An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Steam Engine: Comprising a General View of the Various Modes of Employing Elastic Vapour as a Prime Mover in Mechanics; with an Appendix of Patents and Parliamentary Papers Connected with the Subject

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J. Taylor at the Architectural Library, 1822 - 277 pages
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Page 165 - ... by enclosing it in a case of wood, or any other materials that transmit heat slowly; secondly, by surrounding it with steam or other heated bodies...
Page 25 - Committee appointed to inquire how far it may be practicable .to compel persons using Steam Engines and Furnaces in their* different works, to erect them in a manner less prejudicial to public health and public comfort...
Page 53 - Orders of The House, examined the matters to them referred; and have agreed to the following REPORT...
Page 40 - Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to inquire into the Bankrupt Laws ; and i This and the two preceding motions were lost by large majorities.
Page 7 - So that, having a way to make my vessels so that they are strengthened by the force within them, and the one to fill after the other, I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream forty feet high.
Page 8 - He showed us his invention of writing, which was very ingenious ; also his wooden kalendar, which instructed him all by feeling ; and other pretty and useful inventions of mills, pumps, &c., and the pump he had erected that serves water to his garden, and to passengers, with an inscription, and brings from a filthy part of the Thames near it a most perfect and pure water.
Page 167 - ... the valves successively to give a circular motion to the wheel; the valves opening in the direction in which the weights are pressed, but not in the contrary. As the...
Page 35 - She had the most terrific appearance from other vessels which were navigating the river when she was making her passage. The first...
Page 94 - That the inspector shall examine such safety-valves, and shall certify what is the pressure at which such safetyvalves shall open, which pressure shall not exceed onethird of that by which the boiler has been proved, nor one-sixth of that which by calculation it shall be reckoned able to sustain : — That a penalty shall be inflicted on any person placing additional weight on either of the safetyvalves. 4. Resolved, That the Chairman be directed to move the House, that leave be given to bring in...

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