allow uninterrupted traffic both on land and river. One of the plans entered was for a high-level bridge having slopes as steep as 1 in 12, [...]
The Knightsbright Animal Hospital and Institute, London, is equipped with a special motorcycle ambulance which is particularly useful in answering emergency calls, as, for instance, when a dog is injured on the streets. It has shown itself to be a reliable first-aid ambulance in many cases. Image/Copy credit.
An ingenious little flower vase, designed to be worn at the waist, has been invented by a flower-loving Frenchwoman. Its purpose is to provide water for flowers during the time they are worn, and it is so constructed that the water will not spill, even though the wearer should bend as much as 90 deg. [...]
A really practical water automobile has solved one of the hardest problems incident to the draining of the Everglades of Florida; that of running the survey lines through the vast swamp. The machine, which so far has been given no name, was designed and constructed by Maj. J.O. Wright, chief engineer of the State of [...]
A remarkable hotel, every part of which will be operated by electricity, even to the serving of guests in the dining rooms, service in the rooms, and the opening and closing of windows, is to be built in Paris by M. Georges Knap, a well-known electrician whose wonderful electrical house near Paris was described and [...]
In the accompanying illustration is shown a well-known English baritone, who has been appearing in a London production as St. George, the patron saint of England, practicing golf strokes in his full stage suit of iron armor. On St. George’s Day he played a nine-hole match on the Bushey Hall golf links, this being the [...]
Near Elizabethville, Congo, is a photographic studio in which white man and native can sit for a photograph and rely upon a first-class likeness. The studio, which is constructed of bamboo poles and has a grass roof, was established a few years ago by an Englishman, who lays claim to be the pioneer photographer of [...]
A garage in London, Eng., has a very novel and effective arrangement for preventing rash driving in and out of its building. There are two gates, marked “in” and “out” respectively, which can be raised and lowered, both being normally lowered. Every car wishing to enter or leave the garage is thus compelled to stop [...]
Lake Michigan has proved, in one instance at least, an economical highway for house moving. The owner of a house and lot at Fifty-fourth Street and Lake Avenue, Chicago, and a lot at Lake Avenue and Seventy-seventh Street, desired to move the house to the latter, some three miles distant, but found that the moving [...]