The Locomotive of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co Volume 14

The Locomotive of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co Volume 14

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...time. When this has happened, we have counted each boiler separately, believing that in this way a fairer idea of the amount of damage may be had. It is diflicult to make up an accurate list of the killed and injured, because in making out our lists we have to depend largely upon the newspapers, and the accounts we find there are often unsatisfactory. We have spared no pains, however, to make the summary as accurate as possible, and in some cases we have gone over as many as twenty accounts of a single explosion in order to extract such information as we could concerning the injuries and'the loss' of life involved. So far as we could learn there have been 269 explosions during the year, which resulted in the death of 298 persons, and in injuries to 442 others. During 1891, there were 257 explosions, resulting in the death of 263 persons and in injuries to 371 others. It appears, therefore, that the explosions of 1892 have been worse, on the whole, than those of 1891; for they have been Hr0r1 numerous, and the number of persons killed and injured has been greater, both absolutely and relatively. It should be understood that this summary does not pretend to include all the ex plosions of the year. In fact, it probably includes but a fraction of them. Many accidents have undoubtedly happened that were not considered by the press to be sufficiently "newsy" to interest the general public; and many others have, without question, been reported in local papers that we do not see. MISs M.--" Now, Hamilton, you road the lesson to me first, and then tell me with the book closed what you read." Hamilton--('rea0Zz'ng)--" See the cow. Can the cow run? Yes, the cow can run. Can the cow run as swiftly as the horse? No, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810422
  • 9781236810427