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tructures, to enable them to be fitted with lightning-rods or for the purpose of repair. The first wire of the foot Suspension-Bridge at Niagara was carried over by a kite. In 1827 Pocock yoked a pair of kites to a carriage, and traveled from London to Bristol. He determined that a 12-foot kite gave the power of a man, with a moderate breeze, and, when the wind is brisker, a power of 220 pounds. (This is an incomplete statement, but the figures are not ours.) The force, he states, in a rathes of house in England and France in the first half of the sixteenth century. Knitted silk stockings were worn by Henry II, of France, 1547, and by Queen Elizabeth in 1560. About this time knitted worsted stockings were made by William Rider of London, after the pattern of some imported from Mantua. Silk and worsted stockings were imported from Spain and Italy into England during the reign of Henry VIII. Spain was always famous for its sheep and wool. (See merino.) In 1530 the word knit was
1856, who exhibited it in action in 1862, in London. Mr. John Avery of London is said to have conLondon is said to have constructed a similar apparatus in 1846. La-ryngo-tome. Laryngotomy, or the opening of the larynx, hydrographer to King Charles II., printed in London, 1694. This is cited, however, rather as one . Pure disks of flint-glass were exhibited in London in 1851, having a diameter of 29 inches and weul lens was made some years since by Parker of London. It was of flint-glass, 3 feet in diameter; 3 A company of linen-weavers was established in London, 1368. The Presbyterians, who left persecut. See Burgh's Link-motion and expansion-gear. London, 1871. Link-worm′ing. (Nautical.) Weam. See Who invented the locomotive-engine? London, 1858, written by O. D. Hedley, the son of theines employed on the Irish mail-trains between London and Holyhead weigh 27 tons; the tenders 17 ton, 1861; The student's guide to the locomotive, London, 1849. The following figures, from the Rail[6 more...]<
ere called morning stars by the train-bands of London; a grim pleasantry. The Assyrian soldiers u touched by the loadstone. Robert Norman of London, a maker of compasses, was the first, so far a the needle was discovered by Robert Norman of London, 1576; the diurnal variation, by Graham, a Lonraph. An instrument invented by Mr. Webb of London, for executing extremely minute writing and ens non-expansive rotative engine, Albion Mills, London, 178625.8 Spring Garden, Philadelphia, 183224ne83.4 Beardmore's duty of Cornish engines at London Water-Works56.25 Fowey Consols 50-inch cylindgine for Brooklyn Works35.5 Engines at the East London Works in 1850 from Mr. Wicksteed's evidenceons.Hight in feet.Cost.Coal per 2,240 lbs. East London Water-Works1,000,000100$3.00$2.52 Liverpooent times and as late as by the train-bands of London, in the time of Henry VIII. It consists of a n the clay element, cited above. The common London mortar is sharp river sand, 2 1/2; white chalk[13 more...]
n. In 1650, Christopher Greening and a Mr. Damer established needle-factories at Long Crendon, near Redditch, and were soon followed by other needlemakers from London. Redditch is yet the great center of the English needle manufacture. The earliest needles were square-eyed, that shape being most readily produced. Drill-en once a week until about the reign of Queen Anne, when the demand for news from the Duke of Marlborough's army led to their being issued tri-weekly. The first London daily was the Courant, published by Samuel Buckley in 1703. The first established newspaper in England, outside of London, is believed to have been the Norwich pLondon, is believed to have been the Norwich postman, 1706. The first actually published in Scotland was at Edinburgh in 1654. The Dublin News-letter, the earliest Irish paper, was established in 1685. In the United States a newspaper was attempted as early as 1690. The first number was dated September 25 of that year, but its farther issue was prevented by the colo
at it was under the occupancy of the Saracens. It has probably retrograded in health, wealth, morals, productiveness, and in scholastic and executive ability. London remarks, that although the olive is grown in Spain in greater perfection than in Italy, owing to some manorial rights or a system of farming the taxes, all the olers or bellows operated by hydraulic or steam power. Fig. 3426 illustrates the blowing-engine employed for the great organ at the Hall of Arts, South Kensington, London, England. It is a vertical beam-engine, having two steam cylinders of 7 inches diameter and 24 inches stroke, and two blowing cylinders of 24 inches diameter andg the supply according to the ever-varying requirements of the organ. Blowing-engine for the organ Royal Albert, Hall of Arts and Sciences, South Kensington, London. A horizontal engine of 13-horse power, driving a crank to which six large bellows are connected, furnishes compressed air to the reservoirs which supply the
ciated syllables. See Popular science Review, London, July, 1874. Also Silliman's Journal, August,1827 presented a paper to the Royal Society of London on the subject of his invention; but as he kepch took place in 1850. To Mr. Scott Archer of London is due the credit of the negative-collodion praves nothing to be desired. 6. Hannaford of London, in August, 1861, suggested a transfer-processparatus of the kind was a planetarium shown in London in 1791, and purchased by the English governmepys complains that at the Lord Mayor's dinner, London, 1663, the major part of the guests had no napa reservoir at Islington, a northern suburb of London. The water was distributed by wooden mains anh is that between Holborn and Euston Square in London. In this the tube at the straight portions coen from the original press used by Franklin in London, and now in the museum of the United States Pa See Browne's Treatise on the screw-propeller, London, 1867: Burgh's Modern screw propulsion, London[30 more...]
land. r, Berlin and Potsdam, Prussia. s, London and Blackwall, England. t, Manchester and Bd track proposed in 1823 for a railway between London and Edinburgh. The locomotive was to have a tand; the amount at Liverpool exceeding that of London by about one half, while at Seathwaite, Borrowdays of rain in the year, and at Padua 120. London has 220 dry days in the year, and Dublin but 1Barbers were incorporated with the surgeons of London by act of Henry VIII., but were deprived of thDiary, 1662. In the armory of the Tower of London are several Indian pieces known to be as old af India. c is an arquebuse, in the Tower of London, with six chambers in a revolving breech, and s automatic. d is the arm of John Dafts, of London, and has six chambers. e is Elisha Collier', — 1. Watling Street; from Kent, by way of London, to Cardigan Bay, in Wales. 2. Ikenild Streof cement originated about 1812, by Parker, of London. The term Roman is a misnomer. Septaria — no[12 more...]<
in Holland was erected at Saardam. In England, one erected in 153 by a Dutchman was abandoned on account of the opposition of the populace; and more than a century later (1767), when James Stansfield established a wind saw-mill at Limehouse. East London, it was destroyed by a mob. A similar mill had previously been in operation for some years at Leith, Scotland. In 1802. Oliver Evans of Philadelphia constructed a doubleacting high-pressure engine for a boat to run between New Orleans and ase terminating in a platform. The stand-pipes of the London Water Works are of the following hights:— New River84 to 145 feet. Chelsea85 to 135 feet. West Middlesex122 to 188 feet. Grand Junction100 to 151 feet. Lambeth135 feet. East London60 to 107 feet. Stand-pipe for steam-pump. Stand-pipe. The combined engine power is equal to 4,000 horses: delivery, 17,000,000,000 gallons annually. The horse-power is in excess; a reserve being kept. 8,500,000 gallons are raised by
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