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The Robbins Process for Preserving Wood and Lumber from Mould, Decay and Destruction by Worms

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ISBN13: 9781151378934
ISBN10: 1151378933
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PRESERVATION OF TIMBER. The following is an extract from an article written for the Public Ledger, of Philadelphia, by Professor Baird of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington City: To a maritime nation there are few subjects of greater practical importance than the prevention of the ravages of the teredo, or borer in timber immersed in sea water, whether in the form of boats and ships, or piles, wharves, etc. Many remedies have been proposed, some of them beneficial for a time only, others entirely worthless, and the encasing or covering the surfaces exposed to the water with copper or other metal has hitherto been the only permanent means of defence, and this only useful as Jong as the shield remains unbroken. Our attention has recently been called to a series of experiments conducted in Holland, under the direction of the Academy of Sciences of Amsterdam, and a report just made embodies so many important conclusions, that we present some of them for consideration here. It may be well to premise that the borer in question is not a worm, as frequently supposed, but one of the mollusca or shell family, which, floating freely in water when young, and almost invisible, attaches itself to timber, and with its two extremely minute shells, working like an augur bit, bores into the substance of the wood, and increasing in size with age, excavates a, long tubular gallery, lined with a shelly deposit. The wood is not consumed for food, but only bored out to afford the proper lodgment for the animal. Its tail is provided with two small wire-like siphons, which, serving to catch the minute animalcules on which it is nourished, project beyond the surface of the wood into the water, although readily retracted at will. The experiments in question were prosecuted simultaneo...

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Publisher: National Patent Wood Preserving Co. Publication date: 1868 Subjects: Wood Crafts

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slywlf54, July 3, 2008 (view all comments by slywlf54)
This charming book, and its siblings, deserve to be reprinted - perhaps as a single volume suitable for gift-giving for the holidays (HINT HINT HINT!!!)! I used to buy the entire set as gifts for years and was appalled when I found they were out of print. I still have many dozens of favorite Grooks memorized, and quote them often. The world has changed since they were first penned and published, but the simple humorous lessons of Grooks are needed more than ever today!
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ISBN:
9781151378934
Publisher:
General Books
Publication Date:
December 2009
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Company, National Patent Wood Preserving
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
76
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.18 in. .27 lbs.

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