Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 108 pages of information about Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884.

I. ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS.—­Furcot’s Six Horse Power Steam Engine.—­With several figures. 6714

      Foot Lathes.—­With engraving. 6715

      Endless Trough Conveyer.—­2 engravings. 6715

      Railroad Grades of Trunk Lines. 6715

      English Express Trains.—­Average speed, long runs, etc. 6715

      Apparatus for Separating Substances Contained in the
      Waste Waters of Paper Mills, etc.—­2 figures. 6717

II.  Technology.—­An English Adaptation of the American Oil
      Mill.—­Description of the apparatus, and of the old and
      new processes.—­Several engravings. 6716

      Large Blue Prints.—­By W.B.  Parsons, Jr. 6717

III.  Electricity, etc.—­Electrical Apparatus for Measuring
      and for Demonstration at the Munich Exhibition.—­With
      descriptions and numerous illustrations of the different
      machines. 6711

      A New Oxide of Copper Battery.—­By F. De Lalande and S.
      Chaperon.—­With description and three illustrations. 6714

IV.  Mathematics, etc.—­To Find the Time of Twilight.—­1 figure. 6720

      A New Rule for Division in Arithmetic. 6725

      Experiments in Binary Arithmetic. 6726

V. Archaeology.—­Grecian Antiquities.—­With engravings of the
      Monument of Philopappus.—­Tomb from the Ceramicus.—­Tower
      of the winds.—­The Acropolis.—­Old Corinth.—­Temple of
      Jupiter.—­The Parthenon.—­Temple of Theseus, etc. 6721

VI.  Natural history, ethnology, etc.—­Poisonous Serpents and
      their Venom.—­By Dr. Archie Stockwell.—­A serpent’s mouth,
      fangs, and poison gland.—­Manner of attack.—­Nature of
      the venom.—­Action of venom.—­Remedies. 6719

      Ethnological Notes.—­Papuans.—­Negritos. 6720

VII.  Horticulture, Botany, etc.—­The Hornbeams.—­Uses to
      which the tree is put.—­Wood for manufactures.—­For
      fuel.—­Different varieties.—­With engravings of the tree
      as a whole, and of its leaves, fruit, flowers, etc. 6724

      Fruit of Camellia Japonica.—­1 engraving. 6725

VIII.  MedicineSanitation, etc.—­House Drainage and Refuse. 
      Abstract of a lecture by Capt.  Douglas Galton.—­Treating
      of the removal of the refuse from camps, small towns, and
      houses.—­Conditions to observe in house drains, etc. 6717

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