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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 56 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 50 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 28 0 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 26 0 Browse Search
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 22 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 27, 1862., [Electronic resource] 16 0 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. 14 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 28, 1862., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 10 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 10 0 Browse Search
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ust to raising a tilt-hammer. See atmospheric hammer. Calles's aero-hydro-dynamic wheel. The subjoined cut has a remarkably unpromising look, but must not be condemned because it resembles at first sight one attempt at the chimerical and impossible perpetual motion. It is one mode of transmitting power by means of condensed air. The following is from the Journal of the Society of German Engineers, and describes the apparatus represented in the cut, the invention of M. Calles of Belgium: — It consists mainly of a wheel adapted with buckets similar to those in an ordinary water-wheel, and completely immersed in a tank filled with water. This wheel carries a toothed inner rim, which works a pinion adapted to the transmissionshaft. Most transient visitors to the Paris Exposition, as they walked past this contrivance, hardly gave it a look, believing that it was the pinion that gave motion to the wheel, and considered it as some sort of stirring or washing machine; b
the disk. See crown-glass. Owing to the vexatious excise laws of England, it was almost impossible to introduce improvements in the manufacture of glass, as was illustrated in the abortive attempts of the English opticians to manufacture lenses of large sizes, even under semi-official sanction. The general relaxation of the excise system under Sir Robert Peel's Act of 1846, rendered possible the introduction into England of an improved method, for some time then past in use in France and Belgium. The glass used upon the Exhibition Building of 1851 was made upon this plan, which is briefly as follows:— The workman dips his iron tube into the semiviscid glass, and takes up a quantity amounting to 12 or 14 lbs.; he rolls the mass on a wooden block, till it assumes a cylindrical shape; he applies his mouth to the other end of the tube, and blows until the mass assumes a hollow ovoid form; he whirls this round his head, or, rather, in a vertical circle 10 or 12 feet in diameter, a
s elevated to a considerable hight. The motive-power is supplied by a steam-engine moving its crank-shaft, connected with the axle of the drum by suitable spur-gearing. The chain system is now in use on the Danube, on the Charleroi Canal, in Belgium, the Beveland Canal, in Holland, and the Terneugen Canal, connecting Ghent with the Scheldt. It is about to be adopted on the Rhine, to facilitate the passage of Bingen Rapids, and on the Upper Elbe. The chain-towing system was first tried ide of making windowglass, in which the material is brought, by a succession of operations, to the shape of an open-ended cylinder, which is split by a diamond and flatted in a furnace. Although this plan had long been practiced in Germany and Belgium, it was not imported into England until about 1846, owing to the vexatious excise-regulations, all improvements in glass-working being hampered and well nigh prevented. The imposition, however, was taken off in time for the manufacture of cylin
ical frame and gable of its own. The gable is sometimes in the plane of the wall, or is founded upon the rafters, sometimes a succession of stories in the roof are provided with dormers, as is commonly the case in some houses of Northern France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Dor′nock; Dor′nic. (Fabric.) A stout figured linen (damask), said to be named after the town in Scotland (Dornock) where it was made, but probably deriving its name from Tournay (Flemish, doornic), a frontier town of Belgium. Dor′sel. (From Latin dorsum, the back.) 1. A pannier or basket to carry on the back. 2. a. A cover for a chair-back; hence, b. Tapestry, or a screen at the back of a throne or altar. c. Tapestry or wall hangings around the sides of the chancel of a church. d. A canopy for a throne. A lambrequin. 3. A kind of cloth, used for the purposes stated. Dor′sour. (Fabric.) Scotch cloth, used for hanging on walls of chapels and halls. Do′ry.
