Oil Field Engineering Volume 23

Oil Field Engineering Volume 23

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...for field mapping are illustrated and given careful consideration. Various tables such as the "conversions of arc into time," "mean refraction," "meter conversion," and corrections for "stodia readings," are found in the closing pages of this interesting book on "Field Mapping." IDEAS UNDER A BUSHEL. By W. F. Schaphorst, M. E. Copyright, 1918, by W. F. Schaphorst. FOR som ereason or other, the natural tendency seems to "keep mum about trade kinks'." When a worker, foreman, or anyone else discovers an easier way to do something, he hastily looks around to see whether or not anybody saw him do it in the newer or better way. He thinks to himself, "This kink is too valuable to reveal to others. I'll keep it to myself, and it may help me some time." He, therefore, keeps it to himself. He does the work the "old" way because the "new" way is his secret, and he fears somebody will steal his idea from him. The longer he keeps it the more valuable it seems to him. He never lets go of it, and perhaps lives to see someone else discover the same trick. The "other fellow" tells about it in the technical or trade papers and forges rapidly to the front. Ideas are valuable, true enough; but they are of no value whatsoever if they are not used. If an idea is good and is patentable, and seems to be worth patenting, the thing to do is to take out a patent. Many ideas that are good are not patentable. For example, in many plants time and energy are lost blowing dust and lint out of machines with hand fans. That is the way it always has been done, and for that reason the foremen think that is the way it must be done. A girl who had to do the work in one plant...show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883357
  • 9781236883353