Engineering as a Career: A Series of Papers by Eminent Engineers

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Frederick Haynes Newell, C. E. Drayer
D. Van Nostrand Company, 1916 - Engineering - 214 pages
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Page 7 - They say to the lesser floods 'Be dry.' Under their rods are the rocks reproved - they are not afraid of that which is high. Then do the hill-tops shake to the summit - then is the bed of the deep laid bare, That the Sons of Mary may overcome it, pleasantly sleeping and unaware. They finger death at their gloves' end where they piece and repiece the living wires.
Page 82 - He was a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the American Iron and Steel Institute and the Yale Engineering Association.
Page 34 - Ontario, a member of the American Railway Engineering Association, and a member of the American Concrete Institute.
Page 68 - The first question that the candidate must decide is, has he the quality of mind which would justify him in choosing some form of engineering? The quality of mind which probably embraces all forms of engineering is that of an infinite curiosity directed more particularly to happenings in the world we call matter. For instance an infinite curiosity pertaining only to men should make a sociologist, to mind alone a psychologist, to all things equally a philosopher. To...
Page 7 - Be ye removed!" They say to the lesser floods, "Run dry!" Under their rods are the rocks reproved — they are not afraid of that which is high ; Then do the hilltops shake to the summit, then is the bed of the deep laid bare, That the Sons of Mary may overcome it, pleasantly sleeping and unaware.
Page 88 - The mechanical details of all of the necessary machinery have been so perfected that we are able to compete and send our products to every part of the world, and this in spite of paying from four to ten times as much per day for labor as is paid in other parts of the world, and also in spite of what is practically free trade and other numerous handicaps. A few details may be interesting, showing the rapidity and cheapness with which some of the work is carried on. In the Messabe range in the Lake...
Page 85 - ... least, in some steel works or rolling mill. After this experience, if he makes up his mind that he wants to learn the business and follow it up as a profession, he can go back to school and go to work in earnest to learn any and everything that will help him in his chosen field of work. I believe that it is a most excellent plan for a student to spend at least a month of each year out of his vacation in some works, seeing the thoroughly practical side of the business. Every time after doing this...
Page 88 - A twenty-ton car i> loaded in five minutes or less. These cars are hauled in trains to the ore docks, from which the steamers, carrying from ten to twelve thousand tons each, are loaded in from two to four hours. Forty to fifty million tons of ore will be brought down from Lake Superior this year and unloaded at the various lake ports by immense machines, which take from five to seventeen tons per shovelful. The largest of these machines is able to load a fifty to seventy-ton car in less than five...
Page 85 - ... details of the business practically but making many acquaintances that were very valuable to him in after life. It is needless to say that he succeeded in everything that he took hold of. A man who goes at things in the earnest, enthusiastic way in which this young man did, is always sure to succeed. A most excellent way for any young man to do who is trying to make up his mind whether he wants to learn and follow the iron business, is to spend one of his vacations, or a portion of it at least,...
Page 82 - Is the business of iron and steel making a good one to follow? This is a question that is asked many times by young men who are trying to make up their minds as to what their life's work is to be. This will depend very largely on the man. Many would not like the business at all, and some, as I have seen them do, would turn and leave at the first sight of what the work and the conditions are, saying in effect, "None of that for me.

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