The Architecture of Country Houses

The Architecture of Country Houses

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...into farm lanes by the gates at L L. In the centre is a large trough or reservoir, W, kept full by a hydraulic ram, which gives a constant supply of water to all the yards, without any labor for the farmer About Philadelphia, and in many parts of this state, the Hydraulic ram--the most perfect little water engine known--is used to supply barn-yards and farmeries with water. Wherever there is a perpetual spring or stream, within a few hundred feet of the barns, the overflow of which will fill a pipe of 1-inches bore, a hydraulk ram may be set up, at about the cost of digging a well of moderate depth, which will convey a constant supply of water to the house or farm-yard, or both. Fig. 101, which is the elevation of the front range of the farmery, on the line A B, will give an idea of the exterior appearance of a part of the buildings. They are here supposed to be built of wood, with roof projecting 20 inches, weatherboarding vertical, with plain battens, 2 inches wide. This plan, and, indeed, all others made without knowing the special wants of the farm for which they are intended, must only be regarded as affording suggestions to the proprietor about to build. The details, both of plan and construction, must depend partly on the character and extent of the farm, and partly on the means which can be judiciously expended for this purpose. Stables And Farm Buildings For The West. We are indebted to Professor J. W. Turner, of Illinois, for the following exceedingly practical and judicious hints for farm buildings in the West. The difference between the older states on the seacoast and those more newly settled in the valley of the Mississippi, is so great, that while many of his remarks will be of little value in our part of the Union, they will be...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634055
  • 9781236634054