Stories and sketches relating to Yorkshire by John Tomlinson

Stories and sketches relating to Yorkshire

byJohn Tomlinson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...adapted to stick into the ground. Great care is required in selecting the materials and in welding the various parts. The iron must not be too brittle, or the strain on the anchor may cause it to snap; neither must it be too soft, or the strain might straighten the arm, so that the latter would lose its hold in the ground. Good anchors are, therefore, very desirable; and, no doubt, perfection consists in combining lightness with strength. Patents have been obtained for anchors with a hollow shank, the centre being filled up with a wooden core, through which the cable is carried. For one of this character a patent was obtained by Captain Rogers in 1828; but none of these segmentary anchors ever became general. Two or three years ago the Northfield Iron Company, Limited, entered into an arrangement with this same Capt. Rogers to carry out his patent of a new solid anchor, and after spending something like £30,000 on additional plant and machinery, commenced the manufacture of anchors and pickaxe kedges on a large scale. For a while the hopes of the patentee and shareholders were buoyant, since the invention promised to be a great success; orders came in from the Admiralty and merchant service; the anchors were tested, and, although lighter and more compact than those in common use, were found to deflect less than the best anchors of any other manufacture; they defied competition. But a few weeks ago some blighting influences settled upon these ironworks of Northfield; Captain Rogers died, the managers found themselves unable to work advantageously, and the whole affair is now being wound up in Chancery. I asked a lime burner, who was busy at his kiln, which was the entrance into the Northfield Ironworks. "That is the road into Sweden," said...

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Title:Stories and sketches relating to YorkshireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021732312X

ISBN - 13:9780217323123

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