Railway Locomotives and Cars, Τόμος 10

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Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1840
 

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Σελίδα 312 - An act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam...
Σελίδα 339 - Jiave been exerted in vain, had they not been seconded by the skill, the enterprise, the science, the powers of combination, and the inexhaustible resources of the ship-builder, Henry Eckford." At the conclusion of the war, his accounts, involving an amount of several millions of dollars, were promptly and honorably settled with the government. Shortly after this, he constructed a steam-ship, the " Robert Fulton," of a thousand tons, to navigate between New York and New Orleans.
Σελίδα 256 - Two years since, at the request of some market people, in New Jersey, a line called' the pea line, with two cars, was occasionally started from Camden to New York, with no other view or expectation than the accommodation of a very useful »nd respectable class of men.
Σελίδα 50 - ... Auburn, 170 miles; a similar line from Lockport to Lewiston and Buffalo, 47 miles; a railroad from Rochester to Batavia, 35 miles ; a railroad from Schenectady to Saratoga Springs, 21 miles; a railroad from Troy to Ballston Spa 25 miles ; a railroad from New York to Harlem, 8 miles ; a railroad from Brooklyn to Hicksville, on Long Island, 27 miles; a railroad from the termination of the west branch of the Chemung canal to the Tioga railroad in Pennsylvania, 14 miles; a railroad crossing the ridge...
Σελίδα 53 - ... to 2 yards in thickness, sufficient time being allowed for subsidence before the next layer is added — the cost of stations, which in some of the great lines forms a considerable proportion of the whole cost. The author then proceeds to suggest means for effecting a considerable saving in the original cost of railways, a certain method of preventing accidents by collision, a saving in the annual expenditure, and a better adaptation of the locomotive engine to its work. With these views, he...
Σελίδα 346 - ... observed, that a year or two since it had been suggested to him whether some chemical process could not be adopted to bore hard rocks. After some consideration, and trying several experiments, he at last found that a stream of hydrogen-oxygen gas applied to a piece of granite soon produced heat, and on the application of cold water the stone became soft, and yielded to the tool. He repeated the experiment with the same result in every case. Mr. P. then explained how the gases should be mixed,...
Σελίδα 61 - ... steam requisite for producing a given effect or duty, was the subject of continual research by Smeaton, and the basis of Watt's discoveries. The author being led to make observations on evaporation twenty years ago, soon perceived that the completeness and rate of combustion, the proportion of the grates to the combustion effected upon them, and to the whole heat-absorbing surface, were important elements in evaporative economy. These elements, in the author's own experiments at Warwick — where...
Σελίδα 302 - MEMORIAL OF SUNDRY PROPRIETORS AND MANAGERS OF AMERICAN STEAM VESSELS, ON THE IMPOLICY AND INJUSTICE OF CERTAIN ENACTMENTS CONTAINED IN THE LAW RELATING TO STEAMBOATS ASKING TO BE RESTORED TO THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES WHICH BELONG TO OTHER CITIZENS ENGAGED IN NAVIGATION.
Σελίδα 51 - I at once saw that I had it in my power to guide the metallic deposition in any shape or form I chose, by a corresponding application of varnish or other non-metallic substance. " I had been aware of what every one who uses a sustaining galvanic battery with sulphate of copper in solution must know, — that the copper plates acquire a coating of copper from the action of the battery ; but I had never thought of applying it to a useful purpose...
Σελίδα 121 - Kentucky said in discussing the rights of abutting owners to the use of a street, that "if it should appear that such use encroaches on any private right, or obstructs the reasonable use and enjoyment of the street, by any person who has an equal right to the use of it, we shall be ready to enjoin all such wrongful appropriation of the highway.

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