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1888 Excerpt: ...across farms and cranberry fields were obtained;
trenches were dug, and a duct of solid iron laid--from its pylorus
at Lardentown reaching over a stretch of seventeen miles to its
vent under the boilers of the ' Etna Mills' at Pittsburg. The
experiment succeeded perfectly; the vapor, in spite of the rubs and
resistances met from the twists and turns in the conductor, darting
through at the rate of a mile to the minute, and with no
appreciable diminution to its volume. This was in the Autumn of
1875--twelve years and more ago; but the fires first lighted then
are burning still, and the throat that lent the breath to kindle
them into life, still blows to keep them living, with a force as
vigorous as ever. No clearer proof of the fitness for use of
Natural Gas---so, now, after this first real taming and training of
it to service, the strange air got to be called--could be offered;
and yet the force of it was not felt.--Nor, until the appointed
time should bring the appointed man--him, the Belthazar--Fire
King--last of the Royal Three--for the work, was it to be; but that
was at hand. When, in 1856, George Westinghouse, Jr., a lad ten
years old, was taken over from Central Bridge, Schoharie County,
his birth-place, to v Schenectady, N. Y., and put under training at
the high-school there, he was, like other well-behaved boys,
regular in his attendance, mindful of his lessons, and as ready to
intelligently respond when put to question in the task-room as were
any, the promptest, besides among his class-mates. But the
regulation hours at the high-school were not his exclusive ones out
of the day's dozen devoted to learning. In fact it might be said of
him that his off-hours were the hours when he was chiefly on, and
that he really was most at school when not at sc...
|Country of origin:
Robert P. Nevin
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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