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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 14 14 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 14 14 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 13 13 Browse Search
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James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 10 10 Browse Search
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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 9 9 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.) 8 8 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 8 8 Browse Search
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down the wall opposite to the inclined plane to its proper position. — Wilkinson. For a full description of the mode of moving and re-erecting an Egyptian obelisk, see the quarto L'Obelisque de Luxor, Histoire de sa translation á Paris, Paris, 1839. See also Cresy's Cyclopedia, ed. of 1865, pp. 38, 40; also pp. 1013-17. 2. A reference-mark in printing (+); also called a dagger. Ob′ject-find′er. (Optics.) A means of regis. tering the position of a microscopic object in a slide, sngers; the seats being usually arranged on each side, the passengers facing, and the door at the rear. Established in Paris by a decree of Louis XIV., 1662, and made to hold eight persons. Re-established, 1819. In England in 1829. Amsterdam, 1839. Om′ni-graph. A pantograph (which see). On′a-ger. An ancient military engine for hurling stones out of a cup-shaped receptacle. Ooze. A solution of tannin obtained by infusing or boiling oak-bark, sumac, catechu, or other t
be produced; for example, a sheet was made at Colinton, England, in 1839, on the Fourdrinier machine, over a mile long, 50 inches wide, and wjointly with that of iodine in sensitizing the plates by Goddard, in 1839; and in the addition of chlorine by Claudet, in 1840: the object in reotype portrait from life was taken by Professor John W. Draper, in 1839. An announcement was made of it in the London and Edinburgh philoso-mechanical processes may be given as follows: — 1. Mungo Ponton, 1839, first discovered the sensitiveness to light of a sheet of paper trethough now pretty well settled. For a long series of years prior to 1839 it had been gradually rising, much to the inconvenience of public sice it in the dead-wood. His screw was attached to the Archimedes in 1839. Of the four cigar steamers of Messrs. Winans, the propeller of tn parallel order (Bishop, 1845); slats laid in louver order (Hebard, 1839); of slats with facings of electro-plated metal (Winchester, 1869);
traveling plant. Those on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1830, had four wheels, no springs, and no roof; similar cars, termed rack-cars are still in use. In 1831, springs and conical treadwheels were proposed by Mr. Joseph Knight. In 1839, passenger-cars in England comprised firstclass, which were of superior finish and provided with cushioned seats; secondclass, of plain finish, without cushions or ornaments; third-class, little more than boxes on wheels, having seats, but frequenncident with the axis of the crank-shaft; both supporting-wheels were drivers for the cutters. It was a front-cut machine, and had a lever to raise the cutting-bar to clear stumps and other obstructions. A machine was constructed in 1838, and in 1839 was purchased by Joel Lupton, who rode upon the machine along the turnpike to his home, near Winchester, Va. The machine was used occasionally during a few of the following years, but was soon laid aside, owing to a fear of the neighbors that it w
ed States Navy. She crossed to the United States in 1839, and was purchased by the Delaware and Raritan Canaled ore2 tons Coke2 tons Limestone1/2 ton. In 1839, with a hot blast, — Calcined ore1 3/4 tons Cokerepeated, with the addition of the hot blast, in 1838-39, and succeeded in producing about two tons per day. T Mersey in 1838; she crossed to the United States in 1839, and was purchased by the Delaware and Raritan Canalce of manganese. Heath, of Sheffield, England, in 1839, devised a mode of combining carbon with manganese t Adams, a woodengraver, of New York, who made casts (1839-41) from woodcuts, some engravings being printed froe Harper and Walker stove (k, Fig. 5917, English) of 1839 is a magazine base-burner, with a mica door to the fne-stoves. (Nott, 1830) (Mott.) (Harper and Walker, 1839.) Cantelo's U. S. patent in 1859 (Fig. 5921) sho for strabismus was first performed by Diffenbach in 1839, by dividing one of the six small muscles which rota
principle requisite to the success of the process — tannic acid — was recognized by Deyeux and Seguin of Paris. It was rendered practical by Fay in England, 1790, and Seguin in France, 1795, and improved by Desmond, Brewin, Cant, and Miller. In 1839 the use of lime from gas-purifying works, previously suggested by Professor Boettger of Frankfort, was introduced into Berlin. Half-dried sole-leather was formerly rendered compact and, to some extent, flexible, by being beaten by hand with hamg and receiving instruments. The wires are of copper, frequently tinned, and generally coated with gutta-percha, but preferably with india-rubber. The details are very varied in different establishments, and for different kinds of cable. In 1839, Dr. O'Shaughnessy constructed a telegraph-line 21 miles long near Calcutta, embracing 7,000 feet of submerged wire; this was covered with cotton thread saturated with pitch and tar. Professor Morse is said to have laid a wire between New York
aterial to the substances before available for the uses of mankind, was born at New Haven, Conn., in 1800, and died in New York in 1860. His first discovery in relation to the mode of making indiarubber non-adhesive consisted in dipping the article — a shoe, for instance — in nitric acid. The effect of this was good, but was only surface-deep. This he patented in 1836, and articles were thus treated at Providence, R. I., for some years, till the discovery and introduction of vulcanization. 1839 was the date of his discovery, and 1844 that of his French patent, which was the first publication of his discovery. Not satisfied with the nitric-acid process, he appears to have devoted his time and money to experiments of a hypothetical and empirical kind: allying the raw caoutchouc with this, that, and the other ingredient, grinding, macerating in various solvents and acids. At last, it appears, a piece of india-rubber combined with sulphur was accidentally dropped on to a hot stove,
plication of the rotary motion and the cam-wheels to move the guide-bars. Warp-machines were the first to produce ornamental patterns on lace, such as spots, bullet-holes, etc. The Jacquard apparatus was applied to the warpmachine by Draper in 1839. Warp-roll′er reel. (Knitting-machine.) A spool which holds the supply of yarn. Wash. The fermented wort of the distiller. The grain is ground and infused, forming a mash; the decanted liquor is a wort, which, by fermentation, becomThe hydrogen and carbonic oxide are then passed through a retort, in which carbonaceous matter, such as resin, is undergoing decomposition, absorbing therefrom sufficient carbon to render it luminous when burnt. See English patents, Cruickshanks, 1839; White, 1849. Wa′ter-gate. A water-plug or valve. Wa′ter-gild′ing. A mode of gilding by an amalgam in which the articles are pickled and then dipped in or brushed with a dilute solution of nitrate of mercury and gold, called quick-w
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