The American Engineer Volume 9

The American Engineer Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...of railways In India and South Africa.--A bill is before the New York legislature to complete the Brooklyn bridge which simply means to extend the Brooklyn terminus to a more available point for a focus Of the main lines of travel In Brooklyn.--It is said that during the last twenty years there has been taken from the Sierra forests on Lake Tahoe and the Truokee basin timber amounting in value to $80,0O0, noo, and paid for at the Virginia (Nev.) mines.--Secretary Whitney has refused to aocept the dispatch boat. Dolphin, until the vessel has been fully examined to sec that the contract has been complied with and the engines develop the stipulated indicated power on a new spied trial.--It is stated that Eastport, la., the railway terminus opposite Nebraska City, is being washed away so rapidly by the Missouri that nothing of the town site will soon remain. The "driblet system" of government appropriation is responsible.--The Lawrence Machine Shop, of Lawrence, Mass., are out with a circular descriptive of a direct, coupled, Westinghouse Engine and centrifugal pump. The arrangement is of course good, as are those of engines coupled directly to saw-mill mandrels or to dynamos.--From an interview with a Canadian "Captain" who commanded one of Yarrow's light draft boats on the Nile, we judge that the American art of warping up rapids and swift currents has not yet been learned nor that these boats are provided with proper gear for the purpose.--Of the $14, ooii.ouo appropriated at the close of the first session of the last Congress for rivers and harbors, there was about $9,000,000 balance In the treasury in the latter part of February. This will continue many works, keep others in repair, preserve plant and keep the personnel from...show more

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,021g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526961
  • 9781236526960