Description and Strength of Some of the Indian and Burman Timbers

Description and Strength of Some of the Indian and Burman Timbers

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...logs having a" maximum girt of 4 cubits and 40 feet in length" are procurable. The leaves are equally pinnated with 0 to 10 pairs of oblong leaflets;legumes flat, narrow, and slightly curved, containing from 0 to 10 seeds. The wood is of a yellowish brown color, sometimes beautifully marked with irregular black streaks, it is close-grained, hard and durable, but not stiff; it works kindly with a smooth' surface, and stands a good polish. A cubic foot of unseasoned wood weighs from - to 20 lbs. Us4s.-;-The wood is little known in Madras;judging from the texture and appearance of the wood, it is well adapted for furniture: the Burmese use it for mallets, walking sticks, and helves. Experiments on the Elasticity, direct Cohesion, and comparative Strength ofsome of the Indianand Burman Timbers. 40. Characteristics and uses.--This wood possesses no strength whatever as a building material, being inferior in transverse strength and direct cohesive power;it is very light and str the grains are close, even, and straight, of a whitish brown color, and easily worked. Specimens of this wood, with those of Castanea Martabanica were sent to the Gun Carriage Manufactory from Burmah by Captain Benson, who states, the tre4 grows from 4 to 5 feet in girt, and recommends it as a good substitute for Deal. A cubic foot of unseasoned wood weighs fr'm 21 to 2 lbs. Uses.--From the lightness of the wood and the fineness of 9s grain, I think it is well adapted for light fancy articles, camel trunks, and packing cases. 41. Characteristics and uses.--The wood is nearly similar in appearance to Castanea Indica, but superior to it in strength, it is also a tougher and harder wood, but not so close in the grain;the tree is said by Captain Benson to grow from 4...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236631501
  • 9781236631503