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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 88 88 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 44 44 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 42 42 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 12 12 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
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. 8 8 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 7 7 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 7 7 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906 4 4 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 4 4 Browse Search
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rth Seas at Kiel was opened 1785. That from the Cattegat to the Baltic, 1794-1800. The main line of the Ganges Canal, 525 miles long, for irrigating the country between the Ganges and the Jumna, was opened in 1854. When completed, it will be 900 miles long, and will irrigate 1,470,000 acres. Its estimated cost is £ 1,555,548. Sir Proby Cautley, engineer. The canal in England joining the Trent and the Witham was made A. D. 1134, in the reign of Henry I. The Bridgewater Canal commenced in 1759. In England there are 2,800 miles of canals. Of the American canals : — The James River and Kanawha, 147 miles long, overcomes the greatest grade, having a lift of 1,916 feet. The Morris and Essex, 101 miles long, overcomes a grade of 1,674 feet, accomplished by 29 locks and 22 inclined planes. The Erie, by DeWitt Clinton, is the longest, 363 miles, with 84 locks. The Erie Canal was commenced in 1817, and completed in 1825. The main line leading from Albany, on the Hudson, to
ueen Elizabeth refused a patent to William Lee on account of the value of his invention; as it would interfere with the employment of a great number of her subjects, and to make the stockings for a whole people was too large a grant for any individual. About the same style of remark as was urged by Jefferson against one of Oliver Evans's patents, the hopper-boy, so called. Cottom stockings were first made by hand about 1730. The Derby ribbed stockings were patented by Jeremiah Strutt, in 1759. The knotter frame patented by Horton, 1776. Of a Chinese village called the old Duck, the Abbe Hue writes: What struck us most in this place was that the art of knitting, which we had imagined unknown in China, was here carried on very busily; and, moreover, not by women, but by men. Their work appeared to be very clumsy; the stockings they made were like sacks; and their gloves had no separation for the fingers. It looked very odd, too, to see moustachioed fellows sitting before their
nd-molds of wire, which molds were made by hand of wires laid parallel and secured at intervals by a fine wire binding. This could be readily made of sufficient size for such sheets as were then required, and the paper of that day shows by its margin the mark of the deckle. The following will indicate the succession and dates of the inventions in the line of paper-making machines. Some collateral points of interest are also noted:— 1750. Woven paper-molds introduced by Baskerville. 1759. The rag-engine introduced into England from Holland, where it was invented about 1750. 1790. The practice of bluing paper is said to have originated about this time from the circumstance of an English papermaker's wife having accidentally dropped her blue bag into some pulp in an advanced state of preparation. 1798. Louis Robert, a workman in the establishment of Didot, at Essone, France, announced that he had discovered a way of making sheets of paper of large size by machinery. 17
rly through or betwixt these rollers, a succession of other rollers, moving proportionally faster than the first, draw the fiber into any degree of fineness that may be desired. Paul acknowledges the receipt of £ 20,000 from his patents. He died 1759. See spinning-head. Arkwright, the great inventor of spinning-frames, was born December 23, 1736, and began business life as a barber. His improvements followed on the track of those previously patented by Lewis Paul, but their greater succeocomotive.) It has now been again adapted to common roads. See road-locomotive; road-roller; traction-engine. Savery proposed the use of the high-pressure steam-engine for propelling carriages. Cugnot's steam-carriage. Dr. Robinson, in 1759, suggested to Watt the use of steam for the purpose; the latter afterward specified it in general terms in one of his patents, but never practically carried out the idea. Cugnot, a Frenchman, constructed a steamcar-riage in 1769, and exhibited
of the eighteenth century, divi-divi, from Caraccas in 1768. Catechu at a much later period. Steam-heating vats seem to have originated in America, but formed the subject of a French patent of 1822. The quick process was proposed by McBride in 1759, but he extracted the tanning material with lime-water. It was not until 1793-95 that the active 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 ool off the spindle, drop it into a hopper, replace it by another spool, and continue the winding. Each machine winds eight spools at a time, at the rate of 300 dozen per day. The thread and gauze manufacture was begun at Paisley, in Scotland, 1759. 2. The spiral projecting rib on the shaft of a screw. 3. (Mining.) A slight vein of ore, smaller than a branch, passing off from the main vein into the rock. Thread-car′ri-er. (Knitting-machine.) The hook or eyelet on the carria