Central Reporter; All Cases Determined in the Courts of Last Resort, as Follows

Central Reporter; All Cases Determined in the Courts of Last Resort, as Follows : New York ... New Jersey ... Pennsylvania ... Delaware ... Maryland ... District of Columbia Volume 4

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...out of repair, and insufficient for the use to which it was devoted; and against it he makes these complaints which I will notice specially. 1. The flucs of the engine were foul and somewhat stopped up. The only efiect of this was that steam was generated less rapidly and the power of the engine was thus diminished. 2. The main valve in the steam chest leaked and that diminished the power of the engine by djust so much as the steam escaped, audit ha no other effect. 8. But the more serious defect was that the throttle valve leaked. One efiect of a leakage of steam through the throttle valve is that the steam cannot be entirely shut off; and the consequence is that an engine with such a defect maly move from its position when placed at rest, un ess blocked. But when the throttle valve is open and the engine in motion, there can be no leakage as all the steam passes through theopen valve; and hence this defect does not interfere with the power of the engine. There is another etfect cause by the leaking of the steam throu h the throttle valve, which is the only one so gar as I can perceive which can be claimed to have any bearing here. In the case of such leaking it is frequentl more difllcult to throw over the lever and thus reverse the engine. The claim of the plaintiff is that when his foot was caught, he immediately signaled the engineer to stop; and that if the throttle valve ha been in order, the engineer could have more readily reversed the engine and thus have arrested its motion before his leg was crushed. But the diiliculty with this claim is that the undisputed facts stund in its way. There is no proof that the engineer saw or eard plaintiffs siinal when he first gave it. The only person w o was upon the engine and saw what took...
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  • Paperback | 978 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,710g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973674
  • 9781236973672