In 1796, a patent was granted to Mr. I. Pepper, of Newcastle-under-Line, for his invention of a kiln, for the purpose of drying malt or other grain. As, however, this patent is not expired, and the ingenious inventor's plan would be understood only by architects, or builders, the curious reader will resort to the 5th vol. of the Reper-tory of Arts, Sec. where it is illustrated with two engravings.