A Vindication by Cadwallader D. Colden, of the Steam Boat Right Granted by the State of New-York: In the Form of an Answer to the Letter of Mr. Duer, Addressed to Mr. Colden
Websters and Skinners, 1818 - Počet stran: 178
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Strana 174 - To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled.
Strana 32 - Nor have I ever heard of an instance, verified by other testimony than that of the inventor, of a speedy and agreeable voyage having been performed in a steamboat of any construction. I am well aware that there are still many very respectable and ingenious men who consider the application of the steam-engine to the purpose of navigation as highly important and as very practicable, especially on the rapid waters of the Mississippi, and who would feel themselves almost offended at the expression of...
Strana 30 - During the general lassitude of mechanical exertion which succeeded the American Revolution," said Latrobe, "the utility of steamengines appears to have been forgotten; but the subject afterward started into very general notice in a form in which it could not possibly be attended with much success. A sort of mania began to prevail, which indeed has not yet entirely subsided, for impelling boats...
Strana 29 - His boat was eighty feet in length, and was propelled by means of a vertical pump in the middle of the vessel, by which the water was drawn in at the bow and expelled at the stern through a horizontal trough in her hull.
Strana 122 - ... shall fully explain the principle and the several modes in' which he has contemplated the application of that principle or character by which it may be distinguished from other inventions...
Strana 30 - ... into a rotatory motion, were made. For a short time, a passage-boat, rowed by a steam-engine, was established between Bordentown and Philadelphia, but it was soon laid aside. The best and most powerful steam-engine which has been employed for this purpose — excepting, perhaps, one constructed by Dr.
Strana 32 - ... especially on the rapid waters of the Mississippi, and who would feel themselves almost offended at the expression of an opposite opinion. And perhaps some of the objections against it may be obviated. That founded on the expense and weight of the fuel may not for some years exist in the Mississippi, where there is a redundance of wood on the banks; but the cutting and loading will be almost as great an evil.
Strana 53 - An ACT for granting and securing to John Fitch the Sole Right and advantage of making and Employing, for a limited Time, the Steam-Boat by him lately invented.
Strana 51 - Fitch the sole right and advantage of making and employing the steain boat by him lately invented " passed the nineteenth day of March one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, as well 'as by the uncertainty and hazard of a very expensive experiment unless he could be assured of the exclusive advantage of the same if on trial it should be found to succeed. And whereas it is further suggested that the said John Fitch is either dead or hath withdrawn himself from this State without having made any...
Strana 18 - And then, after sketching the dangers which threatened his interests as guarantied by the laws of the State, Mr Emmet prophetically added : ' Yes, my friend, my heart bleeds while I utter it, but I have fearful forebodings, that you may hereafter find in public faith a broken staff for your support, and receive from public gratitude a broken heart for your reward.