Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 89 (Google eBook)

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The Institution, 1887 - Civil engineering
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Page 458 - ... easily possible for the rates to be effectively controlled by the joint efforts of the employers and the workpeople, as it is in the case of time wages. In the latter, owing to there being no definite standard, it is quite possible that the prices may be raised too high for competitive efficiency, or depressed to too low a point to recoup the workmen for the extra exertion and initiative induced by the very nature of piecework. In such work as that of rivetters, iron fitters, and platers and...
Page 462 - Cross Curves of Stability, their Uses, and a Method of Constructing them, obviating the Necessity for the usual Correction for the Differences of the Wedges of Immersion and Emersion.
Page 265 - This movement goes on -without interruption ; the moment that one sheet descends from the hands of the " layer on," and being carried vertically down1530 wards begins to move horizontally, space is left for another, which he immediately supplies, and in this manner he delivers to the machine at the average rate of two sheets every five seconds ; and the same delivery taking place at each of the eight cylinders, there are 16 sheets delivered and printed every five seconds.
Page 265 - ... awaits it. The fingers of the machine are there disengaged from it, and the taker off receives it, and disposes it upon the desk. This movement goes on without interruption ; the moment that one sheet descends from the hands of the layer on...
Page 16 - A very curious machine for cleansing and deepening Sunderland harbour was set to work. A steam-engine of great power was erected upon a floating barge, which continually drove round a number of iron buckets fastened to a chain, and which filled themselves with sand and gravel at the bottom of the harbour, and successively emptied themselves at the top of the shaft into a spout ready to receive them. This machine could lift 55 tons of ballast in 35 minutes.
Page ii - ADVERTISEMENT. The Institution as a body is not responsible for the facts and opinions advanced in the following pages.
Page 263 - The ink was applied by a roller, which rose and fell with the irregularities of the prism; and the sheet was wrapped on another prism, so formed as to meet the irregularities of the type prism. One of these machines was erected for the university of Cambridge, and was a beautiful specimen of ingenuity and workmanship ; it was, however, too complicated, and the inking was defective, which prevented its success.
Page 269 - ... newspaper up an inclined plane, at the top of which they carry it down an oscillating frame which moves pendulumwise so exactly that it delivers a paper precisely at each end of its short swing on to the face of another set of running tapes, which carry it downwards on their outer face by the mere force of contact as they run.
Page 485 - He was also a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers ; and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1901. He died on June 15, 1905, after many weeks
Page 469 - In the Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, for October, 1883, No.

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