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Page 135 - ... hills, and every time we opened up the engine and she got to about 300 revolutions the whole hill shook under her. We shut her off and rebalanced and tried again, and after a good deal of trouble we finally did run up to 700, but you should have seen her run! Why, every time the connecting rod went up she tried to lift that whole hill with her ! After we got through with this business we tamed her down to 350 revolutions (which was all I wanted), and then everybody said, 'Why, how beautifully...
Page 135 - Now the old shop stood on one of those New Jersey shale hills, and every time we opened up the engine and she got to about 300 revolutions the whole hill shook under her. We shut her off and rebalanced and tried again, and after a good deal of trouble we finally did run up to 700, but you should have seen her run! Why, every time the connecting rod went up she tried to lift that whole hill with her! After we got through with this business we tamed her down to 350 revolutions (which was all I wanted...
Page 187 - The pressure per unit of area exerted anywhere upon a mass of liquid is transmitted undiminished in all directions, and acts with the same force upon all surfaces, in a direction at right angles to those surfaces.
Page 357 - ONE of the best things in the world to be is a boy ; it requires no experience, though it needs some practice to be a good one. The disadvantage of the position is that it does not last long enough ; it is soon over ; just as you get used to being a boy, you have to be something else, with a good deal more work to do and not half so much fun.
Page 438 - This interesting and valuable publication embodies within a hundred pages the leading facts of about one hundred and fifty of the most important rivers and streams of the country, noting their length, drainage area, the location of water power in their courses, their peculiarities of flow, and the nature of their drainage basins. The rivers selected are those which are the largest in size and bear most directly upon the varied interests of the country, such as the Connecticut, Hudson, Susquehanna,...
Page 316 - The trustees are also contemplating the erection in the near future of a new Medical Hall, Anatomical Building, and auxiliary buildings, which will adjoin the new laboratory about to be erected, and which will form one of the most extensive systems of buildings devoted exclusively to the teaching of medicine in Europe or America. The...
Page 316 - The building will be two stories in height above a high basement, and measure 340 feet front by nearly 200 feet in depth. The long front faces north, securing a maximum amount of the best light for laboratory purposes. All along the front are arranged small rooms for research, rooms for professors and their assistants, a library, etc. ; these open into a private corridor, so that men employed in these rooms maypursue their work without interruption from students passing through the main halls.
Page 135 - Of all the circuses since Adam was born, we had the worst then. One engine would stop, and the other would run up to about a thousand revolutions and then they would seesaw.
Page 136 - When he reached this period, I gave orders for the works to run night and day until we got enough engines, and when all was ready, we started the main engine.
Page 316 - Perfect lighting of all the laboratories has been obtained, the courts being large enough, with the low front building, to furnish good north light to the Laboratory of Pharmacy and Pharmacodynamics on the first floor, and to the large laboratories on the second floor devoted to Pathology, where microscopic work is...