A Treatise Upon Wire, Its Manufacture and Uses, Embracing Comprehensive Descriptions of the Constructions and Applications of Wire Ropes

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Offices of "Engineering", 1891 - Wire - 347 pages
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A classic work and culturally important on the history, manufacture and uses of wire rope. Illustrated. (lag).
 

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Page 100 - At the close of the following chapter reference will be made to other large works in the United States of America and on the continent of Europe which manufacture copper and other wires beyond those composed of iron and steel.
Page 60 - ... used for steam ploughing purposes. The steel wire employed in Dr. Percy's investigations was supplied by Messrs. Fowler & Co., of Leeds. Its specific gravity was 7.814, and its chemical analysis, gauges, and tensile efficiencies were as below: Carbon, 0.828 per cent. ; manganese, 0.587 per cent. ; silicon, 0.143 per cent. ; sulphur, 0.009 per cent. ; phosphorus, nil ; copper, 0.030 per cent. No traces of chromium, titanium, or tungsten were found. The breaking strains of the wire are given in...
Page 339 - Kensington during 1878 and 1882 respectively. In conclusion, Figs. 31 and 32 represent typical wire-nail manufacturing machines as constructed by Messrs. TE Bond, of Birmingham, and Malmedie & Co., of Diisseldorf. With reference to the first design, the wire is automatically straightened from the coil and fed into the machine, where dies grip it, whilst a pair of nippers cut the wire off in suitable lengths, when it is automatically pointed and headed. The latter operation is effected by means of...
Page 48 - ... engraving. For the description of this I am again indebted to Mr. J. Bucknall Smith's before-mentioned work. "According to this arrangement the rolls D and E are superimposed so that a bar or rod passed through the first or top set is turned backwards by the curved passage I, so as to be automatically fed into the lower set. The working parts are suitably carried by the framing F, whilst the proper relative position of the rolls may be adjusted by the screw devices shown at G and H. A 'rod train...
Page 150 - The wire is to be drawn in continuous pieces of the weights given in the table. Each piece must be warranted not to contain any weld, joint, or splice whatever, either in the rod before it is drawn, or in the finished wire. (3...
Page 16 - The chisel of the sculptor,' as Mr Thomson justly remarks, * may add immense value to a block of marble, and the cameo may become of great price from the labour bestowed, but art offers no example wherein the cost of the material is so greatly enhanced by human skill as in the balance-spring.

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