The Atlantic Ferry; Its Ships, Men, and Working

The Atlantic Ferry; Its Ships, Men, and Working

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...direct to the pinion on the screw-shaft by four sets of teeth. One great novelty about these engines was the fitting of a surface condenser, which, although tried earlier, was given up, owing to the difficulty experienced in keeping the tubes tight; by this time, however, it was again being brought forward and made serviceable. Another form of geared engine for screw propulsion, was the steeple type introduced in the earlier Inman steamers. Considerable trouble was experienced in all these engines with the gearing, owing to the heavy wear, which required constant renewal of the wooden teeth, and it was eventually found that they gave more trouble than the engines connected direct on to the screw-shaft. Section at XY Looking Forward. THREE CYLINDER COMPOUND ENGINES, MONTANA AND DAKOTA. After the engines for screw machinery were arranged so as to be connected direct to the propeller-shaft, many types came into vogue, each line favouring its own form, the Inman adopting the horizontal trunk engine, the Cunard the inverted direct-acting, followed afterwards by the Guion and other lines. The Guion Line in its first vessels adopted the inverted direct-acting engine, but afterwards changed, in the Wyoming and Wisconsin, to the type having one vertical cylinder and one horizontal with trunk, both working on the same crank. They were followed afterwards by the type shown on pp. 178, 179, which were fitted in the Montana. There was one inverted high-pressure cylinder working direct on the forward crank-shaft, and two horizontal low-pressure with return connectingrods, one on each side of the vessel. The valves of these engines, as also of the Wyoming and other vessels, were of the Corliss type, as may be noticed by the shape of the cylinders and the parts...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618408
  • 9781236618405