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A

DESCRIPTIVE AND HISTORICAL ACCOUNT

OF

HYDRAULIC AND OTHER MACHINES

FOR

RAISING WATER,

Ancient and Modern :

WITH OBSERVATIONS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS

CONNECTED WITH THE

MECHANIC ARTS:

INCLUDING THE PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF

THE STEAM ENGINE:

DESCRIPTIONS OF EVERY VARIETY OF BELLOWS, PISTON, AND ROTARY PUMPS-FIRE EN-
GINES-WATER RAMS-PRESSURE ENGINES-AIR MACHINES—EOLIPILES, &C. REMARKS ON
ANCIENT WELLS-AIR BEDS-COG WHEELS-BLOWPIPES-BELLOWS OF VARIOUS PEOPLE
MAGIC GOBLETS--STEAM IDOLS, AND OTHER MACHINERY OF ANCIENT TEMPLES. TO WHICH
ARE ADDED EXPERIMENTS ON BLOWING AND SPOUTING TUBES, AND OTHER ORIGINAL
DEVICES—NATURE'S MODES AND MACHINERY FOR RAISING WATER. HISTORICAL NOTICES
RESPECTING SIPHONS, FOUNTAINS, WATER ORGANS, CLEPSYDRÆ, PIPES, VALVES, COCKS, &c.

IN FIVE BOOKS.

ILLUSTRATED BY NEARLY THREE HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS.

BY THOMAS EWBANK.

It is a cruel mortification in searching for what is instructive in the history of past times, to find the
exploits of conquerors who have desolated the earth, and the freaks of tyrants who have rendered nations
unhappy, are recorded with minute and often disgusting accuracy-while the discovery of useful arts,
and the progress of the most beneficial branches of commerce are passed over in silence, and suffered to
sink into oblivion.

Robertson's India.

NEW-YORK:

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

200 BROADWAY.

1842.

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