Scientific American; Supplement Volume 73

Scientific American; Supplement Volume 73

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...the groundwork so necessary to a final solution of the problem. Nor is this to be wondered at when one considers the relatively small number of highly educated musicians, whose demise, conjoined with the favoring fortuities of complete clinical histories and carefully conducted autopsies, might, conceivably, yield the necessary data. If we hold that the centers of musical representation and the centers of speech representation are identical, then we must admit, according to Brazier, that nervous elements which have become impotent for a certain order of representations (those of speech) remain active, nevertheless, in so far as certain others (those of music) are concerned. Or, that the areas connected with musical representations lie near those of speech. An Experimental Pacific Type Designed with All Modern improvements to Provide the Maximum Power Per Pound of Weight To accomplish the purpose of the design--the maximum capacity per pound of weight--the largest boiler capacity within the predetermined wheel loads was the essential feature.'. This end was obtained by eliminating every pound of weight in all the parts that was not necessary to strength or durability and by utilizing the weight thus saved to provide a larger boiler and by increasing the capacity of the boiler thus secured by the use of fuel saving devices to obtain the utmost economy in boiler and cylinder performance. The design and construction of the boiler is shown in one of the accompanying illustrations. The following comparison of locomotive No. 50,001) with other leading examples of Pacific type locomotives of approximately equal weight shows strikingly the larger boiler provided in the former in proportion to its weight. ('omparison of Boiler of...show more

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  • Paperback | 714 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,252g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675462X
  • 9781236754622