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Notes on Movable Torpedoes (Paperback) Loot Price: R455 Discovery Miles 4 550
Notes on Movable Torpedoes (Paperback): Royal Bird Bradford
Notes on Movable Torpedoes (Paperback): Royal Bird Bradford

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Royal Bird Bradford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1882 Excerpt: ... The mode of making carbonic acid gas for Lay Torpedoes fs described elsewhere, during the course of instruction, and therefore, it is only necessary to remark, that the apparatus used by Mr. Lay is perfectly portable, can be worked by ordinary mechanics, without steam power, and that gas can be made for from 30 to 40 cents per pound. The torpedo arrived at the Station, October 1875. Mr. Lay then submitted a paper setting forth the advantages of this weapon over the former one purchased by the Department. The following is a copy of this paper. Illustration No. 64. Improvements 1n The Lay Torpedo. /. Detaching the magazine, whereby the centre of fire is brought below the surface any desired distance and within 12 inches from the object attacked see position of magazine detached in dotted lines. The detaching is accomplished by the projecting bar A coming in contact with the vessel or object attacked. 2. Placing the main flask F or reservoir in a chamber surrounded by circulating water, thereby keeping up the temperature longer, and a more uniform speed. 3. Placing on top of the flask and in the same chamber an expander E and governor valve B, which, being also surrounded by water, obtains the same respective advantages as the flask. . The introduction of a wire drum D from the centre of which the wire is paid out in place of a revolving reel, thereby obviating all strain on the cable and disposing of considerable unnecessary weight and uncertain electrical connections. 5. Doing away with all inside batteries and relay instruments. 6. The introduction of an extra governor valve, both for the motive engine and the steering cylinder, whereby the pressure of the gas can be better controlled. 7. The throttle T'and its working cylinder being in one casting offers m...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Royal Bird Bradford
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-83600-8
Barcode: 9781235836008
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-83600-2

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