Mechanics' Magazine and Journal of Science, Arts, and Manufactures, Volume 2

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Knight and Lacey, 1824

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Page 117 - Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight, is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business...
Page 362 - Observations on a general iron railway, or land steam conveyance, to supersede the necessity of horses in all public vehicles ; showing its vast superiority in every respect over all the present pitiful methods of conveyance by turnpike roads, canals, and coasting traders ; containing every species of information relative to railroads and locomotive engines.
Page 14 - In human works, though labour'd on with pain, A thousand movements scarce one purpose gain; In God's, one single can its end produce; Yet serves to second too, some other use.
Page 206 - ... increasing the quantity of steam. The substance employed is known by the name of comings, being the radicles of barley, produced in the process of malting, which are separated before the malt is sent to market. About a bushel of these is thrown into the boiler, and when the steam is again raised, an immediate effect is visible; for there is not only a plentiful supply of steam to produce the full working speed of the engine, but an excess of it going waste at the safety valve: this singular effect...
Page 123 - Now the distance of the centre of oscillation from the point of suspension...
Page 113 - It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore and to see ships tossed upon the sea; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to see the errors and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below; so always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride.
Page 176 - The hive is generally made out of a log of wood from two to three feet long, and eight or ten inches in diameter, hollowed out, and closed at the ends by circular doors, cemented closely to the wood, but capable of being removed at pleasure.
Page 176 - ... the economy of the interior to more advantage. The honey is not contained in the elegant hexagonal cells of our hives, but in wax bags, not quite so large as an egg.
Page 103 - ... 6 to 5. The following Table exhibits the relative adhesion of nails of various kinds, when forced into dry Christiana Deal, at right angles to the grain of the wood...
Page 354 - Indeed, there is no machine or mechanism in which the little that theorists have done is more useless. The honour of bringing it to its present state of perfection, therefore, belongs to a different and more useful class. It arose, was improved and perfected by working mechanics — and by them only...

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