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The Patent Spring Bed
The Patent Spring Bed

Eckstein set off for Australia to develop connections in that part of the world.
    It is not known how or why Eckstein came to patent an invention of his own for "Improvements in Sheet Metal Lathing and in Machinery for making the same" in so distant a place as New South Wales. Perhaps he found time heavy on his hands during the long voyage and diverted himself in this way or had delayed specifying his invention until forced leisure enabled him to do so. He was not only an active man but a business man also, and a downright man who liked to get things done at once. The patent was granted over the signature of H. E. the Governor of New South Wales and all that was required on his return to London, was for the original certificate to be produced at the Patent Office there.
    The invention shows an uncommon engineering skill and from the patent grew the trade name Jhilmil, a Hindustani word meaning "the sparkling of the waves," possibly chosen by Eckstein, with