The Lonsdale Magazine, or Provincial Repository, Vol. 1

The Lonsdale Magazine, or Provincial Repository, Vol. 1 : February, 1820 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Lonsdale Magazine, or Provincial Repository, Vol. 1: February, 1820 To those who are acquainted with the nature of garden engines, it will be only necessary to observe that the box, upon which the curved barrel stands, contains the usual valves of this kind of engines. But to others it will be difficult to con vey an adequate idea of their mechanism, as this part of the engine does not admit of being shewn in the engraving. The box however upon which the curved bar rel and air vessel stand, is divided into three chambers, by partitions set at right angles to the bottom of the box. The shape of either the chambers or the box itself is of little importance, provided that the two ends of the curved barrel open into the two front chambers, and the air vessel into the back one. In the engraving there will be seen two little square valves, one under each end of the curved barrel. These valves open in wards, by means of hinges placed on their upper edges. There are likewise two other valves, in the inside of the box, one out of each of the front cham bers, and both opening into that cham ber over which the air vessel is placed. These valves are hung in the same man ner as the two above mentioned. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 562g
  • English
  • 474 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243266480
  • 9780243266487