The Rise and Extension of Submarine Telegraphy

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J.S. Virtue & Company, Limited, 1891 - Cables, Submarine - 390 pages
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Page 18 - Engineer, being the art of directing the great sources of power in Nature for the use and convenience of man...
Page 370 - The Queen congratulates the President on the successful completion of an undertaking which she hopes may serve as an additional bond of union between the United States and England.
Page 3 - ... in a wooden mould, where it was kept under pressure until the gutta percha was quite hard. The joint thus made resembled, when removed from the mould, a magnified cigar, some two inches in diameter and nine in length ; it tapered at either end to the size of the covered wire over which it lapped. Each coil of wire was immersed in water as soon as covered, and, if thought sufficiently insulated, passed. The electrical arrangements were not elaborate, and although the battery generally used looked...
Page 175 - Our shore-end has just been laid, and a most perfect cable, under God's blessing, has completed telegraphic communication between England and the continent of America.
Page 371 - The President of the United States acknowledges with profound gratification the receipt of Her Majesty's despatch, and cordially reciprocates the hope that the cable that now unites the eastern and western hemispheres may serve to strengthen and perpetuate peace and amity between the Government of England and the Republic of the United States.
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Page 356 - Then love your neighbour as yourself As the world you go travelling through ; And never sit down with a tear or a frown, But paddle your own canoe.
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