Western Electrician Volume 22

Western Electrician Volume 22

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...was then stowed away, and off she went again. This time the Holland went all but under, only the top of her conning tower and her flagposts showing. After further addition, together with some slight shifting of the ballast already in the boat, the Holland started off. Suddenly she dived and simultaneously the tug's whistle shrieked and every one on the tug burst into cheers, for the boat wholly disappeared save her flagstalfs, and from the position of these at least 31/; feet of water must have flowed over her conning tower and six feet over her hull. After covering some 250 yards under the water, the Holland came again to the surface and after a short run made another dive. This time Mr. Holland sent her underneath the water for more than a quarter of a mile at good speed, and again coming up she gave three blasts of her impertinent little whistle to signify that the day's experiment was over. _As the tug drew alongside, the cover of the conning tower was thrown back, and the smiling, satisfied face of the inventor appeared. Mr. Holland climbed on the deck of his boat and informed the captain that he wanted to be towed back to the wharf, as the electric batteries were weak. This evidently exasperated the electrician, for his angry face appcared above the turret, as he asked: "And is it like a lame duck yez want to go back after such a performance as that?" "Do you think she can run back under her own power?" mildly queried Mr. Holland. "Run back under her own power!" shouted the electrician. "Sure, she could run to Jerusalem." And back she accordingly went without the aid of the tug. g The Holland is the second type of this particular boat to be built by Mr. Holland. The other one, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 660 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,161g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882563
  • 9781236882561