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to the flame. Inventors have not entirely neglected the subject, as the following with indicate:— Leslie, October 26, 1858. A wick composed of a single yarn, double-looped. Wortendyke, April 26, 1859. A lamp-wick composed of strands that have received a preparatory twist in one direction are then spun in a contrary direction with and coiled upon a thread, and are then twisted together. Weeden, January 1, 1861. A wick composed of a single strand in a series of single loops. McKee, December 23, 1862. A lamp-wick made out of pulp, and felted or hardened together, instead of being woven, plaited, or twisted, and this whether the pulp be incased in an outer protection or not. Connelly, January 6, 1863. The wick consists of an outside case or wrapper of linen, muslin, or other suitable substance, folded lengthwise over a filling of loose raw cotton, cotton-yarn, paper, pulp, or other substance possessing sufficient capillarity, the joint of the outside case or wrappe