The Homestead Steel Works

By W. Richards and J. A. Potter
July 1889
The Homestead Steel Works of Carnegie, Phipps & Co., Limited, are situated on the south bank of the Monongahela river, some nine miles above Pittsburgh, and on the immediate line ...

The Naval Ordnance Proving Ground

By Lieutenant Albert Gleaves, U. S. N.
July 1889
Previous to 1872, most of the experimental ordnance work of the Navy was done at the Washington yard, and tests of powder were made there also, or at the powder ...

Gun-Cotton—Its History, Manufacture, Use

By Lieutenant Karl Rohrer, U. S. N.
July 1889
[Reprinted from Scientific American.]The explosive of this name was discovered in 1833 by Bracounot, who dissolved paper and starch in concentrated nitric acid, and recovered a powdery white substance, which ...

Electricity on Board Warships

By S. Dana Greene, late Ensign, U. S. N.
July 1889
In the annual number of the "General Information Series, No. VII," published by the Office of Naval Intelligence, appeared a most excellent article on the subject of "Electricity on Shipboard," ...

Notes on the Literature of Explosives

By Charles E. Munroe
July 1889
No. XXI.Several U. S. patents have been recently granted to James Weir Graydon for inventions which relate to the use of high explosives for war purposes. U. S. Patent No ...

Professional Notes

July 1889
A Method of Registering the Rotation of a Shot by PhotographyBy F. Neesen, Professor in the United Artillery and Engineers' School at Berlin[Translated from the Archiv fur die Artillerie- ...

Bibliographic Notes

July 1889
BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.Volume XXI, No. 1, March 31, 1889. Among the natives of Australia. The Portuguese in the track of Columbus. The Rio San Juan de Nicaragua ...

Special Notice

July 1889
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1890.A prize of one hundred dollars and a gold medal is offered by the Naval Institute for the best Essay presented, subject to the following rules:Competition ...

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