ground he hath indeed [Sayes Court]. And, among other rarities, a hive of bees; so as, being hived in glass, you may see the bees making their honey and combs mighty pleasantly. — Pepys's Diary, April, 1665.
Movable comb-hives were invented in 1792.
In their present form and adaptation they are considered the invention of Langstroth.
In some countries it is usual to carry bees from place to place in their hives for change of pasture.
This practice is extensively carried on in Egypt, whehe latter.
See Mason's and bricklayer's tools, etc.
Bricks have been made by machinery for many years.
Some of the early United States patents, of which the record was unfortunately burned in 1836, are dated 1792, 1793, 1800, 1802, 1806, 1807, and a tolerably constant stream has followed them.
About 122 patents were granted in the United States previous to June, 1836, for brick and tile machines, and more than 500 patents have since that time been granted