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Municipal Gazette

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ISBN : WISC:89073089138
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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New York Municipal Gazette

Author : Anti-Assessment Committee
ISBN : 113007840X
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ... resorting to this unique contrivance at all, --an ordinary well was dug 140 leet--to a stratum of hard, compact gravel interspersed with waterworn stone, ol various sizes. On this Mr. Higgins et a cast-iron tube ot ten inches diameter--and another on the top ol that, secured by water-tight joints, and so on to the very outlet above ground.--This long, ponderous cylinder, is carefully braced on the outside all the way, to keep it exactly perpendicular, and within it the mighty battering ram is letdown and set in motion, against the realm of Pluto. As fast as the hole was deepened, the weight of the superincumbent pipe, pressed down farther, paring the sides as it goes. All accumulation from tha' source, with its own chips, were secered by ihe valve. After passing ten feet of the mixture described, tha instrument struck a hard blue slate stone, through which Mr. Higgins urged his way at the average rate of six feet a day, for 145 feet. Next, he came upon a bed ot talc, of a greenish gray color, greasy to the the touch, one variety being recognized among tailors, under the name of French chalk, and used for marking on cloth the course of the shears. Finally--on Saturday evening last-the cutter penetrated Vight into that strattum--making the entire depth at lhat date--303'feet. The tube rests on slate, bv which it is sustained--and water, soft and agreeable in flavor, rises in it to the height of 200 feet; propably it comes from between the seams and fracturesof the rock, since none can be possibly forced in laterally. A singular accident occurred last week, the relation of which may be of service to those engaged in a similar undertaking. An Irishman, whose duty it was to tend the brake--and ease the drill down slowly, neglected the lever lor an instant, when d...

Calcutta Municipal Gazette

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ISBN : WISC:89044834729
Genre : Community development, Urban
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New Serial Titles

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ISBN : UIUC:30112024871565
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A union list of serials commencing publication after Dec. 31, 1949.
Category: Periodicals