Historical and Descriptive Anecdotes of Steam-engines, and of Their Inventors and Improvers, Volumen 1

Wightman and Cramp, 1829 - 650 páginas

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Página 30 - ... which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it...
Página 39 - Exegi monumentum aere perennius Regalique situ pyramidum altius, Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens Possit diruere aut innumerabilis Annorum series et fuga temporum.
Página 288 - Mr. Wilkinson has bored us several cylinders almost without error ; that of 50 inches diameter, which we have put up at Tipton, does not err the thickness of an old shilling in any part.
Página 168 - I intend, in many cases, to employ the expansive force of steam to press on the pistons, or whatever may be used instead of them, in the same manner as the pressure of the atmosphere is now employed in common fire engines. In cases where cold water cannot be had in plenty, the engines may be wrought by this force of steam only, by discharging the steam into the open air, after it has done its office.
Página 27 - A CENTURY OF THE NAMES AND SCANTLINGS OF SUCH INVENTIONS, as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected which (my former notes being lost) I have, at the instance of a powerful Friend, endeavoured now in the year 1655 to set these down in such a way as may sufficiently instruct me to put any of them in practice.
Página 27 - A century of the names and scantlings of such inventions, as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected...
Página 31 - ... to keep them sweet, running through several streets, and so performing the work of scavengers, as well as furnishing the inhabitants with sufficient water for their private occasions...
Página 30 - I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream forty feet high ; one vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water. And a man that tends the work is but to turn two cocks, that one vessel of water being consumed, another begins to force and re-fill with cold water, and so successively, the fire being tended and kept constant, which the self-same person may likewise abundantly perform in the interim between the necessity of turning the said cocks.
Página 25 - ... that the poor silly men stood so amazed, as if they had been half dead, and yet they saw nothing : at last as the plot was laid, up comes a man, staring and running, and crying out, before he came at them, * Look to yourselves, my masters, for the lions are got loose...
Página 213 - I perceived, that in order to make the best use of steam, it was necessary, first, that the cylinder should be maintained always as hot as the steam which entered it ; and secondly, that when the steam was condensed, the water of which it was composed, and the injection itself, should be cooled down to 100°, or lower, where that was possible.

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