Ericsson's caloric engine: Articles descriptive of the caloric ship Ericsson, and of her trial excursion of January 12th, 1853; taken from the daily journals of the city of New York, Band 275

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Gideon & Co., Printers, 1853 - 54 Seiten
 

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Seite 28 - Tribune, equally emphatic, said, "the age of steam is closed, the age of caloric opens. Fulton and Watt belong to the Past — Ericsson is the great mechanical genius of the Present and the Future.
Seite 9 - Ericsson is no longer of questionable practicability, but from this day takes rank with the foremost of the great and useful inventions which the world owes to science and genius, and that it promises to surpass in efficiency any other adjunct to the advancement of commerce and the industrial progress of the world. Resolved, That from its economy, safety, and ready applicability to all purposes requiring motive power, the caloric engine cannot fail to' minister largely to the happiness of mankind.
Seite 49 - The great idea which had for more than twenty years been ripening in the brain of the inventor, but which, from the incredulity and opposition he encountered among men of capital in his own native country, in England, and in America, he had been unable to realize, has thus been substantiated as a real entity.
Seite 54 - ... before entering the supply cylinders, it has been found in the Ericsson that the temperature is actually too low for the comfort of the firemen. As an engineering achievement, the machinery of the Ericsson is very far ahead of anything afloat.
Seite 42 - Vielow the freight deck, and is abundantly spacious to contain the entire mass of fuel required for the outward and return voyages of the ship. It is, in fact, contemplated that the vessel will be able to carry her coals for the longest trips o::t and back, even should the voyage be extended beyond the customary route of the A-.nerican packet steamers.
Seite 50 - ... saloons on both sides. As a model of naval architecture, there is not a vessel in our splendid merchant marine that can compete with the Ericsson for graceful proportions and symmetry of build. All who have seen her concur in the expression of admiration of this beautiful ship, and in their opinion of her superior sailing qualities, independent of any aid from her machinery.
Seite 42 - ... appurtenances. The construction of the furnaces, and the small amount of fuel required to feed them, cause a great saving in the stowage room of the Caloric ship, by which it gains largely in accommodation for merchandise and freight. The freightage of the ship will be about 1400 tons. The freight-deck, strongly secured from accidents, is roomy and cleanly.
Seite 50 - ... issue. For this purpose the latter furnished half of the capital necessary for the enterprise, and disposed among his acquaintances of the remainder of the stock. By this means, and regardless of expense, the clipper ship, whose first performance we have recorded, was built at the yard of...
Seite 10 - That the remarkable economy of fuel necessary for its working, the absence of all risk from explosion, and the low temperature throughout the ship, even in the engine and fire rooms, as satisfactorily exhibited on this...
Seite 42 - ... the stowage of precious articles. The coal-hold is below the freight-deck, and is abundantly spacious to contain the entire mass of fuel required for the outward and return voyages of the ship. It is, in fact, contemplated that the vessel will be able to carry her coals for the longest trips out ana back, even should the voyage be extended beyond the customary route of the American packet steamers.

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