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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 263 263 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 98 98 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 42 42 Browse Search
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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 33 33 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.) 26 26 Browse Search
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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 23 23 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 21 21 Browse Search
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Parkinson and Crosley, 1827. Laubereau, April 10, 1849; patented in England, 1847. This engine is the first which embodies the peculiar features of a furnace in rface from being transmitted to the external surface. Laubereau's air-engine (1847). Laubereau's air-engine (1859). This engine has been since modified (pateof the former. Its first use as an anaesthetic was by Dr. Simpson of Edinburgh, 1847. Hydrate of chloral has recently become quite unpleasantly prominent in the lnto near proximity to the object; and in one case—Knight's English Patent, about 1847—a second tube was provided, down which was projected light from a lamp or the re in 1844. The Cincinnati Observatory in 1845. The Cambridge Observatory in 1847. The Amherst Observatory in 1847. Dartmouth, Newark, Shelbyville, Ky., Buf1847. Dartmouth, Newark, Shelbyville, Ky., Buffalo, Michigan University, Albany, and Hamilton College, have also observatories. A good article on the astronomical observatories of the United States may be foun
ora)260,000 Pekin130,000 Novogorod62,000 Vienna (1711)40,2009.8 Olmutz40,000 Rouen40,000 Sens34,0008.6 Erfurth30,800 Westminster ( Big Ben, 1858)30,324 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)1 fill the grooves by being driven down upon a tige in the breech of the gun. This was adopted in the French service in 1846. Delvigne subsequently patented an elongated bullet with a recessed base which he called the cylindro-ogival. Minie, in 1847, produced the well-known bullet c, in which the tige was dispensed with, and the bullet expanded by the explosive force of the powder in the cup, which was inserted into a frusto-conical cavity in the base of the bullet. The English subs
Sarcophagi of terra cotta, ornamented in bas-relief and with recumbent statues of the deceased, are found in the British Museum. See article Funus, in Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities. Glass coffins were patented in England in 1847. Unfortunately they were also used by the Egyptians over 2,000 years ago. We learn from Pliny that Varro and others directed that their bodies, when dead, should be deposited in earthenware. Coffins made of slate slabs united by metallic co and driving-shaft. An engine, similar in most material respects to the above, was made by Baron von Rathlen, in 1848, and was driven by its air motor from Putney to Wandsworth (England), at the rate of ten or twelve miles per hour. Parsey, in 1847, invented an engine of this character in which a large reservoir A was secured to a frame mounted on wheels. In this reservoir the air was compressed to as great an extent as was compatible with safety, and was emitted gradually into the chamber
nthly drainage when the mere is pumped out is estimated at 36,000,000 tons, and the annual average surplus of rain-water, etc., at 54,000,000 tons, to be lifted, on an average, 16 feet. The three engines were named the Leeghwater, erected about 1847, the Cruquius, and the Lynden, after three celebrated men who had at different periods proposed plans for draining the Haarlem Mere. The Leeghwater was the first erected, to work eleven pumps of 63 inches diameter, with 10 feet stroke in pumps e cost of the machinery and building was about $750,000. The mere is now a tract fully subdued to the purposes of agriculture. For elevation and plans in details of the engines, see Civil engineer's and architect's journal, Vol. X.: London, 1847. Drain′ing-ma-chine′. A form of filter or machine for expediting the separation of a liquid from the magma or mass of more solid matter which it saturates. It consists of a revolving vessel with perforated or wire-gauze outer surface, which
ts excessive energy, and was abandoned by all but the Austrians, who utilized the improvements of Baron Lenk in gun-cotton, and have several batteries of artillery adapted to use the improved composition. Abel's English gun-cotton is now used for petards and in mining. Several compounds based on gun-cotton are used in the arts, as in collodion for photography, surgery, etc. Nitro-glycerine, which is pure glycerine treated with nitric acid, was discovered by the Italian chemist Sobrero in 1847, but was very little used until 1863, when it was utilized by Nobel for blasting. The explosive energy of this compound is given as from four to thirteen times that of rifle powder. By an explosion of a few cans of this material on the wharf at Aspinwall in 1866, a considerable portion of the town was destroyed, shipping at some distance in the harbor much damaged, and a number of lives were lost. An explosion of a storehouse containing some hundreds of pounds of nitro-glycerine took place
