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Page xxiii - The products of all quarters of the globe are placed at our disposal, and we have only to choose which is the best and the cheapest for our purposes, and the powers of production are entrusted to the stimulus of competition and capital.
Page 2 - The end of our Foundation is the knowledge of causes and secret motions of things, and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible.
Page 7 - Swedish pig iron, from which steel of excellent quality was made, and tried for almost all the uses for which steel of the highest class was employed. It was then decided to discontinue, for a time, all further experiments, and to erect steel works at Sheffield, for the express purpose of fully developing and working the new process commercially, and thus to remove the erroneous impressions so generally entertained in reference to the Bessemer process.
Page 6 - ... per cent., and that cold shortness resulted from the presence of a like quantity of phosphorus ; it therefore became necessary to remove those substances. Steam and pure hydrogen gas were tried with more or less success in the removal of sulphur, and various fluxes composed chiefly of silicates of the oxide of iron and manganese, were brought in contact with the fluid metal during the process, and the quantity of phosphorus was thereby reduced. Thus many months were consumed in laborious and...
Page xxiii - So man is approaching a more complete fulfilment of that great and sacred mission which he has to perform in this world. His reason being created after the image of God, he has to use it to discover the laws by which the Almighty governs His creation, and, by making these laws his standard of action, to conquer nature to his use, himself a divine instrument.
Page xxiii - I confidently hope that the first impression which the view of this vast collection will produce upon the spectator will be that of deep thankfulness to the Almighty for the blessings which He has bestowed upon us already here below; and the second, the conviction that they can only be realized in proportion to the help which we are prepared to render each other; therefore, only by peace, love, and ready assistance, not only between individuals, but between the nations of the earth.
Page 10 - ... metal was not less remarkable, as the several samples of steel tested in the proving machine at Woolwich Arsenal, bore, according to the reports of Colonel Eardlcy Wilmot, RA, a strain varying from 150,000 Ibs.
Page xxiii - His reason being created after the image of God, he has to use it to discover the laws by which the Almighty governs his creation, and, by making these laws his standard of action, to conquer Nature to his use — himself a divine instrument. Science discovers these laws of power, motion, and transformation : industry applies them to the raw matter, which the earth yields us in abundance, but which becomes valuable only by knowledge : art teaches us the immutable kws of beauty and symmetry, and gives...