Points for Buyers and Users of Tool Steel; Being a General Review of the Main Sources of Trouble Met with by Consumers of Tool Steel, Also Containing Suggestions about How to Avoid Them

Points for Buyers and Users of Tool Steel; Being a General Review of the Main Sources of Trouble Met with by Consumers of Tool Steel, Also Containing Suggestions about How to Avoid Them

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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 matter, if possible, but in a way satisfactory to the customer. He was not enthusiastically received, but was shown the broken axes with the broken surfaces, showing numerous small semicircular checks, all having their convex side toward the edge of the axe, all these showing black. From these small checks ran other cracks that showed a slightly rusty inside surface and some traces of salt from the bath in which the axes were hardened. From these latter were clean, new fractures made by breaking off the piece partly cracked off. The salesman told the manufacturer that he was wrong in his assertion that the bars of steel were full of N flaws, and insisted that the axe maker who welded and forged the bits was alone responsible for them, and offered to prove it by making as many more from the same bars. On his agreeing to forfeit ten dollars for every one found with a flaw made under his supervision, and with the understanding that he was to burn the steel off the spoilt poles and use them over, he was permitted to prove his statement. When ready for welding on the bit he took hold himself and welded up and forged into shape twenty of the axes with the regular man looking on, who remarked that he would be discharged if he forged any bits at as high a heat as was used by the salesman. Then the regular welder took hold, with the instructions to follow the directions of the salesman, as the salesman was not dressed for the work, and had burnt a new suit of clothes badly, nearly ruining them. The twenty-first axe was withdrawn from the fire and partly welded and forged before the salesman observed that it was at a heat below what it should have been. The salesman marked this axe No. 21 on the head, and stood by to direct the proper heat at which the...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517954
  • 9781236517951