Wondrous Contrivances

Wondrous Contrivances

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Presents a study of the history of technology in America, exploring the evolution and influence of such technological marvels as the telegraph, typewriter, radio, train, plane, fax, and Internet on American culture.[This, of course, was a manual transmission operated with a foot clutch; no one had even dreamed of an automatic transmission.] Also at the right hand just beside the seat was the rubber bulb of the aquot;honk-honkaquot; horn. The presence of the spare ... board was a carbide generator with which to make illuminating gas for the headlights. To drive at night, ... Then, opening the front lenses of the large lamps, she aquot;struck a match and applied the flame to the escape orifice. The odor of that gasanbsp;...

Title:Wondrous Contrivances
Author:Merritt Ierley
Publisher:Clarkson Potter - 2002-01-01


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