In our last number a paragraph appeared with the above caption, which, owing to a misapprehension on the writer's part, was not altogether correct, and does one ot the ablest Examiners which tho Patent Office now possessesDr. Kinga slight injustice. Soon after the removal of Dr. Everett from the Patent Office, Dr. King was appointed to fill his place,. which comprises inventions almost as diffused as air or carbQnic acid. Willing and talented as Dr. King is, he is not quite equal to a labor of Hercules, and this is the reason why so many inventions in the steam engine department have had to wait a long while for their examination, together with the fact that such a great number of inventions come within this class.
This article was originally published with the title "Vacancy in the Patent office" in Scientific American 13, 48, 384 (August 1858)