Cableway for the Garden, A Model

The principle of this is as follows. A wire is stretched tightly between two points, for a small suspended carriage to run on. One end of the cable can be raised or lowered to give a slope in either direction. A person at that end is therefore able to control the movements of the carriage. … Read more


IN modern house-lighting off a public supply, the current usually is alternating current at a pressure of about 240 volts. This pressure is sufficiently high to give anyone who touches a bare live conductor, or any metal part connected directly with it, a severe and even fatal shock. The reader is therefore warned to open … Read more

Electric Bells

In some households electric bells and their circuits are regarded as troublesome fitments. But the blame more often than not rests Avith the householder: and, when all is said, the bell operated by a pull and a complicated system of wires and cranks is liable to cause more vexation. Witness the two facts that in … Read more