Horseless Vehicles, Automobiles, Motor Cycles Operated by Steam, Hydro-carbon, Electric and Pneumatic Motors: A Practical Treatise for ... Everyone Interested in the Development, Use and Care of the Automobile, Including a Special Chapter on how to Build an Electric Cab, with Detail Drawings
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Page 120 - The oxide of copper is obtained by the process of roasting copper turnings ; the oxide is then ground into a fine powder and compressed into solid blocks, from which plates of a suitable size for the different cells are cut. These plates are suspended from the cover of the containing vessel (a porcelain jar), in a grooved copper frame, the sides of which are rigidly bolted to the cover by means of thumb nuts, one of which also serves as the positive pole of the battery. On each side of the copper...
Page 271 - Its system of connection with the prime source of power is at once so complete, and its association so intimate as to perform more acceptably and economically than the prime mover itself, and as compared with the smaller sources of power, its economy back to the fuel, even at miles distant, was found to be superior.
Page 272 - The perfected storage battery presents some remarkable features. It even rivals the electric motor in its fitness and special adaptability to the automobile problem. Its very large reserve power at instant command ; its entire freedom from danger when fully charged ; its almost constant pressure throughout its capacity; its recently developed capacity for quick charging; and ease with which charge may be obtained in almost any hamlet in the country, are among its advantages.
Page 121 - When the circuit is closed and the cell is put in action, the water is decomposed, the oxygen forming, with the zinc, oxide of zinc, which, in turn, combines with the potash to form an exceedingly soluble double salt of zinc and potash...
Page 12 - We will be able to construct machines which will propel large ships with greater speed than a whole garrison of rowers, and which will need only one pilot to direct them ; we will be able to propel carriages with incredible speed without the assistance of any animal; and we will be able to make machines which by means of wings will enable us to fly into the air like birds.
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Page 271 - Our compressed air friends, compelled as they are, to use a multiplicity of reciprocating engines as motors, have made a long step backward and are certainly in the rear in this, as in other features of their system. The electric automobile coming upon the scene at this time falls heir to many of the rich results worked out in connection with tramway traction. There are many who go so far as to predict that the younger claimant will displace the formPaper read at the sixteenth annual meeting of the...
Page 120 - The elements employed in the Edison-Lalande cell are zinc, which forms the negative pole, and black oxide of copper (Cu. O), the positive pole of the battery. The exciting liquid is simply a solution of caustic potash. The oxide of copper is obtained by the process of roasting copper turnings ; the oxide is then ground into a fine powder and compressed into solid blocks, from which plates of a suitable size for the different cells are cut.
Page 17 - Nothing of this character beyond a few ind1v1dual runs and an exhibition, that has attracted special attention, has been done in England. In Germany, while the motorcarriage industry has been developed to a large extent, we hear of no well contested trials similar to those in France and in the United States, having been made. In June, 1896, an automobile contest was made in New York from the City Hall to Tarrytown on the Hudson and return, under the auspices of the Cosmopol1tan Magazine, which seems...