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trations and descriptions of FultonEdge Moor Company, Wilmington, Delaware. Corliss engines, both simple and com6x9 inches, cloth.

pound. An excellent half-tone illusCatalogue of 124 pages, describing the tration, half in elevation and half in three types of boilers made by this com section, shows the construction of the pany: the Galloway, the internally fired Corliss valves. Eight pages are devoted return tubular, and water-tube boilers. to an illustrated explanation of the The interesting features of this catalogue adjustment of Corliss valve gear with are the half-tones of the interiors of the single and double eccentrics. The several shops, the smail cuts showing details of tables show the sizes and horse-powers. construction of the Galloway boiler. 634 by 10 inches, 64 pages, paper. Brownell Company, Dayton, Ohio.

Arbendroth & Root Company, New York City. ENGINE CATALOGUE, automatic engines Catalogue describing the Root waterfor direct connection. A very at tube boiler. A unique feature is the 10 tractive catalogue, well illustrated by pages showing the removing and replacexcellent half-tones. The two colors add ing of a tube in 48 minutes. 6 by 9 to the pleasing appearance, as do also

inches, 64 pages, paper. the cover and the title page. BOILER CATALOGUE, horizontal tubular boiler, Charles River Iron Works, Cambridge, Mass. fire-box boiler, portable outfits, and Catalogue describing multi-tubular boilcombined heater and purifier. The tables

ers, Manning boilers, small vertical boilare well arranged, and the entire cata

ers, locomotive type, internal fue boilers, logue an example of fine press work on

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taining tables, shop views, and boiler covers.

specifications, 672 by 10 inches, 96

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Hoshor-Platt Co., 120 Liberty St., New York. finely executed half-tone engravings, Catalogue entitled “Industrial Railways.” showing such features as spindle and

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hoisting engines, cable and gravity railarrangements; printed on heavy, coated

ways, steam shovels, steam and electric paper.

locomotives for industrial railways, cars,

coal tubs, etc. Wickes Brothers, Saginaw, Michigan. 184 pages,

These and other laborcloth.

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inches, paper.


article on Tool Making by Mr. Markham, The Engineer.

whose article on the Milling Machine The January ist number of The Engi- appears elsewhere in this magazine. Mr. neer may well be called a pump num Markham is an authority on this subject, ber, since a considerable portion is de and has, in addition to these articles, voted to this subject. The article prepared three Instruction Papers on on pumps is well worth

worth preserv

Tool Making for the American School ing, as it contains much information of

of Correspondence. value to the practical engineer or student. The descriptions are illustrated by over

Cassier's Magazine. 100 cuts, and the numerous tables cannot Perhaps the best article in the February fail to simplify the pump calculations. issue of Cassier's is that by Mr. McFarThe general principles of pumping land on "The Commercial Side of Enmachinery are taken up in the first pages gineering.” Interesting illustrations are —suction, lifts, and sizes of valves, air drawn from the Ferris Wheel, the enand vacuum chambers, Cushing valve and gines in the naval vessels at the time of ports, sizes of pipes and cylinders.

the Civil War, The Great Eastern, etc. On account of the numerous construc As to what is best in a power plant, a tive details employed in the steam end railroad, or a steamship line, depends of single-cylinder pumps, about 20 makes upon many factors, among the importare carefully described and illustrated. ant ones being the local conditions, the While it would be impossible to take up first cost as related to interest on investthe varieties in detail, the essential ment, coal consumption, labor, etc. Mr. features of the pumps described cover McFarland shows that the plant most the ground thoroughly. The value of economical in steam consumption is not these descriptions is greatly increased by always the cheapest to use, as the interthe numerous well-chosen illustrations. est on an expensive first cost may much Of the power-driven pumps, the Riedler more than offset a slight increase in cost is perhaps the most unique. Return and of fuel, centrifugal pumps are also described. Other interesting articles in this numMachinery.

ber are "Multi-cylinder Engines" (Part The fifth number of “Machine Shop II), “Hydraulic Power Applications," Equipment" is in the January issue of and "Superheated Steam for Steam EnMachinery (Engineering Edition). The gines.” equipment of the iron foundry is intro In “The Problems for the Engineering duced by a brief but interesting historical School" Mr. Stanwood considers the sketch, showing that the first castings schools under the three heads of enginmade in this country were products of eering—invention, construction and proLynn, Mass. Locations of the various duction. The criticism that instructors machines, such as motors, blowers, air

are recruited from graduates who have compressors, etc., are shown near the had no practical experience, is just; and cupolas. To any one about to equip we can join with the author when he such a shop, or in charge of one, this says that perhaps some day some one of article should prove useful. The maga

great wealth will enable technical schools zine contains several interesting articles, to have the services of a committee of among which are those on the Reid prominent engineers, selected from the process for obtaining electricity from councils of the engineering societies. fuel; raising water from deep wells

Power. by compressed air; marine products; and the Newcomin engine at

The best articles in Power for February

the Ashton-Vaile Iron Works. The

are found among the short contributions date of installation of the New

on practical subjects, such as “Cross


ley's Gas Producer for comin engine is not known, but the castings for it were made about 1760; Coal;", "A Remarkable High-Speed

Four-Valve Engine;" but as the engine was working regularly

Engine;" “High-Power

Steam Turbines,” etc. in 1895, it is now about 135 years old.

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an institution like this, and see the eager Many incidents have occurred faces of those who have come to master since I have been in this city the technical problems, I think I have a

to make me feel at home; but, glimmering idea of how it is accomsomehow, I think that the most emphatic plished. What a wide door stands open were the noises I heard when I entered for the young men of today in this great this hall. Such noises are very familiar industrial and commercial advancement. to me, living in a university town, and I I hate to hear a man talk with reference never get tired of hearing them. I to the chances for young men, and say am a great stickler for higher edu that the times are past when a man can cation, the best that can be acquired. get on in life. They are not gone. There I do not believe that anything appeals is always room, and always will be room so strongly to me as the opportunities on top, and those who fit themselves for now being offered in our country for our the places will always find them. young men to get a practical industrial It is a very old story, I suppose, for education.

you to be told how important it is to take I have said that I believe I would advantage of all opportunities for study rather my boy would grow up to be com that are set before you, and the regret petent to plan and build a bridge like and remorse you will suffer if you negBrooklyn Bridge, than to see him in any lect them. Nevertheless it is true. Young place of honor that his fellow citizens

men, ny concluding words are these: could bestow upon him. There is to me Let me emphasize the importance of something admirable in these things; accepting the splendid opportunities for perhaps because they are incomprehensi study which this institution affords, for ble to me. I never could understand how it means far more than you imagine in they could be done ; but when I come to

your future.



Dean of Engineering Studies, Armour Institute of Technology


HE Armour Institute of Tech young women an opportunity to secure a

nology was founded in 1892 by liberal education, and such a knowledge the late Philip D. Armour of of applied science as would secure to

Chicago. The original scope of them a practical education in its highest educational usefulness assigned to the and best forms. The growing demands institution by its founder was chiefly for work along the engineering lines, what is called practical, and courses however, made it necessary to abandon

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