Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers, Metallurgists, Mine Proprietors, Engineers, Shipbuilders, Scientists, Capitalists ..., Volume 14
Perry Fairfax Nursey
Knight and Lacey, 1831 - Industrial arts
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Page 203 - ... else. I have made observations in this matter so long, that when I meet with a young fellow that is an humble admirer of these sciences, but more dull than the rest of the company, I conclude him to be a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Page 51 - Liverpool, setting forth that they considered " the present establishments for the transport of goods quite inadequate, and that a new line of conveyance has become absolutely necessary to conduct the increasing trade of the country with speed, certainty, and economy.
Page 373 - Some years ago, an ingenious individual proposed a project by which this end was to be accomplished. It consisted in sinking the hull of a ship made quite water-tight, with the decks and sides strongly supported by shores, and the only entry secured by a stout...
Page 373 - The smelting of iron requires the application of the most violent heat that can be raised, and is commonly performed in tall furnaces, urged by great iron bellows driven by steamengines. Instead of employing this power to force air into the furnace through the intervention of bellows, it was, on one occasion, attempted to employ the steam itself in, apparently, a much less circuitous manner ; viz. by directing the current of steam in a violent blast, from the boiler at once into the fire. From one...
Page 56 - ... so vast as to rend a cable asunder. Hydrogen gas and high-pressure steam ; columns of water and columns of mercury ; a hundred atmospheres and a perfect vacuum ; machines working in a circle without fire or steam, generating power at one end of the process and giving it out at the other; carriages that conveyed every one its own railway ; wheels within wheels to multiply speed without diminishing power; with every complication of balancing and countervailing forces, to the ne plus ultra of perpetual...
Page 282 - The journey was performed in two hours and fifty-four minutes, including three stoppages of five minutes each (one only being necessary under ordinary circumstances) for oiling, watering, and taking in fuel ; under the disadvantages also • of an adverse wind, and of a great additional friction in the wheels and axles, owing to their being entirely new. The train was assisted up the Rainhill inclined plane by other engines, at the rate of...
Page 207 - ... the apparatus, and put you in such a position that they shall be visible, and yet you shall look for them and not find them : after which, while you remain in the same position, I will instruct you how to see them, and you shall see them, and not merely wonder you did not see them before, but you shall find it impossible to look at the spectrum without seeing them.
Page 59 - Jive hours which used to require ten, he will have the other five at his own disposal. The man of business in Manchester will breakfast at home, proceed to Liverpool by the railway, transact his business,' and return to Manchester before dinner. A hard day's journeying is thus converted into a morning's -excursion.
Page 420 - At the crane twenty-one bodies lay in ghastly confusion: some like mummies, scorched as dry as if they had been baked. One wanted its head, another an arm. The scene was truly frightful. The power of the fire was visible upon them all ; but its effects were extremely various: while some were almost torn to pieces, there were others who appeared as if they had sunk down overpowered with sleep.