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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 228 228 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) 62 62 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 38 38 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 37 37 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. 36 36 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 29 29 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.) 29 29 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 26 26 Browse Search
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) 24 24 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.) 12 12 Browse Search
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was an articulated pipe whose joints rendered it flexible, so as to accommodate itself to the shape of the river-bed. It is stated to have been a success. Pont-y-cysyllte aqueduct. The Croton Aqueduct was commenced in 1837 and completed in 1842, costing $8,575,000. Its length is 40 1/2 miles, 33 miles of which distance it is built of stone, brick, and cement, arched above and below. It has a capacity for discharging 60,000,000 of gallons per day. It is carried over the Harlem River br, and as showing that only some seven years after the first successful application of steam as a motive-power for vessels, it was proposed to employ it as a means of propulsion for iron-clad floating batteries. Gregg's ball-proof vessel. In 1842 the late R. L. Stevens commenced at New York the construction of an iron-clad warvessel, under an agreement with the government, which seems to have never been completed. This vessel, it is understood, was intended for speed, her lines being
over the muzzle of the musket and was held in position by a stud on the barrel. The ring-bayonet was introduced in 1693, and the socketbayonet in 1703. This form continued in use for about 150 years, an annular clasp and screw being added about 1842 in the United States service. The sword bayonet b seems to be of very recent origin, having been first recognized in the United States army in 1856. Its utility as a weapon is very questionable. It is believed that this form of bayonet was fi jacket around the fuel-chamber. The flame and heat, after direct passage through the flues, pass backwardly alongside the furnace-jacket and beneath the steam-jacket of the pan. The following United States patents may be consulted:— Guiteau1842.Garrison1862. Hull1855.Hull1863. Humphreys1856.Farrar1863. Heims1859.Platt1869. Pratt1862.Gilson1870. Chapin1862.Howarth1871. Brine-pump. (Steam-engine.) A pump worked by the engines to withdraw the super-salted water from the boiler
modern times. See stone-cutting. The doors of Solomon's Temple were of olive-tree wood, and on them were carved cherubim and palm-trees and open flowers. The carving was overlaid with gold. Other doors were of fir, similarly carved and plated. The doors of the temple of the Indian idol Somnauth were of sandal-wood elaborately carved. They were taken by Mahmoud of Ghizni, A. D. 1024, and were made the entrance-doors to his tomb in Afghanistan. They were retaken by the British in 1842, and the Governor-General, after a paean in their praise worthy of a fakir, ordered them to be restored with all honor to the obscene idol, avenging the insult of 800 years. Good sense stepped in and countermanded the absurd order. See door. Carv′ing—chisel. A chisel having an oblique edge and a basil on both sides. A skew chisel. Carv′ing—knife. A large-sized knife used for cutting meat at table. It is usually handsomely mounted. The carving-knives of two centuries since w
strip off the gold before he pitched these things into the muddy waters of the river, which delivers yearly into the Bay of Bengal 534,600,000 tons of solid matter. Mahmoud, about 1024, after desolating Northern India for some years, came to Somnauth, and — omitting the details — plundered from the Temple of Siva the destroyer the rich offerings of centuries, carrying them and the doors of the temple to Afghanistan, where the latter were made the doors of his tomb. Here they rested till 1842, when the English, stung to madness by the massacre of 26,000 soldiers and camp followers in the Kyber pass, in the month of January of the same year, invaded Afghanistan in force, and conquered Akbar Khan. Lord Ellenborough, inflated with an august desire for poetical, historical, and every other kind of retribution, seized upon the doors of Mahmoud's tomb as representatives of the success of Mohammedan domination, and carried them back to India proper, chanting a paean whose refrain was th
albot, Hearder, Hjorth, and others. Professor Jacobi of St. Petersburg, in 1838-39, succeeded in propelling a boat upon the Neva at the rate of four miles an hour, by means of a machine on this principle. The boat was 28 feet long, about 7 feet wide, drew about 3 feet water. The battery used consisted of sixty-four pairs of plates, and propelled the boat by paddlewheels. He also applied his engine to working machinery, but without decided success. Page's electro-magnetic engine. In 1842, Davidson constructed an electro-magnetic locomotive-engine which attained a speed of about four miles an hour on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. E-lec′tro-mag-net′ic ma-chine′. See electro-magnetic engine. E-lec′tro-mag-net′ic Reg′u-la-tor. A device for maintaining an even heat in an apartment, a bath, or a furnace. See thermostat. E-lec′tro-mag-net′ic Tel′e-graph. A signaling, writing, printing, or recording apparatus in which the impulses proceed from a m
