Industrial Engineering and the Engineering Digest Volume 4

Industrial Engineering and the Engineering Digest 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: large proportion of which has been for new parks, drives, roads, etc., with the idea of improving and beautifying the city streets. This applies to the smaller towns as well as the larger cities, but after the condition of the drives, roads and streets have been improved, how many are properly taken care of, and kept in a sanitary condition? Tarvia and other oil and asphalt preparations have been more or less successful in overcoming the dust nuisance on dirt and macadam roads, but the streets of nine out of ten cities are still in a most unsanitary condition, and on windy days the dust is almost unbearable. In the early spring and fall, when the wind is strong, the dust is not only annoying, but an actual menace to public health. It is a strange fact that one city department (Health) will spend large sums trying to re duce the amount of disease, while another department (Street Cleaning) is constantly raising the germ-carrying dust, which not only covers and sickens the pedestrian, but even enters homes, stores and all public places. Many new street-cleaning devices have been brought out in the past ten years, but most of them have been so impractical that after trial their adoption could not be considered, and in reality, after all these years of experiment there are but two methods in use which are sanitary and really up-to--date. The pushbroom and scraper is still in greatest use, but is out of date, and is rapidly being dropped by progressive commissioners and superintendents, who really wish to improve the condition of their streets. Hand street-sweeping machines are replacing them. The city of Washington was one of the first to adopt this method in their patrol work for day sweeping, in conjunction with the horse more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696991X
  • 9781236969910