The Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal and Gazette, Volume 30

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Robertson, 1839
 

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Page 415 - Archimedes; and he who perceived that the square of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides, is not in consequence a Pythagorean.
Page 284 - ... perfectly safe. But as it did not yet come up entirely to the inventor's expectations, he proceeded to contrive a third lamp, in which he proposed to surround the oil vessel with a number of capillary tubes. Then it struck him, that if he cut off the middle of the tubes, or made holes in metal plates, placed at a distance from each other, equal to the length of the tubes, the air would get in better, and the effect in preventing the communication of explosion would be the same.
Page 244 - Nor when cold Winter keens the brightening flood, Would I weak-shivering linger on the brink.
Page 346 - The images formed by means of a camera obscura have been found to be too faint to produce, in any moderate time, an effect upon the nitrate of silver.
Page 348 - ... and may be fixed for ever in the position which it seemed only destined for a single instant to occupy.
Page 7 - I will set before your eyes a type of a ' squirt' which hath been devised to cast much water upon a burning house, wishing a like squirt and plenty of water to be alwaies in a readinesse where fire may do harme ; for this kind of squirt may be made to holde an hoggeshed of water, or if you will, a greater quantity thereof, and may be so placed on his frame, that with ease and a smal strength, it sahl be mounted, imbased or turned to any one side, right against any fired marke, and made to squirt...
Page 84 - As the three angles of a plane triangle are equal to two right angles, that is, to 180 (Euc, 32. 1.) the' sum of any two of them is the supplement of the other.
Page 185 - Sir, Permit me, through the medium of your Journal, to call the attention of engineers on railways to the very erroneous method many of them adopt in setting out the curves, which, if intended to be segments of circular arcs ought certainly to be so. Of course it must be generally known, from the great radii of even the least of the curves on railways it would be impracticable to strike them, as in the usual manner, from a fixed centre; but from the known relation between the sine and...
Page 414 - But if it be again washed with a liberal quantity of the solution of silver, it becomes again sensible to light, and even more so than it was at first. In this way, by alternately washing the paper with salt and silver, and drying it between times, Mr.
Page 346 - The copy of a painting or the profile, immediately after being taken, must be kept in an obscure place ; it may, indeed, be examined in the shade, but in this case the exposure should be only for a few minutes ; by the Light of candles or lamps, as commonly employed, it is not sensibly affected.

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