This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...one of the handsomest catalogues gotten out by any one in this branch of yachting supplies. Kumberger & Yreeland announce they have severed connections with Mr. E. W. Graef. They will continu...
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acture of the Uncle Sam marine engine, and will build the K. & Y. engines of the 4-stroke type in larger sizes. The W. H. Mullins Co., of Salem, Ohio, have just received an order for two of their famous Pressed Steel Boats which are to be used on Walter Wellman's proposed trip to the North Pole by airship. It is Mr. Wellman's idea to suspend these boats from his airship. In placing this order with the W. H. Mullins Co., Mr. Wellman paid this company a very high compliment, as he states he had investigated the construction employed by different firms both abroad and in this country, and after visiting the plant of the W. H. Mullins Co., and investigating their construction, he expressed himself as being satisfied that theirs was the lightest and at the same time the strongest boats in the world. The boats being built for Mr. Wellman are 16 ft. long with a breadth of 4/2 ft., and will weigh less than 300 lbs. The W. H. Mullins Co. stand an excellent chance of having one of their boats reach the North Pole as Lieutenant Robert E. Peary now on his way to the pole, has one of them on the Roosevelt. At length the ideal of the sportsmen may be realized--warm food without fire, and a steaming plate of soup or appetizing stew without the necessity of working with damp matches and water-soaked wood. This happy state of affairs is owing to a clever invention controlled by the Aetna Self-Heating Food Company, of 74 Broadway, New York City. They are now putting up all kinds of delicacies in canned form, and the tins being double and containing a substance between ...