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this acts as a brake. I shall have to change that too at the first opportunity. All of the work has proved so bad that everything has had to be done over again. The only part of the machine which thus far has not been refitted is the steering gear and that too shall have to be looked over some day. I am disgusted with those fellows.
Spent all day on the car with Lewis.
May 22 Spent another day on the car with Lewis and have concluded to leave things as they are now and at the first opportunity 
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make some further [[strikethrough]]chang [[/strikethrough]] necessary changes.
May 23 Worked in laboratory on Soy. Salted and roasted soy, imperfectly desaturated then ground in sausage grinder gave a brown powder rather palatable. I want to see whether it keeps.
I spent the afternoon writing letters.
[[Margin- soy beans]]
May 24 Worked all day in laboratory on Soy. 
[[margin, Read my paper on Townsend Cell at meeting of the Electrochemical Society]]
In the evening read a paper at the society of Chemical Industry on the Townsend cell.
The paper seemed to have interested the audience and I received several congratulations. Many members representing varied interests in the chemical industry and who
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