Reports of the Commissioners of the United States to the International Exhibition Held at Vienna, 1873, Volume 2
Robert Henry Thurston
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1876 - Vienna International Exhibition
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Page 5 - ... from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. For several years the publishers...
Page 65 - Congress had in view when it passed the joint resolution — "in order to enable the people of the United States to participate in the advantages of the International Exhibition of the Products of Agriculture, Manufactures, and the Fine Arts to be held at Vienna.
Page 16 - The best transferpaper for this purpose is the following : mix 3 parts of shoemakers' paste (without alum) with 1 part of best ground plaster of Paris, a little dissolved patent glue, and some tepid water ; strain the mixture through double muslin in a common jar, and, when cooled, spread it with a large, flat camel-hair brush over half-sized thickish paper.
Page 16 - ... those parts of the stone which have been affected by the acid, while the ink adheres only to those parts, however fine, on which the acid could not operate, owing to the...
Page 59 - Commissioners appointed to inquire into the best means of preventing the pollution of Rivers (River Thames). 2 vols. fol. London, 1866. First Report of the Commissioners appointed in 1868 to inquire into the best means of preventing the pollution of Rivers (Mersey and Ribble basins).
Page 60 - ... discharged from another's bowels ; that, in short, the diffusion of cholera among us depends entirely upon the numberless filthy facilities which are let exist, and...
Page 20 - ... the center, making a rolled layer of equal thickness throughout. This is unrolled, and weights are placed upon it, until it is rendered perfectly smooth and flat ; sometimes a number are joined together to increase the size of the sheet.
Page 41 - Sommering took 27 wires of brass, which he insulated first with a covering of gum lac and afterward with silk thread, and united them in a thread-covered cable of 1,000 feet in length. He then covered this cable with heated gum lac or with a ribbon plunged in a solution of the same substance. He united these wires, which represented the 25 letters of the alphabet, the period, and the signal for repetition, at one of their extremities with 27 strips of gold placed upon cork at the bottom of a glass...
Page 19 - Infant-School will result from the union of the kind training .of the Salle d'Asyle and the joyous exercises of the Kindergarten, with the application of physiology to education. None will question the opportuneness of this intellectual movement ; but one may hesitate to predict where it will succeed best. Germany had the start, but failed to comprehend the entirety of the idea, either in general education, when Pestalozzi and Froebel mangled the " Emile," or in special education, when Heinrich discovered...