The Enterprising Inventor.
The man who ventures to stray from the familiar beaten path may stumble into a quagmire, but he may have the good fortune to discover a vein of rich ore which the beaten path would never reveal.

When an inventor scorning the common forms proceeds to work out new and original shapes for himself, he may produce something which is ridiculous and impracticable, but even when he does that, the enterprising person deserves praise, for it has been by departing from other people’s lead that new and original inventions have been given to the world.

The Mechanical Traveler

The Mechanical Traveler