Journal of the Franklin Institute

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Franklin Institute, 1843 - Meteorology
Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-1859. cf. Index to v. 1-120 of the Journal, p. [415]

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Page 206 - ... necessary for their preservation, and in such manner as shall be conducive to a beneficial and favorable display thereof, the models and specimens of compositions and of...
Page 354 - If it is discontinued, provided it has been once in public use, and the recollection of it has not been altogether lost — if it has been once publicly used, it will be sufficient to invalidate the letters patent, although the use may be discontinued at the time when the patent was granted.
Page 185 - Experiments and observations made with the view of improving the art of composing and applying calcareous cements...
Page 285 - I conceive, right to add, that in all cases, even though the composition of the water seems to bring it within the conditions of safety now stated, an attentive examination should be made of the water after it has been running for a few days through the pipes ; for it is not improbable that other circumstances, besides those hitherto ascertained, may regulate the preventive influence of the neutral salts.
Page 318 - Scotland, for his Invention of certain improvements in the means and machinery for deepening and excavating the beds of rivers, removing sandbanks, bars, and other obstructions to navigation.
Page 145 - The Committee on Science and the Arts constituted by the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania, for the promotion of the Mechanic Arts, to whom was referred for examination a Solar Compass, invented by WM.
Page 136 - ... will prevent the metal from running away, and in a few minutes it will cool and take the impression, without the slightest injury to the paper from which it was taken.
Page 28 - ... of an engineer, in regard to some of the general principles. He should accommodate a new line of road to local circumstances, so far as could be without superseding public advantages. It would be ridiculous to follow the old Roman fashion, on the mathematical axiom that a straight line is the shortest that can be drawn between two points. This would not make the most commodious road — hills must be avoided, towns must be resorted to, and the sudden bends of rivers must be shunned. It is not...
Page 206 - And be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty of the Commissioner to cause to be classified and arranged, in such rooms or galleries as may be provided for that purpose, in suitable cases, when necessary for their preservation, and in such manner as shall be conducive to a beneficial and favorable display thereof...
Page 355 - ... by sixteen iron screws four and a half inches in diameter. This platform has several shores on its surface, which were brought to bear equally on the vessel's bottom, to prevent her from canting over on being raised out of the water. About thirty men...

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