Hydraulic Machinery

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    THE term hydraulic machinery is generally confined to the machinery employed for storing up water under pressure, the arrangements for transmitting this power to a distance, and the various machines worked by means of the water pressure thus provided; and the utilisation of this form of power was mainly initiated by Lord Armstrong, whose portrait is given at the commencement of the book. This application of power has proved very serviceable for the intermittent operations required at docks, such as the working of dock gates, swing bridges, lifts, coal hoists, cranes, and capstans, and for raising passenger lifts, large canal lifts, and hydraulic graving docks.

    Hydraulic Machinery.

    By R. G. Blaine. Pp. viii + 383. (London: E. and F. N. Spon, Ltd., 1897.)

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