Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 32, 1894)

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Página 108 - ... and the hot weather coming on, when electrical experiments are not so agreeable, it is proposed to put an end to them for this season somewhat humorously in a party of pleasure on the banks of Skuylkil. Spirits, at the same time, are to be fired by a spark sent from side to side through the river, without any other conductor than the water ; an experiment which we some time since performed to the amazement of many.
Página 104 - Society of London, a present of a glass tube with some account of the use of it in making such experiments. I eagerly seized the opportunity of repeating what I had seen at Boston; and, by much practice...
Página 248 - On Three Several Hurricanes of the Atlantic, and their Relations to the Northers of Mexico and Central America.
Página 103 - Collinson, Fellow of the Royal Society of London, a present of a glass tube, with some account of the use of it in making such experiments.
Página 113 - While you, Great George, for safety hunt, And sharp conductors change for blunt, The empire's out of joint. Franklin a wiser course pursues, And all your thunder fearless views By keeping to the point.
Página 113 - I have never entered into any controversy in defence of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them ; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected.
Página 254 - Report of the Chief Signal Officer to the Secretary of War for the year ending June 30, 1871.
Página 113 - The king's changing his pointed conductors for blunt ones is, therefore, a matter of small importance to me. If I had a wish about it, it would be that he had rejected them altogether as ineffectual. For it is only since he thought himself and family safe from the thunder of heaven that he dared to use his own thunder in destroying his innocent subjects...
Página 153 - Observations to determine the magnetic dip at Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, West Point, Providence, Springfield, and Albany, (made jointly with Professor EH Courtenay.) Trans.
Página 106 - At one end of the axis there is a small handle, with which you turn the sphere like a common grindstone. This we find very commodious, as the machine takes up but little room, is portable, and may be enclosed in a tight box, when not in use.

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