The industry of nations, as exemplified in the Great exhibition of 1851. The materials of industry

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1852
 

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Seite 368 - mallet and wooden stamper, worked separately by two men, is beaten down and rendered as firm as possible about the wood. The stack of billets is then kindled, and a slow combustion of the fir takes place, without flame, as in working charcoal. During this combustion the tar exudes, and a cast-iron pan being at the bottom of the funnel with a
Seite 315 - According to Hindu legend, it was found in the mines of the south of India, in the days of the great war, (the subject of the heroic poem, or " Mahabharata,") and was worn by one of the warriors who was slain on that occasion, Kama, king of Anga : this would place it about
Seite 368 - which projects through the side of the bank, barrels are placed beneath this spout to collect the fluid as it comes away. As fast as the barrels are filled, they are bunged and ready for immediate exportation."*
Seite 315 - 56 BC, from whom it descended to his successors, the Rajahs of Malwa, until the principality was subverted by Mohammedan conquerors, into whose hands it fell with other spoils of infinite value. Ultimately it became the property of Runjit Sing, and on the annexation of the Punjab by the British p 2
Seite 315 - years ago, or 3001 BC A long interval next makes it the property of Vikramaditya, the Rajah of Ujayin, 56 BC, from whom it descended to his successors, the Rajahs of Malwa, until the principality was subverted by Mohammedan conquerors, into whose hands it fell with other spoils of infinite value.
Seite 315 - the natives of India, and particularly of the Deccan, are too good judges of diamonds to mistake a topaz for one, and it is stated that 70,000 rupees have been paid for the fragment. It therefore certainly adds one extraordinary fact more to the history of this most wonderful of the
Seite 14 - were hung with the finest Gobelin tapestry; the floors covered with the superb carpets of the Savonnerie, which long rivalled the carpets of Turkey, and latterly have far surpassed them; the large and beautiful vases, the magnificent groups, and the exquisite pictures of Sevres china enriched these saloons, already glowing with the
Seite 280 - territory above Port Natal, on the eastern side of Africa; but we believe no geologist has examined those sites. In the Chinese and Burmese empires only brown coal appears to approach the tropic, but true coal seems to exist in the northern provinces. Southward of the Asiatic continent we are uncertain of the exact character of the coal
Seite 369 - asplenifolia) of Tasmania attains a height of 150 feet, and grows in all the cold and moist parts of Van Diemen's Land, in a handsome pyramidal form. The young trees are sometimes used as spars for rigging vessels, but they are too heavy; the timber is very white and closegrained, and useful for household purposes.
Seite 280 - in the province of Santa Catherina, in Brazil. On the African continent we have had vague accounts of coal in Ethiopia and at Mozambique, also at Madagascar ; and quite recently we have had intelligence of large quantities of coal in the newly-ceded territory above Port Natal, on the eastern side of Africa; but we believe no geologist has examined

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