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Page 59 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven ; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Page 315 - Dunstable, to seek a remedy for a disorder in his horse's eyes ; when the ostler at the inn, by burning a flint, reduced it to a fine powder, which he blew into them. The potter, observing the beautiful white colour of the flint after calcination, instantly conceived the use to which it might be applied in his art...
Page 280 - The concave face of the great? mirror is forty-eight inches of polished surface in diameter! The thickness, which is equal in every part of it, is about three inches and a half; and its weight, when it came from the cast, was two thousand one hundred and eighteen pounds, of which it must have lost a small part in polishing.
Page 302 - ... lengths of three or four yards, and then into smaller ones, every length being sufficient to make six pins. Each end of these is ground to a point, which was performed, when I viewed the manufactory, by boys, who sat each with two small grinding-stones before him, turned by a wheel.
Page 336 - This simple and wasteful manner of making hoards has been still continued in some places to the present time. Peter the Great of Russia endeavoured to put a stop to it, by forbidding hewn deals to be transported on the river Neva. The saw, however, though so convenient and beneficial...
Page 270 - Needles are said to have been first made in England by a native of India, in 1545, but the art was lost at his death ; it was, however, recovered by Christopher Greening, in 1560, who was settled with his three children, Elizabeth, John, and Thomas, by Mr.
Page 323 - ... completed : which done, he carries them to the imposing stone, there to be ranged in order, and fastened together in a frame called a chase , and this is termed imposing. The chase is a rectangular iron frame, of different dimensions according to the size of the...
Page 166 - Within a few miles of the metropolis, there are supposed to be about five thousand acres of land constantly cultivated for the supply of the London markets with garden vegetables, exclusive of about eight hundred acres cropped with fruit of various kinds, and about seventeen hundred acres cultivated for potatoes. In the parish of Fulham, the cultivation of gardens for the market is carried on to a greater extent than in any other part of the kingdom. The parishes of St. Paul's Deptford, Chiswick,...
Page 416 - ... set up in the same manner, they find the exact measure of the body to be cast. Next they prepare the matrice, which is of brass or copper, an inch and a half long, and of a proportionable thickness to the size of the letter it is to contain.