Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Fire Underwriters Association of the Northwest, Issue 16

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Page 205 - For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne! Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind ? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne ? And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp, And surely I'll be mine, And we'll tak a cup o...
Page 205 - We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet For auld lang syne. We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine ; But we've wander'd mony a weary foot Sin
Page 146 - ... to be paid by insurance companies, and lead not only to a degradation of public morals, but also to an increase of the burdens of honest citizens by involving their property more frequently in destruction by fires caused by incendiaries, and by making it necessary to pay such greatly increased rates of premium for insurance as will be required, under such circumstances, to pay the increased losses.
Page 94 - The proportion of fire-damp required to bring dust in a mine into operation as a rapidly burning or exploding agent, even on a small scale, and with the application of a small source of heat or flame, is below the smallest amount which can be detected in the air of a mine, even by the most experienced observer, with the means at present in use...
Page 94 - In conclusion, it may be admitted as possible that, with the large volume of flame, and the great disturbing effect, of a blown-out shot, as the initiatory cause of the ignition of dust, and its suspension in the surrounding air, such inflammation may, in the complete absence of fire-damp, be propagated to a greater distance than the results of small experiments would warrant one in assuming. But it can scarcely be maintained that the air of a mine in which the coal gives off gas at all can be, at...
Page 94 - Mixtures of fire-damp and air bordering on those which will ignite on the approach of flame, were instantaneously inflamed by a lamp when they contained only a few particles of dust in suspension, and it was found that these need not be combustible, but that some perfectly non-combustible dusts possessed the property of bringing about the ignition of mixtures of air and gas by a lamp-flame, which were otherwise not inflammable.
Page 93 - That it may also be itself readily brought into operation as a fiercely burning agent which will carry flame rapidly as far as its mixture with air extends, and will operate even as an exploding agent, through the medium of a proportion of fire-damp in the air of the mine, the existence of which, in the absence of the dust, would not be attended by any danger.
Page 93 - The proportion of firedamp required " to bring dust in a mine into operation as a rapidly" burning or an exploding agent, even on a small scale, and " with the application of a small source of heat or flame, is " below the smallest amount which can be detected in the " air of a mine by the most experienced observer, with the
Page 216 - These by-laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the association, by a majority vote of all members of the association.
Page 93 - With dusts of a highly sensitive or dangerous character, in the presence of a source of considerable heat and flame, such as a blown-out shot or an overcharged hole would constitute, a small proportion of fire-damp, the possible existence of which, in the mine, might not be in the least suspected, may serve as the inciting cause to the development of an explosion of coal-dust. 7. " In air containing 2 to 2.75 per cent, of fire-damp, and travelling with a velocity of GOO feet per minute, different...

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