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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 28 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 22 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 20 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.) 18 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 12 0 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 12 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 12 0 Browse Search
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e monastery of Hautvilliers (died in 1715), seems to have been the inventor of sparkling champagne. The wine of the country had been celebrated for centuries, but the old Benedictine discovered the art of making it effervescent, and secured it by a cork and string. Masteroman's corking-machine. Cork-fast′en-er. See bottle-stopper. Cork-jack′et. A jacket lined with cork for the purpose of sustaining the wearer on the surface of the water. The Roman whom Camillus sent to the capitol when besieged by the Gauls is reported to have supported himself by a cork-jacket as he swam the Tiber with his clothes on his head. Cork-ma-chine′. Corks are made by hand and by machinery. The former readily but slowly produces the perfectly shaped, somewhat tapering cork; the latter process produced a cleanly cut cork, usually of cylindrical form, the tapering form being afterwards given by pressure. In hand-making, the workman, with a sharp knife in his hand, and a block of cork <
.) A moat or ditch around a fortification. An advance fosse is a ditch encircling the glacis or esplanade of a fortification. Foth′er-ing. (Nautical.) A mode of stopping a leak at sea by thrumming a sail with oakum and yarn and drawing it under the bottom so as to clog the aperture. Fou′cault's Pen′du-lum. A pendulum for rendering visible the diurnal motion of the earth. It consists of a bob suspended from a considerable hight, say the apex of the dome of the Pantheon or Capitol, and set to vibrating above a circular table marked with degrees. Owing to certain independence of motion which the bob possesses, vibrating in space, as it were, the earth in its diurnal motion turns round beneath it, as is evidenced by the apparent change of direction of the bob relatively to the graduated table. See pendulum. Fou-gasse′. (Fortification.) A small mine, consisting of a hole charged with combustibles and projectiles hidden by earth, and placed in a position
at its very size ensures more work being expended upon it. The reduction in weight has been in the head and stem of the rails. The same depth is preserved, about five inches. Length. Rails are made in England from 15 to 21 feet long, the latter being usual. One railroad is said to be furnished with rails of 30 feet. A Welsh rolling-mill furnished a Barlow rail 52 1/2 feet long, but it was done as a trophy. Wrought-iron rafters were rolled at Phoenixville, Pa., for the United States Capitol, having a length of 51 1/6 feet. Iron plates for the Collins steamers were rolled at Troy, N. Y., 60 feet in length, from piles of 700 pounds weight. Depth. The depth of the most lasting English rails is stated to be from 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches, mostly 5 inches. The Sandwich rail is made with a depth of 8 inches, the web being very deep, and from 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. It is prevented from lateral deflection by side sleepers which clamp the web, and the head of the rail rests on the
triumphs of the first Napoleon. on which the same style of scaffolding was used. The tendency in the United States is to the use of the derrickcrane, whose simplicity and efficiency leave little to be desired. The extension of the Treasury Building in Washington, under the conduct of A. B. Mullet, was made by colossal stones; its monolithic character is said to be second only to the Church of St. Isaac's at St Petersburg, Russia. The derrick-crane was used on this building, and on the Capitol Extension also. Fig. 4648 represents a hanging scaffold contrived by Perronet for the workmen employed in dressing and pointing the masonry of the arches of the bridge at Orleans. It was suspended from a frame which straddled the parapet, and was rolled from place to place as required. The platform could be raised and lowered and held at any desired hight. Hanging scaffold. Curious turning scaffolds have been used in domes. See Cresy. From the numerous varieties, three rep
a position free from these contaminating influences. By these means, 30,000 cubic feet of pure and well-tempered air can be supplied per minute, being 25 cubic feet for each of 1,200 persons. Sectional view of the Senate wing, United States Capitol, showing the pressure and exhaust ventilating apparatus. Fig. 6960 is a transverse section of the Senate wing, United States Capitol, illustrating the mode of warming and ventilating the Senate Chamber. Fresh air is drawn in through an oCapitol, illustrating the mode of warming and ventilating the Senate Chamber. Fresh air is drawn in through an opening A in the basement wall by means of two powerful steam-driven blast-fans, which force it through a series of steam-coils into a chamber B, where it is charged with aqueous vapor by a sprinkler. It thence ascends through an upcast C into an air-chamber beneath the Senate floor, and is admitted into the apartment through registers in the floor, and at the sides. Rising to the upper part of the hall, it passes through apertures between the skylights into the illuminating loft, whence it is