Rudimentary Treatise on the Power of Water: As Applied to Drive Flour Mills, and to Give Motion to Turbines and Other Hydrostatic Engines

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John Weale, 1853 - 172 pages
 

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Page 22 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Page x - Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon ; sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans : for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. Take the millstones, and grind meal : uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
Page 9 - VALUING ARTIFICERS' WORKS; containing Directions for taking Dimensions, Abstracting the same, and bringing the Quantities into Bill, with Tables of Constants, and copious Memoranda for the Valuation of Labour and Materials in the respective Trades of Bricklayer and Slater, Carpenter and Joiner, Painter and Glazier, Paperhanger, &c. With 43 Plates and Woodcuts.
Page 11 - WORKSHOP COMPANION. Comprising a great variety of the most useful Rules and Formulae in Mechanical Science, with numerous Tables of Practical Data and Calculated Results for Facilitating Mechanical Operations. By WILLIAM TEMPLETON, Author of " The Engineer's Practical Assistant, "&c., &c. Eighteenth Edition, Revised, Modernised, and considerably Enlarged by WALTER S. HUTTON, CE, Author of "The Works' Manager's Handbook," " The Practical Engineer's Handbook,
Page 11 - Workshop Companion. THE OPERATIVE MECHANIC'S WORKSHOP COMPANION, and THE SCIENTIFIC GENTLEMAN'S PRACTICAL ASSISTANT ; comprising a great variety of the most useful Rules in Mechanical Science ; with numerous Tables of Practical Data and Calculated Results. By W. TEMPLETON, Author of "The Engineer's, Millwright's, and Machinist's Practical Assistant.
Page x - No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge : for he taketh a man's life to pledge.
Page 9 - Containing Directions for taking Dimensions, Abstracting the same, and bringing the Quantities into Bill, with Tables of Constants for Valuation of Labour, and for the Calculation of Areas and Solidities. Originally edited by E.
Page 147 - EMBANKING LANDS FROM THE SEA, the Practice of. Treated as a Means of Profitable Employment for Capital. With Examples and Particulars of actual Embankments, and also Practical Remarks on the Repair of old Sea Walls.
Page 147 - Is. 105. ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY, and TRIGONOMETRY, First Mnemonical Lessons in, by the Rev. TP Kirkman. Is. Gd. 131. READY-RECKONER FOR MILLERS, FARMERS, AND MERCHANTS, showing the Value of any Quantity of Corn, with the Approximate Value of Mill-stones and Mill Work.
Page xi - Cease your work, ye maids, ye who laboured in the mill : sleep now, and let the birds sing to the ruddy morning, for Ceres has commanded the water nymphs to perform your task ; these, obedient to her call, throw themselves on the wheel, force round the axle-tree, and by these means the heavy mill.

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