The Repertory of Patent Inventions, and Other Discoveries and Improvements in Arts, Manufactures, and Agriculture: Being a Continuation, on an Enlarged Plan, of the Repertory of Arts and Manufactures ...

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T. and G. Underwood, 1819

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Side 68 - Now Know Ye, that in compliance with the said proviso, I, the said Adolphe Nicole, do hereby declare that the nature of my said Invention, and the manner in which the same is to be performed, are particularly described and ascertained in and by the following statement thereof, reference being had to the Drawing hereunto annexed, and to the figures and letters marked thereon...
Side 201 - STONE": in which said Letters Patent there is contained a proviso obliging me, the said Joseph Aspdin, by an instrument in writing under my hand and seal, particularly to describe and ascertain the nature of my said invention, and in what manner the same is to be performed...
Side 300 - ... horizontally. The body and lower parts of the figure contain certain tubes, which seem to be conductors to the machinery. After a sufficient time, during which each spectator may satisfy his scruples and his curiosity, the exhibitor recloses the doors of the chest and figure, and the drawer at bottom ; makes some arrangements in the body of the figure, winds up the works with a key inserted into a small opening on the side of the chest, places a cushion under the left arm of the figure, which...
Side 167 - Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, And to-morrow I will give: When thou hast it by thee.
Side 300 - ... both of the figure and chest internally is displayed. In this state the automaton is moved round for the examination of the spectators ; and to banish all suspicion from the most...
Side 301 - These are small advantages towards winning the game, which are cheerfully conceded. It plays with the left hand, the right arm and hand being constantly extended on the chest, behind which it is seated. This slight incongruity proceeded from absence of mind in the inventor, who did not perceive his mistake till the machinery of the Automaton was too far completed to admit of the mistake being rectified. At the commencement of a game, the Automaton moves its head, as if taking a view of the board...
Side 299 - Turkish robe which covers them is raised ; so that the construction, both of the figure and chest, internally, is displayed. In this state the automaton is moved round for the examination...
Side 82 - ... as to render any change of position impossible. A second weight, of about seven ounces and a half, is made to slide on the bar near the knife...
Side 108 - In short, and to sum up all at once, I look upon it to have been a very imprudent act, to have settled any distant colonies at all, whilst there remained an inch of land in Great Britain capable of further cultivation...
Side 87 - The minute and second at which this total disappearance is observed must be noted. The pendulums will now be seen to separate, and after a time will again approach each other, when the same phenomenon will take place. The interval between the two coincidences in seconds will give the number of vibrations made by the pendulum of the clock ; and the number of oscillations of the brass pendulum, in...

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