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" But I saw enough to convince me that he wanted a great many eyes ; and as the article appeared quite in my own line of business, I said I would take an order by way of experiment ; and he showed me several specimens. I copied the order. He ordered various... "
On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures - Page 198
by Charles Babbage - 1832 - 387 pages
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The Nic-Nac; or, oracle of knowledge, Volume 3

1825 - 216 pages
...appeared quite in my line of business, I said I would take <ii) order by way of experiment ; and he shewed me several specimens. I copied the order. He ordered...hotel, I found that the order amounted to upwards of ,£500. 1 went into the country, and endeaveured to make them. I had some of the most ingenious toy-makers...
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Mechanics' Magazine and Journal of Enigneering, Agricultural ..., Volume 2

Industrial arts - 1824 - 512 pages
...that he wanted 4 great many eyes ; and as the article appearedquile in ray own line of business, 1 said I would take an order by way of experiment; and...quantities, and of various sizes and qualities. On retoraing to the Tavistock Hotel. I found that the order amounted to upwards of £500. 1 went into...
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Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 2

Perry Fairfax Nursey - Industrial arts - 1824 - 470 pages
...and as the article appeared quite in my own line of business, 1 said I would take an order by \vay of experiment; and he showed me several specimens....of various sizes and qualities. On returning to the Taristock Hotel» I found that the order amounted to upwards of £500. I went into the country» and...
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Mechanics Magazine, Volume 2

Industrial arts - 1824 - 726 pages
...he wanted a great many eyes; and as •the article appeared quite in my own line of •business, 1 said I would take an order by •way of experiment; and he showed me several specimens. 1 copied the order ; lie -ordered various quantities, and of various sizes and qualities. On returning...
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The Results of Machinery, Namely, Cheap Production and Increased Employment ...

Charles Knight, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - Labor - 1831 - 240 pages
...below.' But I saw enough to convince me that he wanted a great many eyes; and as the article appeared quite in my own line of business, I said I would take...Hotel, I found that the order amounted to upwards of five hundred pounds." Mr. Osier tells this story to show the importance of trifles. The making of dolls'...
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Journal of the Franklin Institute

Meteorology - 1832
...saw enough to convince me. that he wanted a great many eyes; and as the article appeared quite in my line of business, I said I would take an order by...and qualities. On returning to the Tavistock hotel, 1 found that the order amounted to £500. I went into the country, and endeavoured to make them. I...
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Railway Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Volume 2

Railroad engineering - 1834 - 434 pages
...below.' Bull saw enough to conv'nce me, that he wanted a great many eyes ; and as the article appeared quite in my own line of business, I said I would take an order by way of experiment ; and he showed me Rsveral specimens. I copied tinorder. He ordered various quantities, and of various sizes and qualities....
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London Saturday Journal..., Volume 1

1839
...below.' But I saw enough to convince me that he wanted a great many eyes ; and as the article appeared quite in my own line of business, I said I would take...Hotel, I found that the order amounted to upwards of five hundred pounds." This little story may be made to serve a far higher purpose, than merely to stand...
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The Railway Anecdote Book: A Collection of the Best and Newest Anecdotes and ...

Anecdotes - 1850 - 212 pages
...below ; but I saw enough to convince me that he wanted a great many eyes ; and as the article appeared quite in my own line of business, I said I would take...he showed me several specimens. I copied the order, and on returning to the Tavistock Hotel I found it amounted to upwards of £500." FAM1LT SLAUGHTEE....
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Knowledge is Power: A View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society, and ...

Charles Knight - Industrial arts - 1856 - 554 pages
...below.' But I saw enough to convince me that he wanted a great many eyes ; and as the article appeared quite in my own line of business, I said I would take...and of various sizes and qualities. On returning to my hotel, I MATCHES. 847 found that the order amounted to upward of two thousand dollars. Mr. Osier...
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