Philadelphia and Its Manufactures: A Hand-book of the Great Manufactories and Representative Mercantile Houses of Philadelphia in 1867

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E. Young, 1867 - Manufactures - 634 pages
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Page 27 - In my own time," says Seneca, "there have been inventions of this sort, transparent windows, tubes for diffusing warmth equally through all parts of a building, short-hand, which has been carried to such a perfection that a writer can keep pace with the most rapid speaker. But the inventing of such things is drudgery for the lowest slaves; philosophy lies deeper. It is not her office to teach men how to use their hands. The object of her lessons is to form the soul.
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Page 96 - COMPARISON. The coals used in these experiments were the kinds furnished by the agents of the Government for the use of the United States Navy Yard and Steamers, and was taken indiscriminately from the piles in the yard, without assorting. The bituminous was from the " Cumberland" mines. The anthracite was the kind known as
Page 36 - ... multitude of valuable horses would have been worn out in doing the service of these machines ! and what a vast quantity of grain would they have consumed ! Had British industry not been aided by Watt's invention, it must have gone on with a retarding pace, in consequence of the increasing cost of motive power, and would long ere now, have experienced, in the price of horses, and scarcity of water-falls, an insurmountable barrier to further advancement ; could horses, even at the low prices to...
Page 77 - They were, to be sure, located in the pathless forests; but the future Broadways and Pall Malls were marked upon the trees: and it was anticipated that the time was not far distant when the deers, bears and wild-cats would be obliged to give place, and take the gutter side of the belles and beaux of the new cities. How beautifully the towns, yet unborn, looked upon paper! — the embryo squares, flaunting in pink and yellow, like a tulip show at Amsterdam; and the broad streets intersecting each...
Page 162 - ... feature" material, forerunners of modern syndicate copy. Samuel Keimer of The Universal Instructor in all Arts and Sciences; and Pennsylvania Gazette...
Page 301 - BOTTLES, by the ancients, were made of skins and leather : they are now chiefly made of thick glass, of the cheapest kind, and formed of the most ordinary materials. It is composed of sand, with lime, and sometimes clay, and alkaline ashes of any kind, such as kelp, barilla, or even wood ashes. The green color is owing partly to the impurities in the ashes, but chiefly to oxyde of iron.

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