Stories of Invention, Told by Inventors and their Friends
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Stories of Invention, Told by Inventors and their Friends

By Edward Everett Hale
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Table of Contents
  • Stories of Invention
    • TOLD BY INVENTORS AND THEIR FRIENDS.
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
  • STORIES OF INVENTION TOLD BY INVENTORS.
    • I. INTRODUCTION.
    • II. ARCHIMEDES.
    • III. FRIAR BACON.
      • OF THE PARENTS AND BIRTH OF FRYER BACON, AND HOW HE ADDICTED HIMSELF TO LEARNING.
      • HOW FRYER BACON MADE A BRAZEN HEAD TO SPEAK, BY THE WHICH HE WOULD HAVE WALLED ENGLAND ABOUT WITH BRASS.
      • HOW FRYER BACON BY HIS ART TOOK A TOWN, WHEN THE KING HAD LAIN BEFORE IT THREE MONTHS, WITHOUT DOING IT ANY HURT.
      • HOW FRYER BACON BURNT HIS BOOKS OF MAGIC AND GAVE HIMSELF TO THE STUDY OF DIVINITY ONLY; AND HOW HE TURNED ANCHORITE.
      • HOW VIRGILIUS WAS SET TO SCHOOL.
      • HOWE THE EMPEROR ASKED COUNSEL OF VIRGILIUS, HOW THE NIGHT RUNNERS AND ILL DOERS MIGHT BE RID-OUT OF THE STREETS.
      • HOW VIRGILIUS MADE A LAMP THAT AT ALL TIMES BURNED.
    • IV. BENVENUTO CELLINI.
      • LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI.
      • BENVENUTO'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
    • V. BERNARD PALISSY.
      • BERNARD PALISSY THE POTTER.
    • VI. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.
      • FRANKLIN'S METHOD OF GROWING BETTER.
      • MUSICAL GLASSES.
    • VII. THEORISTS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
      • RICHARD LOVELL EDGEWORTH.
      • EDGEWORTH'S TELEGRAPH.
        • [DESCRIBED BY HIMSELF.]
      • MR. EDGEWORTH'S TELEGRAPH IN IRELAND.
        • [DESCRIBED BY HIS DAUGHTER.]
        • (Presented, Oct. 6, 1796.)
      • MR. EDGEWORTH'S MACHINE.
      • MORE OF MR. EDGEWORTH'S FANCIES.
      • JACK THE DARTER.
      • A ONE-WHEELED CHAISE.
    • VIII. JAMES WATT.
      • THE NEWCOMEN ENGINE.
      • JAMES WATT AND THE STEAM-ENGINE.
      • THE SEPARATE CONDENSER.
      • COMPLETING THE INVENTION.
      • WATT MAKES HIS MODEL.
    • IX. ROBERT FULTON.
    • X. GEORGE STEPHENSON AND THE LOCOMOTIVE.
      • GEORGE STEPHENSON.
    • XI. ELI WHITNEY.
      • ELI WHITNEY.
    • XII. JAMES NASMYTH.
      • THE STEAM-HAMMER.
      • JAMES NASMYTH.
    • XIII. SIR HENRY BESSEMER.
      • THE AGE OF STEEL.
      • BESSEMER'S FAMILY.
      • HENRY BESSEMER.
      • STAMPED PAPER.
      • GOLD PAINT.
      • BESSEMER STEEL.
    • XIV. THE LAST MEETING.
      • GOODYEAR.
        • FOOTNOTES:
    • INDEX.
    • MR. HALE'S BOY BOOKS.
    • EDWARD E. HALE'S WRITINGS.
    • EDWARD E. HALE'S WRITINGS.
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