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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 60 60 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 18 18 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 9 9 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 6 6 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 5 5 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. 5 5 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 3 3 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 3 3 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 1 1 Browse Search
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4 London (Houses of Parliament)30,000 Paris (Notre Dame, 1680)28,6728.67 1/2 Montreal (1847)28,5608.68 1/4 Cologne25,000 New York (City Hall)23,0008.6 1/2 to 7 New York (Fire-alarm, 33d Street)21,612 York ( Great Peter, 1845)10 3/4 tons.8.3 Weight.Diameter.Thickness. Pounds.Ft. In.Inches. Bruges23,000 Rome (St. Peters, 1680)18,600 Oxford ( Great Tom, 1680)18,0007.16 1/8 Antwerp16,000 Exeter (1675)5 1/2 tons.6.35 Lincoln ( Great Tom, 1834)5 1/2 tons.6.86 London (St. Paul's, 1709)11,4706.7 Fig. 636 represents a bell having a rotatable clapper. The various parts are — Bell. B, clapper or tongue. C, clapper-bolt. D, yoke. F, canon or ear. M, mouth. P, sound-bow. S, shoulder. T, barrel. Cattle and sheep bells are cast, or are made of wrought-metal by being doubled over at the angles or cutting and brazing. Each carries its clapper. Harness and sleigh bells are sometimes made as others, with a suspended clapper in the
e beset the workmen, in regard to the making of flasks, the selection of a suitable loam and parting; and the eventual success is connected with a pleasing episode in the history of mechanical industry, which is substantially as follows:— About 1709, Abraham Darby, of Bristol, had a Welsh boy in his service named John Thomas. The master had been endeavoring to cast iron with but indifferent success, and the boy stated that he saw through the difficulty. They stayed after the workmen had left, and cast an iron pot in a mold of fine sand with a two-part flask, and with air-holes for the escape of steam, etc. From 1709 to 1828 a business partnership was maintained in the persons of themselves and their descendants, and the process is stated to have been kept secret at Coalbrookdale till about 1800. From the terms of the account, it would seem to have been hollow-ware that particularly bothered them; and no one who is acquainted with the art of casting iron-ware of that description w
died in 1603. The electric-telegraph preceded the electro-magnetic by many years. See electric-telegraph. Otto Guericke, of Magdeburg, discovered that there was a repulsive as well as an attractive force in electricity, observing that a globe of sulphur, after attracting a feather to it, repelled it until the feather had again been placed in contact with some other substance. Newton, in 1675, observed signs of electrical excitement in a rubbed plate of glass. Hawkesbee, who wrote in 1709, also observed similar phenomena; and Dulay in the Memoirs of the French Academy, between 1733 and 1737, generalized so far as to lay down the principle that electric bodies attract all those which are not so, and repel them as soon as they have become electric by the vicinity or contact of the electric body. Dufay also discovered that a body electrified by contact with a resinous substance repelled another electrified in a similar way, and attracted one which had been electrified by conta
, the uncemented fabric falling asunder, the rash youth fell into the sea and was drowned. Notwithstanding the multiplicity of attempts which have been made to accomplish the feat of rising above the earth by means of wings, Icarus remains a solitary warning of the danger of approaching too near to the sun. Roger Bacon asserted in his time that there existed a flying-machine; he had never seen it himself, nor did he know any one who had seen it, but he knew the name of the inventor. In 1709, Gusman, a Portuguese monk, constructed a machine in the form of a bird. He was pensioned for this, and was thus perhaps enabled to rise in the world, which his machine signally failed to do. Not discouraged, however, in 1736 he constructed a wicker basket covered with paper, which rose to the hight of 200 feet in the air, by which he gained at least fame, if not money, for he was afterwards reputed a sorcerer. It was in 1783 that the Montgolfiers discovered that the lesser specific gravi
ory was established by Augustus II., Elector of Saxony, in 1710. Botticher invented the hard paste in 1706; the red ware like jasper, in 1711: white porcelain, in 1709; the perfect, white kind, in 1715. He died in 1719. Heroldt introduced gilding and painting in 1720; modeled groups, in 1731; porcelain made in England, at Bow, 662, when licensers of the press were appointed. In 1755 the press was free. A Psalter in the English and Indian languages was printed at the University press in 1709. A printing-press was established in New London, Conn., in 1709; the first printing-press in Turkey was brought from Paris by Mohammed Effendi, in 1721; the fir1709; the first printing-press in Turkey was brought from Paris by Mohammed Effendi, in 1721; the first press in Annapolis, Md., was in 1726; Williamsburg, Va., 1729; Charleston, S. C., 1730; Newport, R. I., 1732; Halifax, N. S., 1751; Newbern, N. C., 1755; Portsmouth, N. H., 1756; Savannah, Ga., 1763; Quebec, Canada, 1764. The first press west of the Alleghany range was in Cincinnati, 1793. The first press west of the Mississi
inas, called by the South Carolina Indians the cassina, is also an Ilex (I. cassine or vomitoria), and has been used from time immemorial by the Southern Indians, the leaf being a valued article of exchange between the Indians of the coast — where it grows — and the tribes of the interior. It is a stimulant, and acts, according to quantity and the condition of the person, as a diuretic or emetic. It formed the black drink of the Indian ceremonials. See Lawton's Travels in Carolina, London, 1709, pages 90, 91. Also Porcher's Resources of the Southern fields and forests, Charleston, 1869, pages 431-433. It is also used as a substitute for imported tea by the poorer inhabitants of North Carolina in the vicinity of the sounds, and to a small extent forms an article of domestic export. A list of vegetable substances prepared by infusion for medicinal or stimulating purposes might be extended to an indefinite length. A few of these, in which the mouth acts the part of a teapot, th