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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge Volume 10 (Paperback) Loot Price: R432
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge Volume 10 (Paperback):...

Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge Volume 10 (Paperback)

American Philosophical Society

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...(which were sometimes loaded double), in a manner highly gratifying to the public, who attended in crowds to witness, for the first time in this city and state, the effect of steam in railroad transportation. It may be proper to observe, that the efficiency of this miniature engine, and its satisfactory performance, were mainly due to the discharge of the exhaust, or waste steam, into the stack, or chimney; a principle of vital importance in all engines, rendering a blowing apparatus unnecessary, and supplying the fuel with air requisite for combustion, without the sacrifice of power for that object; a principle then new, or little known in this connection. To whom the invention (if it can be so called) is due, who at this time can tell? The fuel used in the small fire-space of the boiler of this model was pine-knot coal, although anthracite was partially successful in its application, the difficulty in the use of any fuel, being the diminutive space above alluded to. It may be permitted also, in this connection, to observe that the first published observations upon the foaming of water in boilers, were made in the use of this model. They may be found in one of the newspapers of the day. The attention of machinists was drawn to the subject of locomotion with considerable energy about this time. It was one of the great movements of the epoch; it demanded and received the attention the necessities of commerce and general intercourse required. Mr. Baldwin, as it may be naturally inferred, shared in the general excitement, and was therefore prepared to undertake the task, when an order came in 1832 from the Philadelphia and Germantown Railroad Company for the construction of a locomotive for that Company's road. The only examples, or information, ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2012
First published: June 2012
Authors: American Philosophical Society
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 190
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-34265-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-154-34265-4
Barcode: 9781154342659

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