- 332 pages
- An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Steam Engine
- Charles Frederick Partington
- 15 June 2019 Charles Frederick Partington
Excerpt From An Historical And Descriptive Account Of The Steam Engine Comprising A General View Of The Various Modes Of Employing Elastic Vapour As A Prime Mover In Mechanics With An Appendix Of Patents And Parliamentary Papers Connected With The SubjectA Labourer Working Ten Hours Per Day, Can Raise In One Minute A Weight Equivalent To K 3750 Pounds One Foot High, Or About Sixty Cubic Feet Of Water In The Same Time While The Power Of A Horse Working Eight Hours Per Day, May Be Correctly Averaged At Pounds Smeaton States, That This Animal, By Means Of Pumps, Can Raise Two Hundred And Fifty Hogsheads Of Water Ten Feet High In An Hour It Is A Well Known Fact, Also, That Men When Trained To Running, Are Able On The Average Of Several Days Being Taken, To Out Strip The Eetest Horse And Yet It Will Be Seen From The Above Statement, That His Force, If Properly Applied, Is At Least Six Times That Of The Most Powerful Man.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.