Works in Iron

Works in Iron

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...illustration shows the shed (a cross section of which is given in diagram No. 4, page 36) made by And. Handyside & Co. in 1866, for covering a portion of the Wellington Pier, Bombay, the principal landing place in that city. The shed is 96 feet long and 86 feet wide, and is intended as a shelter for carriages in waiting. The span between the columns is 70 feet, the rest of the width being made up by an overhang of about 7 feet beyond the columns on either side. The principals are each divided into ten bays, having cross bracings between the verticals, and these being made alike in section and in their connections, act either as struts or ties, and serve equally to resist load pressure from above or wind pressure from below. The two end verticals on each principal are formed by the upper part of the columns, the whole being one casting; and the connection of columns with principals is thus absolutely rigid. There is abundance of ventilation, which is provided near the ridge, and also about half-way from ridge to gutter. The purlins are of wrought iron; there is a longitudinal bracing in centre of span, and there are diagonal wind ties close underneath the covering. Rain-water is carried from wrought-iron gutters by wrought-iron pipes to the columns, through which it passes to the ground. The covering is of corrugated iron sheets, galvanized. The total area covered is 8,250 feet. The building was designed with a specially ornamental character, the columns being octagonal, with enriched capitals. The total weight of roof is 35 tons, and the columns weigh 15 tons. The price of such a shed as this, complete, with covering, is about, 1,350, or 16 7s. 6d. per square; but the same area may be covered in a plainer manner for a less...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978730
  • 9781236978738