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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 68 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 52 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 46 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 45 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 34 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 22 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 16 0 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 16 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 13 1 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 10 0 Browse Search
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in 1654288,000 Fell in 1703. Recast in 1733432,00021.23 Broken in 1737. Moscow (St. Ivan's)127,830 Burmah (Amarapoora)260,000 Pekin130,000 Novogorod62,000 Vienna (1711)40,2009.8 Olmutz40,000 Rouen40,000 Sens34,0008.6 Erfurth30,800 Westminster ( Big Ben, 1858)30,324 London (Houses of Parliament)30,000 Paris (Notre Dame, 1680)28,6728.67 1/2 Montreal (1847)28,5608.68 1/4 Cologne25,000 New York (City Hall)23,0008.6 1/2 to 7 New York (Fire-alarm, 33d Street)21,612 York ( Great Pedescribed by Paulus Aeguieta about A. D. 780. Bron′tern. A brazen vessel in the basement below a stage, to imitate thunder. Bronze. 1. An alloy composed of copper and tin, sometimes with a little zinc and lead. The Big-Ben bell of Westminster, the largest bell in England, is composed of 22 parts copper, 2 parts tin. Gun-metal is a bronze, 9 parts copper, 1 of tin. It is probable that some of the ancient alloys which we read of as brass were really bronze. The Phoenicians br
hich impinged upon the air, the latter affording a resistance proportioned to the size, number, radius, angle, and speed of the vanes. Such was the case probably with: — A. D. 1380, the clock erected by Richard of Wallingford, abbot of St. Albans. During the same century a pulsating regulator was introduced into France. A. D. 1364, Henry de Wyck, or de Vick, a German, erected a clock in a tower of the palace of Charles V., at Paris. A. D. 1368, a striking clock was erected at Westminster. A. D. 1370, clocks at Strasburg and Courtray, after which they became quite common. The pulsating arrangement of Henry de Wyck consisted of an alternating balance, which was formed by suspending two heavy weights from a horizontal bar fixed at right angles to an upright arbor, and the movement was accelerated or retarded by diminishing or increasing the distance of the weights from the arbor. This clock, which had no regulating spring, was the type of the astronomical clocks use
an opaque solution of iodine in bisulphide of carbon, while the invisible heating or ultra-red rays are transmitted. A current of cool water circulates in the jacket on the outside of the cell to keep the volatile bisulphide cool. p represents a piece of blackened platinum held in the focus of the mirror to be heated to redness by the invisible heat-rays, although no light passes out through the solution. The electric light on the Victoria tower of the British Houses of Parliament at Westminster is generated by a Gramme magneto-electric machine, driven by an engine in a vault of the House of Commons, and connected with the signaling-point by two copper wires half an inch in diameter and 900 feet long. The machine consists of a permanent horseshoe-magnet, between the poles of which revolves an electro-magnet, consisting of a ring of soft iron round which is wound an insulated conducting wire, continuous, but disposed in sections. The light apparatus is placed within a lantern 5
th a traveling-crane was introduced into England at the building of Euston Station of the Northwestern Railway. London, and subsequently was used at the raising of the Nelson Column, Trafalgar Square, London, and the new Houses of Parliament, Westminster. See over-head-crane; traveling-crane. The square timber-scaffolding was, however, used on the Cologne Cathedral from the commencement of its building, A. D. 1248, and probably will be for several hundred years to come on the same structu the compound, which inflames as soon as it comes in contact with the air. Signal-light. In Fig. 5083, A B are side and end elevations of Cooke's apparatus for displaying the electric light from the clocktower of the Parliament Houses at Westminster. t t′ are two screws which receive the terminals of the battery-wires, from whence the positive and negative currents are conducted respectively to the hinges h h′ of the stand, and thence to the studs i i′ which transmit it to the carbon p<
to suggest the abolition of this barbarous custom, and immediately all the red tape in all the public departments turned redder at the idea of so bold a conception; and it was not until the year 1826 that the custom of keeping these Exchequer accounts by willow tallies ceased. In 1834 it was found that a large accumulation of these tallies had grown up in the course of time, and the question arose what was to be done with these old worm-eaten, useless bits of wood. They were housed at Westminster. Common-sense would have suggested that they should be given for firewood to some of the poor miserable people who abounded in that neighborhood; but official routine could not endure that, and accordingly an order was given that they should be burned privately. They were burned in a stove in the House of Lords; but the stove being overheated by them set fire to the paneling of the room, the paneling set fire to the House of Lords, the House of Lords set fire to the House of Commons, a
gn of Nero. Its use seems to have gradually become more general during the dark ages, principally, however, in ecclesiastical edifices. Painter's window-jack. Glass windows were placed in the monastery of Weremouth, A. D. 647. St. Jerome, who wrote early in the fifth century, and Gregory of Tours, who wrote in the sixth century, mention glass windows. The use, however, was not general in the twelfth century. Henry III. had glass windows in his palace of Woodstock, 1265, and at Westminster. Chaucer mentions them. Scattering mention is made of them in succeeding ages, and they became common in farm-houses about 1600. The Venetians led the way among European nations, and attained great excellence, both in quality and taste of design; their ware was regarded with admiration, and has been preserved in England among other articles of vertu. A factory was established in England in 1557, and improved in 1635, about which time pit coal was substituted for wood. In 1670,