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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 192 192 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 32 32 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 30 30 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 24 24 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. 23 23 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 20 20 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.) 14 14 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 12 12 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 12 12 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 11 11 Browse Search
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came for payment, his portion of the stick was laid against that in possession of the exchequer, and if they tallied the claim was admitted, perhaps paid. This system survived the introduction of Arabic numerals into England about 670 years. In 1826 the time came for the venerable system to abdicate in favor of the other Oriental method which had been asserting itself for so long. The pile of sticks, in companies, regiments, and brigades, that had by this time accumulated was something terri, that the faces of the jaws are dies, exactly corresponding to the twist of the auger. Auger-twisting dies and blank. Auger, square-hole. An auger to cut square holes was described in the Journal of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 1826, as the invention of Mr. A. Branch, of New York. It consisted of a twisted auger operating in a square socket which had a sharp lower edge, and which cut away the margin of the square hole as the auger itself bored a round hole in advance. Han
idges have been devised in the United States to be both rim and center fire, and guns have also been made to fire either or both kinds of cartridges. The idea of using sheet metal for this purpose seems to have originated with the French. In 1826, Cazalat patented a cartridge of this kind (a, Fig. 1154), having a receptacle with a covering patch of water-proof paper for fulminate at its base. A hole in the bottom of the cup admitted fire to the charge. This appears to have been in advancstment. The teeth are curved prongs which enter the soil obliquely and raise weeds to the surface; the trash passes up the incline, and falls over the rear ends of the teeth, which are thus self-cleaning. Finlayson's cultivator c (British, 1826) is made of iron, and the prongs are arranged on parallel, transverse bars of the frame, which is supported on a caster-wheel in front and two wheels at the rear. The depth of tilth is regulated by a lever, which is connected to the carriage of t
by loss of sails or rudder. It was patented under the name of a drag-sheet, by Burnet (English) 1826. It is sometimes made, in an emergency, of spars lashed together to form a triangular or rectangieutenant Drummond, Royal Engineers, during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in England, about 1826, to supply a deficiency which was found to exist in the means of making distant stations visible practical application was described in two papers published in the Philosophical Transactions of 1826 and 1831. The apparatus consists of a lamp which admits oxygen and hydrogen gas at the respect1815, the Watt engine20,000,000 In 1820, the improved Cornish engine, average duty28,000,000 In 1826, the improved Cornish engine, average duty30,000,000 Pounds, 1 foot high. In 1827, the imprd lain there 190 years. Prussian blue was discovered by Diesbach, at Berlin, 1710; aniline, in 1826, by Unverdorben. In 1856, Perkin, experimenting with aniline, treated it with bichromate of pota
the enemy, against a bridge or other object which may be burned by the fire or destroyed by the resulting explosion. Fire-ships were used at the siege of insular Tyre. By the Rhodians against the Syrians, 150 B. C. In the action near Carthage, when the fleet of Basilicus was destroyed by Genseric. In the naval warfare of the Knights of Malta and the Turks. At the siege of Antwerp, 1585. By Sir Francis Drake against the Spanish Armada, 1588. By the Greeks against the Turks, 1826. The Chinese against the English in the villainous opium-war. In 1760 they formed a regular portion of the British navy. As a distinct class of vessels, they are now discontinued. They are particularly serviceable in defence and in attacking ships at anchor, and besides the skillful but ineffectual use of them by the Chinese, the instance may be mentioned of the fire-rafts which were launched by the Confederate forces against the approaching fleet of Farragut as he forced the passag
o cut off the steam at an earlier or later period of the stroke of the piston, so that with the increased boiler-pressure or lighter work the steam shall be cut off earlier in the stroke, and when greater work is imposed on the engine or the steampressure flags, the steam-cylinder shall receive steam from the boiler during a larger proportion of the stroke of the piston. The combination of the governor with a cut-off valve-gear was first published in the Repertory of patent inventions for 1826, as the invention of James Whitelaw. There are many forms of this device, and the applications are made to slide and to puppet valves. In the illustration it is shown as applied to a cylindrical valve. The variable cam C on the stem which is raised or depressed by the vertical motions of the governor-balls makes two revolutions to each stroke of the engine. The two distinct fields of the cam have different radii, and act upon the short arm of a bell-crank lever D connected at its other
