Scientific American Supplement, No. 388, June 9, 1883 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 147 pages of information about Scientific American Supplement, No. 388, June 9, 1883.

I. ENGINEERING.—­Farcot’s Improved Woolf Compound Engine.—­4 figures.

     The “Swallow,” a New Vehicle.

     Boring an Oil Well.

     A Cement Reservoir.—­2 figures.


II.  Technology.—­Iron and Steel.—­By Barnard Samuelson
        The world’s production of pig iron.—­Wonderful uses and demands
        for iron and steel.—­Progress of Bessemer steel.—­Latest
        improvements in iron making.—­Honors and rewards to inventors. 
        —­Growth of the Siemens-Martin process.—­The future of iron and
        steel.—­Relations between employers and workmen.

      Machine for Grinding Lithographic Inks and Colors.—­1 figure.

      A new Evaporating apparatus.—­2 figures.

      Photo Plates.—­Wet and Dry.

      Gelatino Bromide Emulsion with Bromide of Zinc.

      The Removal of Ammonia from Crude Gas.

III.  Medicine and Hygiene.—­The Hair, its Uses and its Care. 
        The Influence of Effective Breathing in Delaying the Physical
        Changes Incident to the Decline of Life, and in the Prevention
        of Pneumonia.  Consumption, and Diseases of Women.—­By David
        Wark.  M.D.—­Pneumonia.—­The true first stage of Consumption.  The
        development of tubercular matter in the blood.—­The value of
        cod-liver oil in the prevention of consumption.—­The influence
        of normal breathing on the female generative organs—­Showing how
        the breathing powers may be developed.—­The effects of adequate
        respiration in special cases.

      Vital Discoveries in Obstructed Air and Ventilation.

IV.  Electricity.—­The Portrush Electric Railway, Ireland.—­By Dr.
        Edward Hopkinson.

      The Thomson-Houston Electric Lighting System.—­4 figures.

      A Modification of the Vibrating Bell.—­2 figures.

V. Chemistry.—­Acetate of Lime.

      Reconversion of Nitroglycerine into Glycerine.  By C.L.  BLOXAM.

      Carbonic Acid and Bisulphide of Carbon.  By John Tyndall.

VI.  Agriculture and horticulture.—­Propagation of Maple Trees.

      Dioscorea Retusa.—­Illustration.

      Ravages of a Rare Scolytid Beetle in the Sugar Maples of
        Northeastern New York.—­Several figures.

      The Red Spider. 4 figures.

      Japanese Peppermint.

VII.  Natural history.—­The Recent Eruption of Etna.

      The Heloderma Horridum.—­Illustration.

      The Kangaroo.

VIII.  Architecture.—­Design for a Villa.—­Illustration.

IX.  Biography.—­William Spottiswoode.—­Portrait.

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