- "The electric camel? An exercise device. They say it's good for the liver. I wouldn't know."
- —John Smethells.
The electric camel was an exercise riding machine in the Gymnasium that mimicked the gait of a camel. At half past nine, 14 April 1912, Penny Pringle sends Carlson a note through Smethells telling him to meet her by the electric camel as soon as possible.