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Image from page 72 of “Travels of a pioneer of commerce in pigtail and petticoats; or, An overland journey from China towards India” (1871)
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Title: Travels of a pioneer of commerce in pigtail and petticoats; or, An overland journey from China towards India
Year: 1871 (1870s)
Authors: Cooper, Thomas Thornville, 1839-1878
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Publisher: London J. Murray
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
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w to Sha-s,was comfortable and, above all, safe. It was thirty feet long,with four feet beam, the bow and the stern turned up canoe-fashion ; a space of twelve feet in the centre part was coveredover with water-tight reed matting, forming a capital protec-tion against wind and rain. In the fore-part of this littlecabin, which was divided by a cross-rail, we kept our smallearthenware stove, cooking utensils, and baggage. Philip and Ch. II.] WAN-CHIEN BOAT. 53 Lowlee also made up tLeir beds there; the other division Ioccupied, which was long enough for me to lie down at fulllength, but I was obliged to crawl in and out on my handsand knees. A space of ten feet from the bow was occupiedby the three boatmen, who at night covered it over with mats,making themselves very snug, and an equal space aft, servedas a shelter for the Lowder. This description of boat is admir-ably adapted for the navigation of rapids, for they draw verylittle water, and are built of an exceedingly tough wood, which

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WAN-CHIEN BOAT. grows in the district of Wan-chien, a small town on the leftbank of the Yang-ts, in the province of Sz-chuan, whencethey are known along the line of river as Wan-chien boats;they are propelled by oars, and a square, sail set on a pair ofshears by way of mast, which can be easily lowered or hoisted.A tow-rope is attached to the mast-head, by means of whichthe boatmen haul the boat up rapids, and also track whenthe nature of the river banks permits them to walk. Having made all snug, we were about to cast off from the 04 TEAYELS OF A PIONEER OF COMMEECE. [Ch. II. shore, when Captain Blakistons old Lowder came runningtowards us, evidently in a great state of excitement. Heinformed us that he had just been told by another Lowder,newly arrived from up river, that one of the six youngFathers, who had left me behind at Hankow, had beendrowned in ascending one of the rapids. This was not at allcheering, and had a disheartening effect on Philip and Low-lee ; they shook their he

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Image from page 57 of “Railway and Locomotive Engineering” (1904)
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Title: Railway and Locomotive Engineering
Year: 1904 (1900s)
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Publisher: New York
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tmentsat the present time. Railway Improvements in China There is now a through train servicebetween Peking and Pukow. Formerlypassengers had to change at Tientsin.Commercial Attache Julean Arnold under-stands that the company is to purchase 11block-steel car trains, of five cars each,to include compartment sleepers and ob-servation coaches, with arrangementswhich will permit the display of motionpictures, also train service from Pekingto Shanghai. Air Hose Fitting Machine in the WatervlietShops of the Delaware & Hudson Company Among other handy shop tools in theWatervliet shops of the Delaware &Hudson Co. there is a very simple hosefitting machine in the air brake shop. Itis used both for putting fittings on thehose and for stripping the same. The cross. The air inlet pipe is screwed intothe bottom hub and that leading to thecylinder into the one on the left. Afulcrum cast solid with the cross carriesan angle lever, the horizontal arm ofwhich is held normally up by the spring

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mm ^^^r^^ DET.Ml.S—AIR HOSE FITTING MACIIIXIC OX nEI,.VARE AND HUDSON motive power is air that is used in an<^-in. freight brake cylinder. It was found,however, after trying the machine thatthe ordinary piston with its packing couldnot be used satisfactorily, so it was re-placed by a solid steel piston made from apiece of axle with a follower made ofboiler plate. A special air inlet valve hasbeen designed for rapid operation. Thisis shown on an enlarged scale on a sep-arate drawing and consists of a combina-tion inlet and exhaust valve. The bodyof the valve resembles an ordinary pipe as shown. This presses the vertical arm ofthe lever against the valve stem shownprojeoling from the riglit hand boss. Thisis the exhaust valve stem, and it is heldnormally open. The rod bending downfrom the left hand end of the lever is at-tached to a treadle on the floor. Whenthis is depressed the valve stem project-ing from the top boss is pushed in bythe horizontal portion of the lever. Thisopen

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