The Book of English Trades: And Library of the Useful Arts : with Seventy Engravings

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Stereotyped by G. Sidney, Northumberland-street, for Richard Phillips, 1818 - Industrial arts - 442 pages
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Page 57 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven ; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Page 393 - ... 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 295 - ... lengths of three or four yards, and then into smaller ones, every length being sufficient to make six pins. Each end of these is ground to a point, which was performed, when I viewed the manufactory, by boys, who sat each with two small grinding-stones before him, turned by a wheel.
Page 327 - This simple and wasteful manner of making hoards has been still continued in some places to the present time. Peter the Great of Russia endeavoured to put a stop to it, by forbidding hewn deals to be transported on the river Neva. The saw, however, though so convenient and beneficial...
Page 178 - For this purpose, the workman turns up the edge or rim to the depth of about an inch and a half, and then returns the point back again through the centre or axis of the cap, so far as not to take out this fold, but to produce another inner fold of the same depth.
Page 314 - ... completed : which done, he carries them to the imposing stone, there to be ranged in order, and fastened together in a frame called a chase , and this is termed imposing. The chase is a rectangular iron frame, of different dimensions according to the size of the...
Page 272 - ... eye some assistance for viewing that image as near as possible ; so that the angle which it shall subtend at the eye may be very large, compared with the angle which the object itself would subtend in the same situation. This is...
Page 296 - ... motion by turning a shaft that runs through its centre, and thus, by means of friction, it becomes perfectly bright. The pin being complete, nothing remains but to separate it from the bran, which is performed...
Page 404 - ... set up in the same manner, they find the exact measure of the body to be cast. Next they prepare the matrice, which is of brass or copper, an inch and a half long, and of a proportionable thickness to the size of the letter it is to contain.
Page 284 - ... length. After this operation, another person separates the sheets of paper from the felts, laying them in a heap ; and several of these heaps collected together are again put under the press. The stuff which forms a sheet of paper is received, as we...

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