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Scientific American, Volume 22, No. 1, January 1, 1870 Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, And Manufactures

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Title: Scientific American, Volume 22, No. 1, January 1, 1870 Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, And Manufactures  
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Various,. (n.d.). Scientific American, Volume 22, No. 1, January 1, 1870 Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, And Manufactures. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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?A boat has been completed which is proved by experiment to be faultless in machinery and arrangement. On the 2d of December, Secretary Robeson, Vice-Admiral Porter, and Commodore Case, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, went to the Navy Yard at Washington, to witness the experiment with this new engine of destruction. After examining the workings of the machinery, and the manner of firing, one of the destructives was put in the frame and the party proceeded to the shore to witness the result. A torpedo of only thirty-six pounds was first run out with rapidity and fired; but the result showed that this small amount of powder, even, would have been sufficient to destroy any ship, by lifting her out of the water and breaking her back, even if her bottom was not knocked out altogether. Mud and water were thrown up together, and the concussion was felt far up in the Navy Yard, the ground being shaken by the shock of the powder against the bed of the river. The concussion felt on board the torpedo-boat was not more than that caused by a wave striking a vessel at sea.

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Contents: (Illustrated articles are marked with an asterisk.) *Engines of the Spanish Gunboats The Torpedo Problem Sugar Making in Louisiana Sticking, or Court Plaster *An Improved Hoisting Pulley Wanted *Ferdinand De Lesseps--Chief Promoter of the Suez Canal *An Ingenious Vent Peg *A New English Patent Pulley Block Plants in Sleeping Booms *Improved Treadle Motion *Improved Method of Catching Curculios Remains of a Megatherium in Ohio Artificial Ivory American and English Kailway Practice Contrasted 3


 

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