Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the American Railway Master Mechanics' Association Volume 17

Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the American Railway Master Mechanics' Association Volume 17

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... the members having much flue work to do report the use of cleaning barrels. Geo. F. Morse, Portland Locomotive Works, cleans flues by slinging them in two endless chains suspended on revolving pulleys, applying sand and water, and allowing them to grind together by the motion of the chains. W. H. Stearns uses self-feeding clamp, and three rolls for cleaning flues, but does not explain the construction of the machine farther, or the process of cleaning. On Question 5th--Members generally report using dies and formers more or less extensively. Allen Cook reports using Spring dies under steam hammer, saving time and help, and producing more uniform work. H. N. Sprague uses Spring dies and formers for most shapes under hammer, also heads, all pins for valve motion and similar work under steam hammer in steel dies, counterboring for head in die, cutting off material by cutting off machine, to accurate length, saving material and considerable lathe work, as the heads are formed concentric with the body, and of uniform thickness, very little stock is required to finish. On Question 6th--The only response is by H. N. Sprague, who submits blue print of special cutter for milling rod brasses mentioned in question first, and Over head crane for general shop use, having eight of them in use in machine and erecting shops, and one in boiler shop, and thinks he could not keep house without them. On the suspended hook he hangs chain blocks or screw hoists. He prefers the latter for lifting or lowering work, the turning of the beam on its centre at opposite end, and this motion, together with the travel of the hook on the bar, allows work to be moved to any point covered by the track. Your committee confess to grievous disappointment at the ignoring more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872371
  • 9781236872371