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THE

MECHANICS’ MAGAZINE,
MUSEUM,

*ścgigter, Journal,

AND

GAZETTE,

JANUARY 1st.—JUNE 25th, 1842.

VOL. XXXVI.

“To distinguish and present, as it were, in several columns, what is extant and already found, and what
is desective and farther to be provided.”
BA.cox.

LONDON :
EDITED, PRINTED AND PUBLISHED, BY J. C. ROBERTSON,

MechANics' MAGAZINE office, 166, FLEET-street.

1842.

EDITED, PRINTED, AND PUBLISHED BY J. C. ROBERTSON, 166, FLEET STREET.

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IN DE X

TO THE THIRTY-SIXTH VOLUME.

Academy of Sciences, French,201
Acbar steam frigate, 416
Adams's bow springs and spring buffers,
208, 480
Aerostation, 384
Agriculture, foreign, 294
Aikin's rotary steam engine, 267
Aingworth's improvements in buttons, 315
Air, pure, test of, 335
— pump, Lover's, 376
Alumine, sulphate of, manufacture of, by
Funcke's process, 445
American timber, 11
Ammonia, Young's improvements in the
manufacture of, 413 ; Newton's, 496
Andrews' (W. W.) coffee-pot, 93
Animals differently affected by the same
vegetables, 288
Anthracite, Crane's application of hot blast
to, in the smelting of iron, 109, 494, 507
Anti-John Scott Russell steamer, 240,253,
264
Apartment, largest in the world, 480
Arches, Gibbs's mode of constructing, 1
Archimedes and his lever, 272
Archimedes steamer, 26
Archimedean screw, 26, 106, 149
Argand furnace, Mr. C. W. Williams's,
319, 363, 374. (See also Combustion.)
lamp, Hemmenway's, 444
Armstrong, Robert, Esq. C. E., on diffusion
of gaseous bodies and Mr. C. W. Wil-
liams's furnace, 37, 62, 86, 111, 187,
203, 233
Arsenic detected by voltaic precipitation,
5 12
Artesian well at Grenelle, 191, 202, 230
wells, effect of the tides on, 295
Atlantic and Pacific, canal between, propos-
ed, 80
Atmospheric pressure engine, 319
Atmospheric railway, 233, 479,480
Atmospheric Marine Engine, 502
Axletrees and axletree boxes, De Bergue's
improvements in, 190
Axles, broken, experiments with, 479,
485

Baddeley, Mr. W.; freezing of water-pipes,
19; protection from fire, 58, 85, 221;
mechanical chimney sweeping, 68, 101,
150; Hartley's fire proof plan of build-
ing, 85 ; Harper and Joyce's stoves,
99; bursting of gas pipes, 120, 154;
fire preventiv cement, 85, 134 ; London
fires in 1841, 162; Walker's water ele-
vator, 209, 330
Bain and Wright's electrical clocks, 48;
electro-magnetic railway controller, 96,
97
Baker, Mr. W. B. ; water-pressure engine
at Illsang, in Bavaria, 299
Bands, Edwards's, for machinery, 413 ;
Newall's, 414
Barratt's processes for coating by precipi-
tation, 476
Barometer, new, by Dollond, 320
Barré's improvements in manufacture of
sail cloth, 318
Baths, Poole's improvements in, 76
Bedsteps, Macaulay's improvements in, 381
Belgian locomotive engine (Deridder's), 113
Belgium, steam engines in, 128
Bentall's improved plough, 44
Berger's process of manufacturing starch,
111
Bethell's process of preserving wood, 409
Beyse, Mr. A. W.; true principles of velo-
city in steam navigation and Joest's pro-
pellers, 422, 464
Bigelow's power loom, 78
Binnacle, magnetic, Payne's, 319
Birkbeck Testimonial, 351, 361
Birmingham and Gloucester railway, per-
manent way of, 298
Biscuit-baking, expeditious, 420
Black sea, steam navigation of 368
Blast furnaces, gases evolved in ; Bunsen's
researches, 229
Blasting rocks by galvanism, 68, 320, 353,
474
Blaxland's propeller, 449,475, 487
Blowpipe lamp for workshops, 257
Boats, machinery for steering; Evartz's,
444; Hunt's, 456, 502

iv in DEx.

