About 10 months passed between the production of Rube Goldberg's first and second invention cartoons, from July 17, 1912 (view that cartoon here) to May 7, 1913. As with the first cartoon, Rube's invention solves a minor insect-related problem.
|May 7, 1913 - by Rube Goldberg|
|June 11, 1913 - by Rube Goldberg|
Rube's fourth invention cartoon carries a series title: Great Discovery. The typeface matches other series of that year, such as Breaking Even.
|Breaking Even and I'm The Guy by Rube Goldberg - September 22, 1913|
With the fourth invention, the approach has become more refined, looking more like a precisely drawn patent application drawing. Note that this nonsense invention is not purely mechanical -- it relies on the politeness of a beer bottle...
|December 18, 1913 - by Rube Goldberg|
In an alternate universe, Rube Goldberg Machines are called "Great Discoveries." I think Rube came out better in our universe.
Coming in November, 2013:
That is all,
Screwball Paul Tumey