Bulletin Volume 9-12

Bulletin Volume 9-12

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the unprepared row being nearest the building and the kyanized row about 6 inches front of them, all being about 9 inches apart in the row. The soil is coarse gravel, rather binding, containing no clay, and is drained by the cellar of the neighboring building, the walls of which are laid without mortar. This remarkable exhibit seems to establish beyond question the efficiency of the process of kyanizing. Claimed by no one as capable of making lumber last forever, nor of making unsound timber sound, but confidently recommended as of sufficient value, under'nearly all circumstances, to encourage its very general use. The fai't is that the experiments in this direction in this city aro not only unique, but are more practical and extensive, I believe, than have been attempted elsewhere, at any time in this country. The character and intelligence of the men conducting these experiments at once commend the accuracy of their work, and the fact that the corporation undertaking them has lioen a very conservative body, with a degree of permanence in the personnel of its officers, such as to warrant long series of uninterrupted experiments, has also been in favor of good results. My interest in this matter arises from the fact that I have known of these experiments by the Looks and Canals Company for many years. And while they have used them for their own benefit, as they could not, if they cared to, under their charter as a water-power company, undertake to carry on the process of kyanizing for the public, I have felt that the value of the process should be more generally known. And if it would double the life of timber perhaps in its use alone the iiiestio of the preservation of forests would be moro aided than by all the legislation sought, or likely to...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639197
  • 9781236639196