Patents for inventions. Abridgments of specifications, Volume 71

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Page xvi - And in mine own time the shape of our English ships hath been greatly bettered. It is not long since the striking of the topmast (a wonderful ease to great ships, both at sea and in...
Page xix - French, encountering the Wonder of the World, she so warmly plied the French admiral, that she forced him out of his three-decked wooden castle, and chasing the Royal Sun before her, forced her to fly for shelter among the rocks, where she became a prey to lesser vessels that reduced her to ashes. At length, leaky and defective herself with age, she was laid up at Chatham, in order to be rebuilt ; but, being set on fire by negligence, she was...
Page 91 - ... and that quality of zinc, known in England as ' foreign zinc," and melt them together in the usual manner in any...
Page 91 - I take that quality of copper known in the trade by the appellation of ' best selected copper,' and that quality of zinc, known in England as
Page xvii - ... nor stoop upon a wind, by which the breaking loose of our ordnance, or the not use of them, with many other discommodities, are avoided.
Page 618 - NAVAL ARCHITECTURE; Or, the RUDIMENTS and RULES of SHIP BUILDING : exemplified in a SERIES of DRAUGHTS and PLANS ; with Observations tending to the further Improvement of that important Art.
Page 25 - Birmingham, gentleman : of an invention of a compound metal capable of being forged when red hot, or when cold more fit for the making of bolts, nails, and sheathing for ships, than any metals heretofore used or applied for those purposes, and also for various other purposes where other metals have been used or applied.

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