tly the second course of cuts is somewhat finer than the first. The two series, or courses, fill the surface of the file with teeth, which are inclined towards the point of the file. See Holtzapffel's Turning and Mechanical Manipulation, London, 1847. File-blank. A piece of soft steel, shaped and ground ready for cutting, to form a file. File-car′ri-er. A tool-holder like the stock of a frame-saw, and used to mount a file in a manner similar to that of the saw in the case cited. he object with it. Fish-joint. A plate or pair of plates fastened upon the junction of a couple of meeting portions of a beam or plate. See fishing. The fish-joint for connecting railway-rails was first designed by W. B. Adams, England, 1847, and was soon extensively introduced. It consisted of a pair of plates 18 inches long, 3 by 3/4 inches, bolted together through the rails by 4 bolts, allowance being made by oval bolt-holes for expansion and contraction of the rails. The fis
the New York Medical repository, and was republished in the London Monthly magazine, June 1, 1800. Chloroform was discovered by Guthrie, Souberain, or Liebig, about 1831, but its valuable properties as an anaesthetic were not appreciated until 1847. Dr. Morton of Boston, and Professor Simpson of Edinborough, discovered its applicability to this purpose almost simultaneously in 1847. See ANAeSTHETIC apparatus. Morton's inhalation apparatus, November 13, 1847, has a chamber to hold the sp1847. See ANAeSTHETIC apparatus. Morton's inhalation apparatus, November 13, 1847, has a chamber to hold the sponge, and two lateral openings through which respectively enter the atmospheric air and pass out the air impregnated with the vapor of the anaethetic agent. These openings are valved to prevent reflux of air, and a chamber above contains a reserve of liquid, which is admitted to the sponge-chamber by moving a valve, at such times as may become necessary. Roper's cup, October 10, 1848, is a vessel to hold sulphuric ether, and the rim fits closely over the mouth and nose. The body of the inst
sulphuric acid. The resulting sulphate is scraped out after removing the end of the retort. In the gallery-furnace the retorts are sunk in sandpots whose lower surfaces are exposed to the heat of the furnace fire. Ni-trine′. An explosive compound patented by Nobel, August 14, 1866; formed of glycerine, sulphuric and nitric acids, free of hypo-nitric acid. Ni′tro-gly′cerine. Nitrolcum, glonoin, or blasting-oil. Discovered by Sobreso, professor of applied chemistry at Turin, in 1847, and introduced into this country in 1864 by Nobel, a Swedish engineer. An oily liquid of a specific gravity of 1.6, having a sweet aromatic taste, colorless when pure, but, as manufactured, it is usually light yellow. If heated up to 100°, no change takes place; heated gradually to 193°, it is decomposed, losing its explosive power. When not under pressure it burns quietly. Heating when confined may create a partial decomposition, and an explosion from the pressure thus generated. An
m which it is carried by endless bands to a second knife between a second set of foldingrollers, and finally deposited in a trough. Birchall's English patent of 1847 shows mechanism for folding the sheet by a reciprocating knife into folding-rollers. Black (English), 1850, had registering-pins, which were vibrated out of thee object being to allow the sizing material to become thoroughly incorporated and to form a product resembling hand-laid paper in quality. Dickenson's patent of 1847, improvement on patent of 1830, is for an arrangement so that the upper side of the double sheet, that which has not been in contact with the wire grating of the maverage trip. He puts it at 46,556,400 pounds per annum. James Young, of Glasgow, undertook the refining of a mineral oil found in a coal-mine in Derbyshire in 1847. Having exhausted his supply, he turned his attention to the distillation of a sort of bituminous shale, known as boghead cannel, from which he extracted an oil w
A patent was granted in this country for a powerbrake as far back as 1847, but the invention made slow progress, more patents having been granch end for second-class passengers. Hanson introduced in England, 1847, an iron car divided into compartments, each of which contained a sid a platform. The open-top slotted finger was patented by Hussey in 1847. The cutter-bar was on a hinged frame. The raker rode on the machi, patented his reaper, which, with various improvements, in 1845 and 1847 received a Council medal at the London World's Fair in 1851. This mlatform. 1846. Cook had a pendulous rake swinging backwardly. 1847. Ketchum had an endless chain cutter or belt of knives. 1847. Hus1847. Hussey's slotted finger, open at top; knife of triangular sections. 1848. Pease had a grainrake traveling sideways beneath the platform, with e were employed by the United States army in the Mexican campaign of 1847, having been found to give generally as good results as those to whi
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