Boats, Holcroft's portable and safety, 337
Bookbinding, Whittaker's improvements in,
253
Booth's (J. C.) improvements in manufac-
ture of leather, 445
(J. P.) patent for down wadding,

463
Boustead, Mr. John ; description of a dou-
ble factory roof, 410
Bowsprings and spring buffers, Adams's,
208, 480
Brazendale, Mr. M. J.; self-inking print-
ing press, 155 ; new method of orna-
menting fancy cutlery, 261 ; new method
of producing daguerrotype engravings,
262; lowering the lights in engraving,
415 -
Bridges, Gibbs's improved system of build-
ing, 1
, Indian method of laying founda-
tions of, 331
skew, 410
Brighton breakwater and harbour of re-
fuge ; Mr. Wigney's plan, 70, 193
Britten, Mr. J., on Parkes's theory of the
percussive action of steam, 89
Bronze, ancient, 384
Brown's (Sir Samuel) plans for propelling,
92

(S.) metallic casks, 143
(P.) stoves, 464
Budd, Mr. Theo ; description of Chelson
meadow sluice, 302
Budding's grass-mowing machine, improv-
ed, 400
Bude light, 48, 106, 108,419
Buffers, Adams's, 208, 480; Mallet's, 105,
138, 212
Building, Hansom's new system of, 265
Bulkley's mode of stopping leaks in hose,
126
Burnham’s “Locomotive Steamer,” 442
Buttons, clay, Prosser's, 80
, Chambers' and Franklin's improve-
ments in, 238
, Aingworth's, 315
Bynner's improvements in lamps, 382

Cambrian engine (Jones's), 487, 502
Canal navigation, improvement of, 121
, Ulster, 298
, Maine and Danube, 368
Candlesticks and candleholders, Steven's
and King's, 30
Candle-holder, spring, 136
Candles, Palmer's improvements in, 464
Carboline, new species of fuel, 142
Carbonic oxide, application of, to heating
purposes, 4, 23
Carding machine, Crane's, 444
Carnelians, cooking, 208
Carr and Ryle's improvements in staining
glass, 382

Carpenter, Capt. ; application of his pro-
peller to the pinnace of the Geyser steam
frigate, 126, 329; to canal navigation,
364
Carriage on rollers instead of wheels, 385,
474
Carriages and roads, resistance and wear of,
200
Carr's improvements in steam engines, 189
Casebourne, Mr. Thomas; description of
Ulster canal, 298
Casks, Brown's metallic, 143
Cayley, Sir Geo., Bart., on the Paris rail-
way accident, 397
Cement, Fire-Preventive Company's, 85 ;
Martin's, 96
for silk, wanted, 251
, Jeffrey's, 336, 352
, magnesian, 336
Cements; Col. Pasley's Treatise and Mr.
Frost's experiments, 310
Centrifugal railway, 360
Ceylon, pearl fisheries of, 144
Chalk, attractive of humidity, 106
Chambers and Franklin's improvements in
buttons, 2.38
Chapman, Mr. John, C. E., on Henson's
condensing steam engine, 36
Chelson meadow sluice, 302
Chest expanders, Harwood's, 286
Chesterman's filtering apparatus, 92
Cheverton, Benj., Esq.; Practice and Prac-
ticians v. Mathematics and Mathemati-
cians, 55; Paris railway accident, 433
Children's Employment Commission, Re-
port of, 426 ; Lord Ashley's Bill, 479
Child's improvement in lathes, 248
Chimney sweeping, mechanical, 68, 101,
135, 150, 252, 394
Chlorine, Lee's process of manufacturing,
142
Civil Engineers, Institution of, proceedings
of, 298, 331, 403
Clark's moveable loading muzzle, for rifles,
78
Clay buttons, Prosser's, 80
Clegg's Treatise on gas-lighting, 387
Clegg, Sam., sen., Esq., C. E.; his services
to gas-lighting, 387
Cliff crane (Johnston's) for rescue of per-
sons shipwrecked, 482
Cloth, new, from old clothes,
mode of manufacturing, 127
Cloth, waterproof, 201
-— , felted, improvements in the manu-
facture of, 349
Coal, properties and combustion of, 4, 20,
23
— in Borneo, 80
in France, 2.30
mines, state of labour in, 426
Coathupe, C. T., Esq, ; his mercurial meter
convertible into a lubricator, 44

