Dock and Lock Machinery

Dock and Lock Machinery

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...206 feet and 18 feet respectively--but the culverts in the lock walls are by no means of small size, as they are 5 feet in width and 7 feet in height, and, being rectangular, have consequently an area of 35 square feet. Fig. 57 shows a cross-section of one of these sluices, and Fig. 58 a front elevation. The sluice has a cast iron frame, and the upper and lower limbs of the frame are sheathed with timber on the down-stream and up-stream sides as required. These sheathings close against the faces of the cast iron bearing frame of the sluice, which is securely bolted to the masonry in the sluice shaft and in the line of the conduit. The axis on which the sluice turns is fixed well above the floor of the The Aire and Calder Navigation is situated in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and in conjunction with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal forms a trans-islandic route for barge traffic, from the Mersey on the west, to the Humber on the east coast of England. The locks are 201-339 feet in length and 18-22J feet in width. ' Inches 12 6 0 Fig. 57. Lock Sluices, Aire And Calder Navigation. Cross-section of sluice for regulation of water level. a Cast iron framing of sluice. b Cast iron body of sluice. c Horizontal shaft. d Packing strips. e Connecting spar to operating gear. Fig. 68. Lock Sluices, Aire And Calder Navigation. Front elevation of sluice for regulation of water level. a Cast iron framing of sluice. 6 Cast iron body of sluice. c Horizontal shaft. e Connecting spar to operating gear. culvert and is therefore out of the reach of the heavier materials which are rolled along that floor by the water, so that the particular difficulties experienced in sluices with vertical axles and footstep bearings have not been encountered in sluices with...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812476
  • 9781236812476