The Farmer Volume 10

The Farmer Volume 10

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...It is used largely in the manufacture of varnishes, lacquers, gilding and bronziDg; ir. is a solvent in the stiffening of hats and shoe tips, -in the mauufacture of smokeless powder, celluloid, photographic films and fulminating paper for gun caps; in the manufacture of dyes for silk, cotton and woolen goods, wall paper, printers' ink, and as a fixative for colors in dyeing. Besides its use in the arts of the manufacturer must be reckoned ils wide usefulness in cleaning, heating, lighting, etc. These last two features ere little utilized on account of the high cost, and its use in the many ways mentioned above is greatly curtailed for the same reason. The alcohol light is little known in this country, but we recently examined a French alcohol lamp that made a brilliant, though soft, white light, an ideal light to read and study by, and which, but for the high tax on alcohol, would bean economical one. It works on the principle of a gasoline stove, vaporizing the alcohol and burning the vapor in a mantle such as is used on a gas lamp. As an engine fuel for internal combustion, as in a gasolene engine, its value is now generally recognized. The "Iron Age" (a very conservative authority) says, in this connection; "The facts are so obvious that it is only a question of time when every farmer will have one to aid in all the varied work of the farm."-At present the only available fuel for these engines, and for automobiles, motor cycles, power boats, etc., is gasoline, which is constantly increasing in price. At the same time it is more obnoxious and more dangerous than alcohol would be. If it were possible to get alcohol at a reasonable price it would quickly displace gasoline. One of the greatest arguments favouring the use...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955846
  • 9781236955845