The Packages Volume 6

The Packages Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... the cleaning out of the boilers closely, for boiler break-downs are expensive, not to mention the danger. With all the water we have been having this spring, it seems as if it was the time for the man with a floating mill to have made his pile. There crops out such a mill every so often, but whether the owners make any money out of them is another question, to which I have never had an affirmative answer. On the face of it, it seems to be a good proposition, but there is so much expense and trouble in providing fuel to keep steam enough to run on that It eats into the profits too deeply. The floating heading mill not far from this point has been dismantled, on account of this difficulty in the matter of fuel. It often happens that there is a tier or two at the bottom of a pile of heading that gets mouldy and is almost always wet by absorption from the ground. It does not cost a lot of time or money to start a pile on a board platform, saving the bottom tiers and paying for the trouble in the saving. Some of the heading mills have a good shed to air-dry their product, but for such as have not, a slightly raised platform is a good substitute. - Some of the practices to which machines and machine tools are subjected are almost beyond belief, did not one see for himself, and were it not for the fact that the makers of machines make them nearly "fool proof," there would be much more bad work than there is. Looking in on a factory a short time ago, I saw the machine man changing knives on his heading planer, and he merely slipped off the dull knives and slipped on the sharp ones, measuring the protection from the worn lips of the cylinder and, of course having each knife travel in its own plane, with the result that one knife would have...show more

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  • Paperback | 708 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,243g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596900
  • 9781236596901