arrier-block to receive the following cartridge from the magazine, and places the arm in readiness to be fired. The United States has adopted the Springfield. England adopts Snider's improvement on the Enfield. France, the Chassepot. Belgium, the Albini. Holland, the Snider. Turkey, the Remington and Winchester. Austria, the Wanzl. Sweden, the Hagstrom. Russia, the Laidley and Berdan. Switzerland, the Winchester. Portugal, the Westley-Richards. Prussia, the noal-dust, and slack, one or more of them in various combinations, bound together, by heavy pressure, with cements, clay, coal-tar, or the residuum of starch-manufacture. The latter is used in the Belgian and Austrian works. Dehaynin's works in Belgium turn out 175,000 tons of this fuel per year. It leaves six per cent of ashes. The Northern Railway of Austria has works which produce 15,000 tons per annum; prisms 9 × 5 × 4 1/2 inches, weighing eight pounds, evaporating seven pounds of water
draft; d, openings for withdrawing the lime. It is lined with a double thickness of fire-bricks, the space between which and the outer masonry is filled in with well-rammed cinders to prevent loss of heat. A continuous kiln, employed in Belgium, has eight openings for removing the lime, which is being continually withdrawn while fresh charges are added at the top. It is charged with alternate layers of coal and limestone, in the proportion of one coal to four limestone, and is allowed lers b b b, it is brought back by hand, the tympan lifted, and the printed sheet removed. Lithographic hand-press. This, with unimportant modifications, is the form given to the lithographic hand-press in England and America. In Germany, Belgium, and France, presses of this construction are rarely seen. In Prussia, for instance, a press is used, occupying nearly double the space, but admirably constructed and well adapted for the execution of first-class work. In this machine, the scr
pecifically known as the manengine, and was invented in the early part of the present century by Bergmaster Dorrell of Clausthal, in the Upper Hartz, who used two pump-rods, which, side by side, went up and down a shaft, and fixed to them small platforms and handles at all those points of the rods which came opposite after every stroke. So, by simply changing his stand after each stroke, from one rod to the other, a man would be lifted up to the surface. The plan was adopted in Germany, Belgium, France, England, but the engine was driven by special machinery, that at the deep silver-lead mines of Przibram in Bohemia having, since 1854, a steam-engine with two cylinders and cataract gear. The man-engine reaches a depth of 2,400 feet, and 3,000 men go up and down it daily, in three shifts of 8 hours each. It has a stroke of 10 feet. A similar engine at another shaft in the same mine has a stroke of 12 feet. Man-engine. At the Trevesan mine in Cornwall, which is 300 fathoms d
e driver with eight kilometers (about five miles) an hour, or two francs, according to the Parisian tariff. Table of Lengths of Foreign Road Measures. Place.Measure.U. S. Yards. ArabiaMile2,146 AustriaMeile (post)8,297 BadenStuden4,860 BelgiumKilometre1,093.63 BelgiumMeile2,132 BengalCoss2,000 BirmahDain4,277 BohemiaLeague (16 to 1°)7,587 BrazilLeague (18 to 1°)6,750 BremenMeile6,865 BrunswickMeile11,816 CalcuttaCoss2,160 CeylonMile1,760 ChinaLi608.5 DenmarkMul8,288 DresdeBelgiumMeile2,132 BengalCoss2,000 BirmahDain4,277 BohemiaLeague (16 to 1°)7,587 BrazilLeague (18 to 1°)6,750 BremenMeile6,865 BrunswickMeile11,816 CalcuttaCoss2,160 CeylonMile1,760 ChinaLi608.5 DenmarkMul8,288 DresdenPost-meile7,432 EgyptFeddan1.47 EnglandMile1,760 FlandersMijle1,093.63 FlorenceMiglio1,809 France 1, 60931 miles = 1 kilometre. Kilometre1,093.6 GenoaMile (post)8,527 GermanyMile (15 to 1°)8,101 GreeceStadium1,083.33 GuineaJacktan4 HamburgMeile8,238 HanoverMeile8,114 HungaryMeile9,139 IndiaWarsa24.89 ItalyMile2,025 JapanInk2.038 LeghornMiglio1,809 LeipsieMeile (post)7,432 LithuaniaMeile9,781 MaltaCanna2.29 MecklenburgMeile8,238 MexicoLegua4,638 MilanMigliio1,0
d 2 1/2 feet apart. The track for the horses was filled in with ashes above the sleepers. The Stockton and Darlington Railway, one of the first on which the locomotive was used (1825), has a gage of 4 feet 8 1/2 inches. This was adopted on almost all the British railways, and was called the narrow gage, in contradistinction to that of the Great Western Railway of England, which had a broad gage of 7 feet. The usual gage in England and the United States, and now compulsory in England, Belgium, France, Italy, and Germany, is 4 feet 8 1/2 inches, the gage common in the tramways of the collieries of England before the invention of the locomotive. Ireland retains its own gage. The 4 foot 8 inch gage was very sensibly retained by Stephenson; but Brunel, who could not condescend to copy, adopted 7 feet as the gage of the Great Western Railway of England. After this very expensive railway had been in operation for more than a score of years, the gage was changed to conform to the cu
etherlands for mowing. The Hainault scythe c is the general reaping implement of Holland and Belgium. The handle is 14 inches long, with a hand-hold of 4 1/2 inches. The blade is 27 inches in lencial stone, and in the manufacture of alum and crown glass. At the iron-works of Aulnoye, in Belgium, the slag is cast into slabs for pavements, garden-rollers, and other things. For the former p 1867 soda produced on the large scale was exhibited at the Paris Exposition by Solvay & Co. of Belgium. The process employed by them is as follows:— A strong brine is prepared in a reservoir divs. In the latter part of the same year that Tilghmann's process was patented, M. Melsens, of Belgium, took out a patent very analogous, using fats mixed with water in the proportion of 20 to 100 pSuch is the Degrand (Derosne) condenser. (See condenser.) Such also is the evaporating cone of Belgium. (See evaporator.) Useful hints on construction may be gathered from liquid-cooler, beer-coole
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