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��An Iron Worker's Steel Glove. It Is As Flexible As Leather

A GLOVE which will give as much pro- tection to a man's hands as a glove of , rigid steel, yet which is as flexible as any glove of leather, has been de- veloped by a Western manu" turer. It is not the quality the steel which is responsible for these properties ; but it is the clever way the ribbon steel is interwoven in the leather. The steel rib- bons are woven across the width of the glove so that the fingers can be flexed in them with perfect ease.

The ribbons being close woven, they afford foundrymen and me- chanics a perfect protec- tion from the sharp and ragged edges of iron pieces. Moreover, by bringing the stitches of the ribbons to the surface at every wear- ing point, the glove, rather than the hand, gets the rough usage. The steel stitches thus also protect the leather, so that the gloves will last indefinitely.

Such a glove will be found a boon in such work as sand blasting, in iron turning, iron grinding and chipping, and even in wood working.

��Inspecting the Six-Mile Gunnison Tunnel by Automobile

SOME time ago we printed an account of the inspection of a sewer by motorcycle. Now comes a description of a trip through the Gunnison tunnel by " ile. The trip was made by D. Pyle, of the United States Reclamation Engineers, and its object was to inspect the work on the automatic gages in the tunnel. Ordi- narily this work takes up an entire day, and entails a long hike with ladders and blue-prints galore. In the automobile all the tediousness of the trip was eliminated. The car was lowered into the tunnel, and although the weather was sloppy the trip was made in sixty-five minutes notwithstanding engine trouble due to splashing water and dampness. It demonstrated the practi- cability of using the auto- mobile for inspection work and for transportation of supplies to gate tenders. The machine was turned without leav- ing the tunnel, so that a twelve-mile run was made under the mountain.

���ribbons are woven across the width of the glove


��'Red Gross" for the Soldiers; the "Red Star" for Their Steeds

WITH the advent of the United States into the war, the American Red Star Animal Relief Association springs into prominence. It is an organization which does for the horses what the Red Cross does for the soldiers. The association has branches in most of the European countries and its work is authorized by the Secretary of War.

Its main objects are to found veterinary hospitals and furnish veterinary attention and supplies wherever needed. It is pointed out by the organizers that the care and conservation of the animals used by the army is an important patriotic duty and will contribute directly to the success of the army operations.

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��This automobile made a twelve-mile inspec- tion round trip through the Gunnison Tunnel and back in sloppy weather without mishap

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