The Machine Age

Occasionally there comes an apparent peak in the production of new inventions in the field of machines. Here is the record of recent weeks:

Cables. Permalloy, a new alloy oi iron and nickel, with magnetic properties hundreds of times greater than those of either metal, applied by a new process to cable manufacture, has increased the word-carrying capacity of the New York-Azores line of the Western Union Telegraph Co. 300% over similar cables. Officials of the Company believe it will revolutionize the cable industry. A trial cable,...

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