Scientific American August 10, 1901 page 84
The accompanying photograph represents the first locomotive built by George Stephenson, which was constructed for the Killingworth Colliery Company, in the year 1814.
After doing its share of useful work as one of the notable pioneer locomotives, it came into the possession of Sir Charles Mark Palmer, who presented it to the mayor and corporation of the city of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of George Stephenson, which occurred June 9, 1881.
Since last year the Paris Fire Department has been experimenting with different types of electric auto-mobiles, such as fire pumps, hook-and-ladders, hose-carriages, etc., and these have proved very successful in general. They present a decided advantage over the old forms in allowing a quicker start from the station and an immediate putting in use when on the ground. The value of this increase of speed is apparent, where the gain of a few minutes may be of vital importance.
THE SANTOS-DUMONT BALLOON 1901
Scientific American August 10, 1901 page 89
The balloon of M. Santos - Dumont, which made a successful trip across Paris, as recorded in the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN for July 27, is the fifth which he has built, and we are now enabled to give some detailed views of this remarkable airship.
A PNEUMATIC SPRING FOR VEHICLES.
The shocks to which a vehicle is subjected as it travels over an uneven road are absorbed in a novel way in an invention patented by William W. Humphreys, of Sheffield, Ill.
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY FOR THE PREVENTION OF SHIPPING DISASTERS.
A NEW FLYING MACHINE.
ELECTRIC AUTOMOBILE—KRIEGER SYSTEM.
Scientific American June 8, 1901 page 357
One of the latest types of electric automobiles is the new two-place machine of the Krieger type, or "electrolette," as it is called. This is the smallest machine of this type which has been designed up to the present. In this system the front wheels turn at the end of a fixed shaft, and each is driven by a separate motor with reduction gearing, thus doing away with the differential and making a less complicated arrangement.