Engineers and Engineering Volume 6

Engineers and Engineering Volume 6

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...been taught by experience how to solve the problem. Shall not we learn from it also? The simple cure of all the evil is to lock the tie and rail together, and hence this fastening, which I now submit to you, hasbeen named the "Tie Lock," as a fit and distinguishing titleIt is covered by no patent, and is submitted to the profession for suggestions in its minor details that may make it more perfect. The proposer is in no way interested in its manufacture or adoption beyond a desire to see it proved, believing that it will be found most beneficial to our railroads. Since our Centennial celebration and the reciprocal communication produced by it between the two countries, America has willingly learned some good lessons from Old England. Is it not unaccountable that her experience in railroad track, in this particular, should have been totally disregarded by us? England has received a very full return for all we have learned from her, from.the introduction of very many of our American improvements. VOL. VI.--12. The efforts requisite to overcome the national prejudice of the English against anything emanating from outsiders, has gradually given way before the inventive genius of America, always progressive and utilitarian. We have no space to enumerate the great number of our improvements which we have sent to our European friends. From the steam-winged messengers that draw their trains 3,000 miles across our continent; from our palace cars that make long travel a pleasure, and locomotion a recreation and rest; from our American bridges that throw their light, strong and economical spans across our wide streams, and from our extended roofs, that with graceful sweep cover the large areas of our railroad depots, down the long list of...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558286
  • 9781236558282