yard.68, mizzen-topsail braces. 32, main-topgallant yard.69, mizzen-topgallant lifts. 33, cross-jack yard.70, mizzen-topgallant braces. 71, mizzen-stay.78, ensign-halliards. 72, mizzen-topmast stay.79, spanker-peak halliards. 73, mizzen-royal stay.80, jib-boom martingale-stay. 74, mizzen-shrouds.81, flying jib-boom martingale-stay. 76, mizzen-topmast backstays. 76, mizzen-royal backstays.82, martingale back-ropes. 77, spanker-vangs.83, bobstays. Guppy's mast, English patent, 1826, consisted, instead of a single pole or spar, of a pair of spars stepped into the ends of the beams and uniting at the crosstrees, forming an isosceles triangle. Being hinged at the deck, they were designed to be lowered fore and aft, depending for their stability in use upon the stays. Shuldham's revolving mast (English patent) is capable of rotation, so as to present the sails in the required direction by rotation on its axis, instead of veering the yards. Here, as in regard to many
he secret of his process. It was recovered during the reign of Elizabeth, by Growse, a German. 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-eyed needles, after many unsuccessful attempts, were first brought out in 1826. The burnishing machine, in which the needles are strung on a steel wire to which rapid revolution is imparted, was introduced two years later. By this, a beautiful finish is imparted to the eye. The process of hardening them in oil was introduced in 1840, water having been previously used for this purpose, which caused a large proportion of them to become crooked, requiring the services of a large number of workmen to straighten them. These being thrown out of employment by the new proc
tion of a pair of shears to cut the paper into suitable lengths as it issued from the machine. 1826. Canson in France applied the system of rarefying the air beneath the web, used in the Dickenson scertain the density of the earth have been made with the pendulum by Professor Airy in the years 1826 – 28, in deep mines in Cornwall, and later in other places at great depths and hights. From thurn on water, and is only extinguished by earth. In Crawford's Embassy to Ava, published about 1826, appears the following: Petroleum wells supply the whole Burman Empire with oil for lamps and alsman characters, upper case. It was comprised in nineteen volumes. Gall's alphabet, Edinburgh, 1826, was a modified Roman, but in the process of simplification attained a certain resemblance to som, among which may be cited the Punic, Oscan, and Greek. He published a book in this character in 1826, and the Gospel of St. John in 1829-34. Gall is regarded as the principal promoter of the art in
ine was abandoned. This road was publicly opened September 15, 1830. The first railway in the United States was one of two miles long from Milton to Quincy, in 1826; cars drawn by horses. The Baltimore and Ohio Railway was commenced July 4, 1828, and was the first passenger railway in America, 15 miles being opened in 1830. suspended and reciprocating sideways to carry the grain off to the side The machine was pushed ahead of the horse, or was propelled by hand. The machine of Bell, 1826, which was brought forward to confound the American exhibitors in 1851, has the same kind of cutters, and was also propelled. 1820. Mann had revolving rakes on 1825. Ten Eyk had a horizontal cylinder, with spiral knives cutting against straight edges. The same was shown by Budding in 1830. Bell's reaping-machine (1826). 1828. Samuel Lane, of Maine, combined the reaper and thrasher. 1831. Manning had a row of fingers and a reciprocatingknife. It was pushed in front of the
English patent, No. 6,931. of 1835. Of Lye's sewing-machine, patented in the United States in 1826, no record exists. The fire of 1836 consumed all the records, and but few comparatively were resmarine, for the purpose of announcing the hours of work, signaling, etc. It was invented about 1826 by Adrian Stephens, chief mechanic at Plymouth Works, England, and afterward of Merthyr Tydvil, Wrly railways of England horses were employed for 150 years. The Milton and Quincy, Mass, Railway, 1826; the Baltimore and Ohio, 1830; the Mohawk and Hudson, N. Y., 1830, were all worked by horses at tering or leaving San Francisco Harbor, was discovered by Captain Beechey, of H. M. S. Blossom, in 1826. It is situated nearly midway between the islands of Alcatraz and Yerba Buena, and its top was bSir Samuel Brown; it had 449 feet span. Telford's bridge, over the Menai strait, was finished in 1826. It was suspended by rods of iron, 5 in a set, 4 of these constituting a link of the chain; thes
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