Canada's Metals: A Lecture Delivered at the Toronto Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, August 20, 1897

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Macmillan, limited, 1898 - Canada - 46 pages
 

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Page 14 - In the management of this we have been careful enough to avoid the old error. The old colonial system is gone. But in place of it no clear and reasoned system has been adopted. The wrong theory is given up, but what is the right theory? There is only one alternative. If the colonies are not in the old phrase, possessions of England, then they must be a part of England ; and we must adopt this view in earnest.
Page 17 - Come up, come in from Eastward, from the guardports of the Morn! Beat up, beat in from Southerly, O gipsies of the Horn! Swift shuttles of an Empire's loom that weave us main to main, The Coastwise Lights of England give you welcome back again!
Page 36 - ... that should a crack appear at all in nickel steel it will not develop as it would in ordinary carbon steel. This remark applies, of course, with equal force to railroad axles.
Page 36 - The 60-lb. projectile simply splashed on the face. The second shot was fired with a velocity of 1750 feet per second, the plate being indented about three-quarters of an inch, but the face was not in any way broken. The third shot also had a velocity of 1750 feet, but the indentation was only half an inch. There were no cracks of any kind in the plate, but the projectiles were in every case broken to fine pieces. Messrs. Vickers, Sons & Co.
Page 24 - ... part being immediately on the bedrock. This is not solid rock, but a mass of angular, broken rock lying, no doubt, in its original location in space. Between these masses clay and fine gravel have become imbedded. Into this the miner proceeds a foot or more.
Page 19 - The first authenticated discovery of gold within the limits of what is...
Page 36 - A successful trial of a 4-inch nickel steel armour-plate was made recently | on board the Nettle at Portsmouth. The plate was 4 feet square and 4 inches thick, and had no wood backing behind. It was attacked by a 5-inch gun with Palliser projectiles. The first shot was fired with a velocity of 1406 feet per second, but the plate showed no sign of having been hit. The 60-lb.
Page 29 - Breton, on the east, they occur at varied intervals. Sir William Fairbairn, in " Iron, its history, properties and processes of manufacture...

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