Harper's; (1885-1886) Volume 72

Harper's; (1885-1886) Volume 72

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... for taking pains, its power to prefer genuineness to gain, and its willingness as well as ability to invest moiieyto any extent in experiments that promise improvement, in securing the very best ores, and in employing capable manageis and men of science. These are Krupifs "open secrets." As one reads on paper the figures of a great establishment it is much the same as reading a catalogue of fossils. Suppose all the saurians and mastodons that look so innocent on paper were suddenly to creep and splash and roar around the paleontologist! In the Essen worki there are 1553 big ovens, 439 steam-boilers, 450 steam-engines (representing_t0 5efl"' 18,500 horse-power), 1622 machine t-00.15. 82 steam-hammers, 21 rolling l5"a'"5_m' volving a daily consumption of 3100 0115 of coal and coke by the 1648_ furnaces, whose draught is through cl_1lm11)'_5 f which one is 280 feet high, with a Lll3l'"' eter of 30 feet at the bottom. The daili consumption of water--brought from the Ruhr by an aqueduct---is 24,700 cub' meters. There are 1778 steel lamps, all 7 cubic meters of gas have been u_ScentsZ annually, though this qualll-It)' 1"!--lust been diminished by the introduction 0 electric lights. The work ceases Only "1" Sunday and on two or three hohdcents1 5 The production is enormous. When tje Emperor William visited the 91%: 1877, Mr. Krupp caused be set 'be goo him the productions of a single 1 1 _l_ rails, 160 wheel tires, 120 =1Xl'-'Si mo way wheels, 430 railway 'ell2"51f1the bomb-sliells. The daily cav=_w"Y 1, works is much more: 2700 rails (two 111150 a half miles), 350 tires 150 axlesl'! "5 wheels, 1000 weshow more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 726g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846060
  • 9781236846068