Proceedings Magazine - 1881 Vol 7/3/17

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It is customary among engineers and architects, in making allowance for the strain to be borne by any part of a structure, to assign to the materials used a strength sufficient to withstand a...

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  • The Coefficient of Safety in Navigation
    W. A. Rogers

    It is customary among engineers and architects, in making allowance for the strain to be borne by any part of a structure, to assign to the materials used a strength sufficient to withstand a strain much greater than that to which the structure...

  • Magazine Small Arms
    Lieut. W. W. Kimball

    Magazine small arms are those shoulder pieces and pistols whose systems of construction enable them to fire several successive rounds without reloading. They are divided into two general classes, revolvers and repeaters, the former firing their...

  • Aids to Navigation
    Lieut. Commander F. E. Chadwick

    It is difficult to realize that in 1816, one of the most important lights on the coast of Great Britain, that of the Isle of May, was but an open coal fire on the top of a tower; that until 1809 the famous Eddystone was lighted by twenty-four...

  • The Naval Campaign of 1812
    Prof. J. Russell Soley

    [Copyright, 1881, by J. R. Soley.]

     

    In order to understand fully the merits of the early actions of the war of 1812, it is necessary to notice for a moment the policy of the naval administration during the period preceding the...

  • The Lee System for Small Arms
    Mr. James P. Lee

    After the muzzle-loading arms collected upon the field of Antietam, had shown the necessity of adopting for general military work a breech-loading system which would not allow overloading, after the Austro-Prussian war had demonstrated the...

  • Professional Notes

    These articles have not been read before the Institute, but are inserted by direction of the Executive Committee.

    Different Types of Circulating Pumps for Surface Condensers.

    Few who have experience in the care and...

  • Reviews

    No publication will be noticed under this head, unless a copy, to be placed in the Institute library, is sent to the Corresponding Secretary at Annapolis, Md. Reviews must be signed by the writer.

    Captain...

  • Bibliographic Notices

    ASTRONOMICAL REGISTER.

    July, 1881. The -visitation at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

    The Astronomer Royal in his report states that the American extension of longitude carried on under Lt. Comdr. Green, U. S. N., to which...

  • Books Received

    American Geographical Society. Bulletin No. 6 of 1879, and No. 5 of 1880.

    American Institute of Mining Engineers. Papers read at the Philadelphia and Virginia meetings (26).

    American Metrological Society. Proceedings,Vols. I and II...

  • New Members

    The following members have joined since the publication of the last catalogue.

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    Ayers, J. G., Surg., Navy Department.

    Blish, J. B., Midn., Constitution.

    Briggs, J. B.,...


 
 

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