The Builder Volume 42

The Builder Volume 42

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...below water-line. Messrs. George Farmiloe & Sons (Bay 19) are exhibitors of water-closets and American drawn-lead traps for closets, baths, and sinks. Mr. Henry Conolly (Stand 47) is an exhibitor of improved valve closets with overflow basins, water-waste preventers, and other goods of the kind which deserve attention. Pneumatic Bells, Despalch Tu.bc-', and Specking Tubes, are shown by Mr. Zimdars at Stand 65. The pneumatic despatch tube is provided with a "carrier" for letters or other papers desired to be conveyed from one part of a building to another, and is, indeed, on the same principle as the pneumatic tubes in use by the Telegraph Department of the Post Oifice. The speaking-tube shown at this stand is worth attention. The trumpet-mouth at either end, when not in use, is fixed into a sort of catch. By the act of liberating one end of the tube in order to speak through it, a pneumatic bell is rung at the other end of the tube, to give notice to the person in the room where it is placed that some one desires to speak to him. In the same way as at the other end he releases his end of the tube readyto listen and reply, the act of releasing his end ringing a pneumatic bell at the opposite end, and thus intimating his readiness to be spoken to. Spence's Metal.---This useful material, to which we have _on former occasions made refe. rence, is shown at Stand 82 in some of its varied applications. Its artistic and decorative capabilities are shown in numerous busts and statuettes, and in panels in relief for cabinets, chimneypieces, &c., some of the busts, however, would appear to better advantage if allowed to remain untouched by the bronzer. The green bronze applied to the features in some of the specimens gives them...show more

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  • Paperback | 982 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,715g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841352
  • 9781236841353