How to Manage a Steam-engine

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Wyman, 1880 - 110 pages

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Page 14 - By his admirable contrivance, it has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility, for the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility, with which it can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is as nothing to it.
Page 96 - Exterior of Boiler. — Care should be taken that no water comes in contact with the exterior of the boiler, either from leaky joints or other sources.
Page 77 - Begin to lace in the centre of the belt, and take much care to keep the ends exactly in line, and to lace both sides with equal tightness. The lacing should not be crossed on the side of the belt that runs next to the pulley.
Page 14 - The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal...
Page 96 - Clean Sheets. — Particular care should be taken to keep sheets and parts of boilers exposed to the fire perfectly clean, also all tubes, flues and connections well swept. This is particularly necessary where wood or soft coal is used for fuel.
Page 14 - It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin, and forge anchors, — cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves.
Page 57 - Never allow the fire to be so low, before a fresh charge is thrown in that there shall not be at least four to five inches deep of clear, incandescent fuel on the bars, and equally spread over the whole.

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