f, and the discharge is at m; n is the air-chamber. Steam-power for extinguishing fires was in use in manufacturing establishments many years before it was employed on portable machines. Every factory of any pretensions had its steam-driven pump, with hose and other attachments calculated to reach every portion of the establishment. About the year 1830, Captain Ericsson, then of the firm of Braithwaithe and Ericsson, London, England, built and exhibited a portable steam fire-engine. In 1842 or 1843 he produced a similar engine in New York City, and it was tested, but never brought into regular service. The engine delivered 9,000 gallons an hour to a hight of ninety feet through a 7/8-inch nozzle. It was ignited at the station, and drawn by horses to the fire. The time occupied in getting up steam was eighteen minutes. The motion of the wheels worked the bellows to blow the fire in the furnace. Cincinnati was the first city to adopt the steamer as a permanent portion of its
s for holding the flint, which was caused to strike a pivoted lip called the battery, throwing it back and dropping a shower of sparks into the pan containing the priming. In 1807 Rev. Mr. Forsyth obtained a patent in England for a fulminating powder, which was to be placed in a magazine at the breech of the gun and fired by a pin. Various modifications were devised prior to the introduction of the common copper cap, about 1816. This, however, made its way rather slowly. It was not until 1842 that the percussion lock and cap were adopted in the United States military service. The adaptation of the flint-lock to cannon was easy, it being merely necessary to secure the lock in position by a ring around the breech of the gun; when the hammer fell back, on firing, the blast from the vent passed freely, without injury to the lock. It was otherwise with percussion-locks when applied to a vent two tenths of an inch in diameter. The shock of the blast would soon have destroyed such a
ting, and mounted 16 guns, all of which could be fought on one side. They were frequently struck by shot, but received no severe injury. The English at the same time built gunboats very similar in size and construction. As far back, however, as 1842, Mr. Theodore R. Timby had invented an iron-plated turret, adapted either to ships or fortifications. See monitor; turret. The civil war of 1861 gave a great impetus to improvements in iron-clad vessels; the success of the monitors inducing tggested by C. W. Williams. See bulkhead. Iron vessels for America, Ireland, France, India, and China were built in Scotland and on the Mersey, 1833-39. The iron steam-vessels Nemesis and Phlegethon were used in the villainous Opium War of 1842. They were not the last vessels built on the Clyde for piratical expeditions. The Ironsides was the first iron sailing vessel of any magnitude employed for sea voyages. The Great Britain, built at Liverpool, was the boldest effort in iron s
ly dry and seasoned, and fit for use. Large timbers will require a proportionate time, according to their thickness. Some processes of similar import may be shortly stated. In Bethel's process, creosote is employed and forced under heavy pressure into the pores of the wood. (1838.) Robbins expels moisture by heat and then saturates with coal-tar, resin, or bituminous oils, at 325° Fah. (1865). Blythe treats with steam combined with hydrocarbon vapor. Burnett employs chloride of zinc in solution, under pressure. (1838.) Boucherie used pyrolignite of iron. (1840.) Payne, sulphate of iron. (1842.) Margary, acetate or sulphate of copper. (1837.) Van der Weyde, solution of silicate of potash. Heinemann: boil wood in alkaline solution, and treat, under pressure and heat, with resin, carbolic acid, and tar. Nicholson, tar and petroleum. Behr, solution of borax. Earl, protosulphate of iron. Payen, superficial carbonization. See wood, preservation of.
he timber columns supporting the frame of the superstructure were secured. These were united together by diagonal braces extending from the foot of one to the top of another. The first cast-iron lighthouse was put up at Point Morant, Jamaica, in 1842. The tower is formed of 9 tiers of plates, 10 feet high and 3/4 inch thick, united to each other by bolts and flanges on the inside. The plates of each tier have a common radius. It was filled in with masonry and concrete to the hight of 27 feem and smoke were conveyed by a pipe (b) to the chimney, which device soon developed into the steam-blast. Puffing Billy was at work more or less until 1862, when it was laid up as a memorial in the British Patent Office Museum. Hedley died in 1842. In 1815, Dodds and Stephenson patented an engine (shown by side and end views, Fig. 2985), in which the power might be applied either through wrists, at angles of 90° to each other on the driving-wheel, or an endless chain working in gearing o
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