Bulletins of the Twelfth Census of the United States: Issued from October 6, 1900 to [October 20, 1902] ... Number 4 [-247], Issues 233-247

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Census office, 1902 - United States
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Page 3 - Provided also and be it declared and enacted, that any declaration before mentioned shall not extend to any letters patent and grants of privilege for the term of fourteen years or under, hereafter to be made of the sole working or making of any manner of new manufactures within this Realm, to the true and first inventor and inventors of such manufactures, which others at the time of making such letters patents and grants shall not use...
Page 5 - Japanese have been trying to become a great nation, like other nations of the earth, and we have looked about us to see what nations are the greatest, so that we could be like them; and we said, 'There is the United States, not much more than a hundred years old, and America was not discovered by Columbus yet four hundred years ago'; and we said, 'What is it that makes the United States such a great nation?
Page 5 - Attorney-General, these officials being designated by the act, with the Secretary of State, a tribunal to examine and grant patents, and that these three distinguished officials would examine the application critically, scrutinizing each point of the specification and claims carefully and rigorously. The result of this examination was that during the first year a majority pf the applications failed to pass the ordeal, and only three patents were granted.
Page 2 - Live capital, that is, cash on hand, bills receivable, unsettled ledger accounts, raw materials, stock in process of manufacture, finished products on hand, and other sundries, was first called for at the census of 1890. No definite attempt was made prior to the census of 1890 to secure a return of live capital invested.
Page 97 - ... slower rate of combustion combined with a mild exhaust produces a higher efficiency from the coal burned. In a stationary engine, which does not produce its own steam supply, it is of course proper to measure its efficiency solely by its economical consumption of steam. In an engine of this description the boilers are fired independently, and the draft is formed from causes entirely separate and beyond the control of the escape of steam from the cylinders ; hence, any economy shown by the boilers...
Page 2 - Furthermore, the schedules for 1890 included in the wage-earning class, overseers, foremen, and superintendents (not general superintendents or managers), while the census of 1900 separates from the wageearning class such salaried employees as general superintendents, clerks, Und salesmen. It is possible and probable that this change in the form of the question has resulted in eliminating from the wage-earners, as reported by the present census, many high-salaried employees included in that group...
Page 97 - Therefore, the heating surfaces and grate area are practically the same in both types, and the evaporative efficiency of both locomotives is determined by the action of the exhaust, which must be of sufficient intensity in "both cases to generate the amount of steam necessary for utilizing, to the best advantage, the weight on the driving-wheels. This is a feature that does not appear in...
Page 4 - I had little faith before) that he has discovered the art of working boats by mechanism and small manual assistance against rapid currents; that the discovery is of vast importance — may be of the greatest usefulness in our inland navigation...
Page 4 - To secure to literary authors their copy-rights for a limited time. " To establish a university. " To encourage by premiums and provisions the advancement of useful knowledge and discoveries.
Page 65 - The special tools required to make the various parts of sewing machines often require more inventive talent in their construction than the machine manufactured. In the larger factories the experimental department is one of the most important and expensive. Here the inventor has every facility for developing new ideas and putting the results to preliminary tests. When, after a great deal of time and labor has been expended on an invention, and it has reached an apparently perfect condition, it is...

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