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
J. Taylor, 1826 - 300 pages
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Page 287 - Orders of The House, examined the matters to them referred; and have agreed to the following REPORT...
Page 6 - 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 foot high : one vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water.
Page 59 - 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 290 - A Description and Draught of a new-invented Machine, for carrying Vessels or Ships out of, or into, any Harbour, Port, or River, against Wind and Tide, or in a calm.
Page 185 - ... vessel moves round, it is supplied with steam from the boiler, and that which has performed its office may either be discharged by means of condensers, or into the open air.
Page 56 - She had the most terrific appearance from other vessels which were navigating the river when she was making her passage. The first...
Page 100 - Resolved, That the Chairman be directed to move the House, that leave be given to bring in a Bill for enforcing such regulations as may be...
Page 287 - Metropolis, and to report their Observations thereupon ; together with the MINUTES of the EVIDENCE taken before them, from time to time, to the House...
Page 32 - Fourthly, 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.