Engineering Volume 4

Engineering 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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...or that the remedy is simple and inexpensive. The key to the solution of this important problem of the direct application of steam to tunnelling consists simply in the combination of a steam-generator with a vacuum pipe, a combination which fulfils every coudition required in the economical and convenient generation and application of steam, and at the same time secures a ventilation incomparably more perfect than any other system can furnish, even at an expenditure in construction aud maintenance ot machinery many times greater. (Tu be Continued.) THE INSTITUTION. TiranE can be but few English engineers who would not acknowledge to some degree of pride in the Institution of Civil Engineers, even although not themselves members of this, the single representative body of our profession. It is honoured, too, and respected abroad, and that in every part of the civilised world. Besides its present and practical advantage as a focus and repository of engineering knowledge, and as affording some guarantee of the qualifications of its members, the Institution has a history of which the whole profession is proud, and which invests the unpretending house in Great George'-street with many cherished associations. None who have sat in its theatre when Stephenson and Brunei presided over and took part in the discussions, could hear, except with deep pain, of any present dissensions there calculated to lessen its usefulness and influence. Although a purely voluntary association, as much so as any club, and possessing no powers of interference with engineering practice or practitioners, the Institution nevertheless does exercise a moral influence upon, and impart a tone to, English engineering, to which the profession and the public alike owe much....
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 59mm | 2,077g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567617
  • 9781236567611