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LIST OF PLATES IN VOL. XIII.
Cabapal's Machine for raising Water : Gillman
IV. Gurney's Steam Boiler ; Davis's Spinning Machinery;
Hunter's Improved Wheels ; Thin's Smoke Jack; and
Day and Hall's Lace Machinery.
VI. Galloway's Machine for making Bricks; Ulrich's Improv-
ed Chronometer; Pemberton and Morgan's Pump; and
Downing's Improved Gun Lock.
VIII. Worthington and Mulliner's Loom ; Saintmarc's Distil-
ling Apparatus ; Grimber's Distilling Apparatus; Young's
Improved Lock; and Garsed's Machinery for Dressing Flax.
XII. De longh's Self-Spinning Mule.
Saddletree : and Tomlinson's Bedstead.
ning Machinery : Palmer's propelling Apparatus : and
QUR readers may remember that we have several times expressed (upon the wrapper of this Journal) a feeling of displeasure, at the very unhandsome manner, in which many of our contemporary journalists have most unceremoniously appropriated our labours to their own uses and 'emolument. The extent to which this system of piracy, has been carried on against us, few would believe; it has not been confined to the lower class of periodicals, which deal out weekly, a few pennyworths of science for the amusement of the Operatives, (as they are emphatically styled,) but several of the better order of magazines, whose reputation stand high, and deșervedly so, habitually copy a large portion of our pages, under the head of scientific intelligence; without the slightest acknowledgment of the source from whence they derive their information : and even the public newspapers in every part of the kingdom, extract anonyinously, the most valuable portions of our Journal, from whence the subjects are
frequently transmitted back again into the metropolitan press, and by that time the real parent through whose diligence and , labour they first saw light, is lost or forgotten. In short before our journal has become three months old, the principal parts of its contents have been given to the public through fifty other sources.
Among these numerous literary pirates one weekly periodical in particular, bas stood forward with the most audacious affrontery, setting our copy-right at nought; and besides paraphrasing nearly every article of our Journal, has within a short space of time copied more than sixty subjects from our plates.
Remonstrances, intreaties, threats, have all been employed without avail; the copy-right of a periodical was considered as an absurdity, and therefore, he who produced the most extensive collection of useful matter was immediately seized upon by these harpies, and his very vitals torn from him with an air of derision.
Under these circumstances, with such an accumulation of grievances, forbearance became pusillanimity, and we were reluctantly constrained to seek protection and redress from the strong arm of the law. This produced an action, and the merits of our case came on for trial on Monday, the 5th March, before Mr. JUSTICE GASELEE, and a common Jury, at Guildhall, London, the report of which we have thought proper to lay before the public in the following pages, as a memorial of the establishment of our rights, and a caution to our contemporaries in future,