Journal, Volume 12

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Page 125 - ... such punishment by imprisonment for not more than two years, with or without hard labour, or by fine, or both by imprisonment with or without hard labour and fine, and also by imprisonment until the fine (if any) shall have been paid and satisfied.
Page 166 - House, together with a great mass of evidence and tabular appendices : " 1. That the use of the metric system be rendered legal. No compulsory measures should be resorted to until they are sanctioned by the general conviction of the public. 2. That a Department of Weights and Measures be established in connection with the Board of Trade.
Page 110 - Glasgow bleaches 1,400 pieces of cotton daily, throughout the year. What an enormous capital would be required to purchase land for this purpose! How greatly would it increase the cost of bleaching to pay interest upon this capital, or to hire so much land in England!
Page 122 - ... pints of oil in the hour. And here it requires remark that, with that continuous supply, when the furnace is large and is at a white heat, the oil does not rise in the funnel, being instantaneously converted into gas at the mouth of the burner, and thrown up in that state into the furnace for combustion. The operation, indeed, consists at that point of a rapid distillation of oil-gas, which is immediately burnt, in the presence of air supplied at a suitable pressure by a dozen blowpipes, in effective...
Page 127 - To the active service consequent upon his various appointments he had united the practice of maritime surveying, and the combined pursuits of a scientific hydrographer and geographer. In 1835 he succeeded Captain Maconochie as Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society of London, but resigned that office in 1841, on being appointed to continue the survey of the North Sea, which had for some time been in progress. During this undertaking, in which he was continually engaged until the close of 1844...
Page 321 - From the above description it will be evident that, by merely varying the proportion in the size of the two parts of the tube, a scale of any length can be obtained. For example, if the tubes are very nearly the same size in bore, the column has to pass through a great distance before the necessary compensation takes place, and we obtain a very long scale, say 10 inches, for every 1-inch rise and fall in the ordinary barometer.
Page 122 - Too much vapour is then thrown into the furnace, and the heat is immediately lowered, especially at the beginning of an operation, before the fire-clay portions of the furnace are well heated. If, on the contrary, too little oil is supplied, the wicks burn, and the operation is spoilt. The demand of the wick holder for oil depends upon the condition of the furnace and the character of the fusion in progress.
Page 305 - ... was found not to prevent germination. Probably, therefore, the ants in their granaries do something to the seeds for the express purpose of preventing germination ; and, if so, it would be interesting to botanists to ascertain what this process can be. But, be this as it may, there is no doubt that the ants are fully aware of the importance in this connection of keeping their garnered...
Page 257 - ... to the Matter so referred any such Arbitrator shall have the like Authority and Jurisdiction as the Board of Trade has under this Act, and his Determination shall have the same Effect as a Determination of the Board of Trade under this Act.
Page 122 - ... the cotton may be always flooded. The success of the fusion depends upon the due supply of oil, to which point the operator must pay attention. At the commencement of a fusion, the oil must be run. from the reservoir until the surface of the oil in the funnel has a diameter of about an inch. The wicks will then be flooded, and a light may be applied, and a gentle blast of air set on.

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