VOLUME 3 / NUMBER 2
SPECIAL ISSUE: MADE IN CONNECTICUT
Twain’s Love Affair with Technology
Rentschler Reaches for the Sky
1896 Electric Cars Hit Hartford Streets
The Silk Route Leads to Manchester
On the cover:
Top row, left to right: The Pope Mark I electric automobile, 1897; Landers, Frary & Clark’s coffee percolator, c. 1914; Pratt & Whitney Aircraft’s Wasp engine, c. 1926.
Middle row, left to right: Horace Wells; Mark Twain’s self-pasting scrapbook; G. Snow’s Match Safe patent drawing.
Bottom row, left to right: Teaching the mechanics of speech to the deaf; Ribbon loom, Cheney Brothers, 1914; Fundamental Orders, 1639.
||From the Publisher:
||American School for the Deaf: The Mother School of Deaf Education. By Gary E. Wait
||The Horseless Era Arrives. By David Corrigan
||Creative License, or Fundamental Fact? Are We the Constitution State? By Walter Woodward
||Cheney Mills: Innovations in Silk. By Charles B. Fears
||Noah Webster: Accent on an American Language. By Tracey Wilson
||Mark Twain, Inventor. By Sujata Srinivasan
||Catherine Beecher and Domestic Science. By Dawn C. Adiletta
||Frederick Rentschler: The Sky’s the Limit. By Jack Connors
||The Discovery of Anesthesia. By William A MacDonnell, D.D.S.
||re: Collections. By Richard C. Malley
A self-pumping shower to fit any Empire decor.
Where a plethora of Connecticut patents are to be found.
By Dean Nelson
Two museums devoted to the ingenuity of Connecticut inventors.
Museum of Connecticut History. By Cynthia Cormier
New Britian Industrial Museum. By Lois Blomstrann
Ingenuity is the hallmark of the Connecticut River Valley.
By Wilson H. Faude
Report on a symposium on the African American experience, and recently published books of local interest.