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On entering Prussia, one finds oneself in the presence of a magnificent evaporating apparatus for sugar factories, by A. Neckmann, composed of five boilers; it is a magnificent sample of Prussian copper foundries. To the right, in the centre, are some scythes; opposite, a long table, behind which another is placed, under the vault of the first floor, contains the samples with the machines, the plans by Mr. Borchers, engineer, and some products of the famous Harz mines in Hanover. There are twelve small cast iron statues of the apostles. In the centre, on the right, is the Rhine Forge Company, which, among other products, exhibits a rolled iron shaft, 7 metres, 015 millimetres long, 265 millimetres in diameter, and weighing 3,358 kilograms.

On the reverse side of the central massif are the plates, sheets, steel and brass wires of Jacobi, Daniel, from the Rhine provinces. In a small showcase in their exhibition there is nickel metal and oxide. Opposite, under the vault, are Brandenburg wools and leathers. On the other side, to the right, towards the wall, are samples of various ores, surmounted by the bust of the famous Alexander de Humbodt.

In the centre, on blocks of coal, stuffed animals, tigers, weasels, partridges; then on the left, a magnificent geological and mineralogical map of Prussia-Rhine and Westphalia exhibited by the Berlin Ministry of Public Works, then samples of zinc from Dellingen. The centre is now occupied by a series of bells from the steel mines and foundries of Boehun; one of these bells weighs 1,500 kilogr., the second 1,950,-.the third 2,750-, they cost 1 fr., 50 cent, per kilogr. split. These bells are painted black. The three others placed on the other side bear the following inscriptions: the first, Sancte Michaële, ora pro nobis; the second, Sancte Martine; the third, Sabbata pango , fanera plango, noxia frango. The Prussian exhibition ends with a large Bavarian clock on a case, in which the movement can be seen; the gongs are formed by two bells.

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