The Philosophy of Domestic Economy: As Exemplified in the Mode of Warming, Ventilating, Washing, Drying, & Cooking, and in Various Arrangements Contributing to the Comfort and Convenience of Domestic Life, Adopted in the Derbyshire General Infirmary ...

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Barnett, 1819 - Home economics - 62 pages
Description of the Derbyshire General Infirmary containing a full account of the design and building of the Infirmary, the layout of the building from basement to attics, and of all the appliances installed and employed.

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Page 48 - ... further use. The process of wringing is also shortened, and improved, by placing the linen in a square box of strong sacking, ^kept open by iron rings, and shut up in a cast iron box, with a sliding plate forced, against the end of the bag by a rack and pinion, and turned by a winch. By this process the clothes are squeezed much drier than by the common method, and the pressure upon all parts being uniform, less injury is done to the texture of the linen.
Page 26 - August, when the thermometer in the shade stood at 80% the air which entered the air flue under ground at the same temperature, was found to be 60 at the extremity where it entered the stove-room : the current at this time was sufficient to blow out a lighted candle. In another experiment when the outer air was at 54 this air was reduced to 51C by passing through the flue.
Page 10 - ... turncap a short distance from the building, communicating with it by a subterraneous culvert, the opening from the former one is, by the power of a vane presented in a direction opposite to the wind, while the latter is by a similar contrivance always turned to the wind. These being both connected with all the rooms occupied by the patients, a current of air is constantly passing through the same.* " The committee, before the erection began, directed their attention to the means of obtaining...
Page 27 - In a fire-place of this construction the steaming apparatus occupies a recess in the wall similar to that used for the common stew-hearth...
Page 30 - ... from the afternoon of one day to the forenoon of the next, when it is usually wanted, without any application of steam in the interval.
Page 10 - The building is constructed of beautiful hard and durable whiteish stone ; of a cubical form, with an elevation handsome, yet simple and unornamented. The building consists of three stories ; the basement story being a little sunk, and surrounded with an area. The middle and principal story is a little elevated ; it is approached by steps and a Portico supported by four Doric pillars, of the same stone as that of which the walls of the building are formed, which is a hard compact millstone grit....
Page 13 - ... supplied at 32', but as this is less than the average temperature, this estimate will be quite sufficient. These are facts derived from experiments by observing the times of cooling. The calculation for the fuel is taken from the economy of. Bolton and Watts', Steam Engines.
Page 10 - Within this central part is also an outlet provided with a turncap, for the escape of foul air, by flues communicating with each room appropriated for the Patients. It may be proper here to mention that the gutter which receives the water from the dome and the surrounding roof has a contrivance to obviate the evils attendant on the gutters being filled with snow and ice, this is effected by covering the gutters with slates elevated by wood slips of about two inches square, with sufficient space between...
Page 28 - It is manifest that if the air at the surface of the earth should at any time be cooled down a little below the dew point, it would form a fog by condensing a small portion of its transparent vapor into little fine particles of water, and if it...

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