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2 sailingvessels, and 2,624,431 tons in 3,061 steamers. Refrigerating-steamer (section through the steamer and barge). Fig. 5618 is a transverse section through a steamer whose hold is fitted with racks for holding sides of meat for Transatlantic transportation. Such are proposed to carry the surplus meat of Texas or Buenos Ayres to a European market. The proposition has been many times made, but the instance illustrated is that of the steamer Frigorific, 900 tons, intended for the La Plata and Paris trade. The barge shown alongside is intended for the river Seine transportation between Havre and Paris. Both ship and barge are fitted with the Tellier refrigerating apparatus, in which a low degree of temperature is imparted to an air-blast which passes around large plates cooled by the expanded vapor of methylated spirit. See ice-making, pages 1164-68, and Plate XXVI. Some of these refrigerating devices employ ice, and others cool the air by the expansion of previously cond