Daniell's

Coffee-pot, Andrew's, 93
Coke. See Combustion.
Columbus and his egg anticipated, 287
Combustion, principles and practice of, 4,
23, 1 18, 120, 129, 183, 203, 215, 243,
259, 291, 322, 492
—- spontaneous, 80 ; remedies for,
154, 206
Compass, Harris's, 17
Compasses, elliptic, 297
Compound interest, on calculating con-
tinuously, 132
Copper sheathing, 192, 403
, manufacture of, Duclos' improve-
ments in, 476
Cork-cutting machine, Mavy's, 127; La-
chenal and Vieyres', 285
Cornish steam-engines, 21, 224, 368
Craddock's condensing system, 246
Crank, disconnecting, for paddle-wheels,
344
Crane's carding machine, 444
Crosskill's machine for crushing and tilling
land, 254
Cumberland, Geo., Esq.; power without
steam, 468
Curtis, J. Harrison, Esq.; his new accoustic
instrument musoton, 108
Cutlery, fancy, new method of ornament-
ing, 261

Daguerrotype, the, 231, 262
Damp rooms, cure for, 192
Daniell's (R.) mode of manufacturing new
cloth from old clothes, 127
Daniell's (J. C.) patent for manures, 463
Danube, the, steam navigation of, 368
Davies's elliptograph, 74, 155,224
Davis's odometer, 349
Davison, Mr. Robert; the worm in timber,
410
Day's ventilating apparatus, 46
— (Silas) improvements in fire-arms,

Dead Sea and Mediterranean, levels of, 128
Deakin, Mr. Thomas ; explosion of steam
boilers, 31 1
Dean, Forest of, Report of Mining Com-
missioners, 489 -
De Bergue's improvements in axletrees and
axletree boxes, 190
Defries's dry gas meter, 409
De Moleyn's application of electricity to
production of motion and illumination,
236
Dempster's new system of building and rig-
ging vessels, 192, 504
Deridder's Belgian locomotive engine, 113]
Designs, piracy of ; Cases, 94, 511
, registered, lists of, 94, 158, 269,
350, 446, 5 ll
Dexter's hot water apparatus, 446
Disc engine, 288, 325, 329

Dobson, Mr. Edward; deseription of iron
skew bridge, 410

Docks, dry, Johnson's mode of construct-
ing, 267

Dollond's new barometer, 320

“Double-acting Rotary Engine Company,”
249, 308, 378

Down wadding, Booth's patent for, 463

Draining machine, American, 240

Drummond light, application of, to domes-
tic purposes, 289

Duclos' improvements in manufacture of
copper, 476

Dyeing, new process of 288

, electric, 336

Earthquake in Cornwall, 192

Edwards's patent bands for machinery, 413

Eels and eel lines. 453

Electric precipitation, plating by, 88,476,
5 12

dyeing, 336
Electrical clocks, Wright and Bain's, 48
Illumination, De Moleyn's patent
for, 236
machines, Walker's cheap copper
coils for, 107
eel, death of, 256
experiments on the Serpentine,469
Electro-engraving, Palmer's process of, 28
——— improvement

in, 151
Electro-lace, 192
Electro - magnetic railway - controller,
Wright and Bain's, 96, 97
Electro-magnetism, application of, to motive
purposes, 191, 236, 384
Electro-metallurgy, books on, 401 ; Shaw's
and Smee's, 458
Electro-type, application of, to graduation
of instruments, 203, 249
—— process for copying engravings,
new, 501
Elliptograph, Davies's, 73, 155,224
Elliptograph, Milbourne's, 393
Emslie, James A., Esq., C. E.; chimney
sweeping apparatus, 81, 135, 150; Wal-
ker's hydraulic engine, 315
Encyclopædia of cottage, farm, and villa
architecture and furniture, Loudon's,
First Supplement, 402
England's destiny, 288
Engraving, ornamental, 79
, lowering the lights in, 415
, plates for, 462
—, new method of, 500
Ericsson, Capt. ; propeller and fire engine
applied in America, 191, 384; new steam
engine, 441 .
Evaporation, Gordon's improvements in,
126
Eversole's steam boiler, 269,

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