Noiseless crockeryware is the latest novelty in Paris. You may lay down your washing basin an the marble slab of the toilette table, and not a sound will be heard; a careless servant may carry her tea-tray sloping at an angle of 45 degs., and not a cup will slide off. The invention has the great advantage of being simple. It consists in inserting a rim of vulcanised indiarubber into a groove round the bottom of each object. In the case of a cup and saucer, for instance, there is a band of vulcanite round the cup and round the bottom of the saucer, so that the cup stands as firmly on the saucer as the whole cup and saucer does on the table. Whatever the object, whether it be a washing basin, a clock, or a candlestick, the system is the same—-it is the insertion of a band of vulcanised indiarubber. In making use of the objects, you do not perceive anything ; it is only when you lay them down that you are astonished to hear no clattering or grating. _The advantage of this noiseless ware forjfcyrvous people is obvious. A dining jdßf laid out with a complete dinner JR?? vice can be tilted suddenly at an ang“ of 45 degs., and not a plate will move. 'Such an angle is rarely obtained in the most violent storm. The British Admiralty, and several passenger steamship lines, are rapidly adopting this ware, and most of the English yachtsmen have taken advantage of it.
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