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"Those in search of new sensations will be interested in this project of Mr. Carron, of Grenoble. It is an immense cone, designed to carry a cargo of fifteen passengers, and to fall from a lofty tower into a well of water. The tower is 300 yards high, and the swiftness of the descent is more than double that of the most rapid express train; the well is about 60 yards deep. the illustrations show the system of cones and springs, which serve to deaden the shock on striking the water" (via)