attaching to the iron skin a complete wooden surface to hold the sheathing-nails.
This is, however, very expensive.
See Watts, Rankine, etc., shipbuilding.
It has also been proposed to employ zinc, amalgamating its surface with mercury, so as t863.
Totten's Naval text-book.
New York, 1862. Sailor's word book.
Adm. Smyth. London, 1867. Shipbuilding, by Rankine, Watts, Barnes, and Napier.
Wiley & Sons.
In Plate LIX., the upper figure is a longitudinal midship section of a by the method now employed of dropping the molten metal, in a finely divided state, from a hight into water, invented by Watts, of Bristol, England, about 1782.
It is said that he dreamed one night that he was out in a shower of rain, every drop oSil′ver Pa′per.
Paper covered with silver foil.
See electro-plating; Sil-Vering, etc. See also Watts' Electrometal-lurgy.
For japanners, etc. Bismuth, 1; tin, 1; melted, and 1 part of mercury ad