The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette, Volume 21

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M. Salmon, 1834 - Industrial arts

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Page 130 - As in mathematics, so in natural philosophy, the investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis, ought ever to precede the method of composition. This analysis consists in making experiments and observations, and in drawing general conclusions from them by induction, and admitting of no objections against the conclusions, but such as are taken from experiments, or other certain truths. For hypotheses are not to be regarded in experimental philosophy.
Page 296 - There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more...
Page 136 - These results are best explained by considering the nature of the flame of combustible bodies — which, in all cases, must be considered as the combustion of an explosive mixture of inflammable gas, or vapour and air...
Page 427 - The difference between the time shown by the sidereal clock, at the transit, and the right ascension of the body, taken from the almanack, will, therefore, be the error of the clock, + , or too fast, when the clock time is greater than the right ascension, — , or too slow, when it is less.
Page 104 - Arcana of Science and Art ; or, an Annual Register of Useful Inventions and Improvements...
Page 380 - His gradual rise from the stonemasons' and builders' yard to the top of his profession in his own country, or, we believe we may say, in the world, is to be ascribed not more to his genius, his consummate ability, and persevering industry, than to his plain, honest, straight-forward dealing, and the integrity and candour which marked his character throughout life.
Page 229 - ... in the common concerns of commerce, should be claimed by many contending nations, is what would naturally be expected. * * * All Arabian authors on arithmetic appear to agree that the first writer of that country upon this system of arithmetic was Mohammed ben Muza, the Khuwarezmite, who flourished about the year 900. This writer is celebrated for having introduced among his countrymen many important parts of the science of the Hindoos, to the cultivation of which he was devotedly attached ;...
Page 242 - The enormous magnitude of these bodies," he remarks, "and consequent probable mass (if they be not hollow shells), may give them a gravitating energy, which, however rare we may conceive them to be, may yet be capable of retaining in orbits, three or four times their own diameter, and in periods of great length, small bodies of a stellar character.
Page 128 - To all whom it may concern: Be it known, that I, Ross Winans, civil engineer, of the city of Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have invented a new and useful improvement in the construction of cars or carriages intended to travel upon...
Page 10 - The Woolcombers' Union has been celebrated above a century, and several Acts of Parliament have been passed with the object of suppressing the power which it had acquired, and exercised with the usual bad consequences. Hence, many endeavours have been made to comb wool entirely by machinery, but with very partial success, till last year, when the whole of the combers in a large factory struck, upon which the proprietors turned their attention to this machine, applied their skill and capital to its...

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