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Post by Carolin » January 22nd, 2019, 2:48 am

The Romance of Modern Mechanism by Archibald Williams (1871 - 1934).
In 1910, when this book was published, the advancement of modern mechanism was still moving at a rapid pace. It must have seemed like very day, new inventions were made to make life easier. Most of these are still very much in use today, such as the lawn-mower, automatic milking machines in the dairy industry, fire engines, and escalators. Learn about how these worked in this volume. ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » January 22nd, 2019, 4:03 am

Chapter III

part 1, please end with
Not only does he flay it, but pierces it through and through; twists it into all manner of shapes; hacks masses off as easily as he would cut slices from a loaf; squeezes it in terrible presses to a fraction of its original thickness; and otherwise so treats it that we are glad that our scientific observations have as yet discovered no sentience in the substances reduced to our service.
part 2, please start at
THE STEAM HAMMER
The Scandinavian god Thor was a marvellous blacksmith.

Chapter VIII

part 1, please end with
The general adoption of this new ally will take time, and must depend largely on the liberality of subscribers to the fine institution responsible for lifeboat maintenance; but it is satisfactory to learn that the Committee has given the boat in question a practical chance in the open sea by stationing her at Newhaven, Sussex, as a unit in the lifeboat fleet.
part 2, please start at
MOTOR FISHING BOATS
It is a pretty sight to watch a fishing fleet enter the harbour with its catch, taken far away on the waters beyond the horizon while landsmen slept.

Chapter XII

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It has been reckoned that each ton of water distilled costs only 18 cents; or, stated otherwise, that 40 gallons cost one penny. At many ports fresh water costs three or four times this figure; and even when procured is of doubtful purity. During the Spanish-American War the Iris and a sister ship, the Rainbow, proved most useful.
part 2, please start at
REFRIGERATORS
Of late years the frozen-meat trade has increased by leaps and bounds.
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Post by Carolin » January 23rd, 2019, 9:13 am

This project is now ready to go! All readers and a dpl are most welcome :D

I am working my way through the library of romance, this is the sixth volume in the series i am bcing :) and after plants and then pirates, we return to engineering and invention.
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Post by BettyB » January 23rd, 2019, 11:11 am

may I start this off with 16 and 24...

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Post by Carolin » January 23rd, 2019, 1:45 pm

Thank you so much :D
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Post by Kikisaulite » January 23rd, 2019, 5:52 pm

I would like the introduction and section 18 - Apparatus for Raising Sunken Ships and Treasure, please.
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Post by Carolin » January 23rd, 2019, 11:34 pm

Thank you :D
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Post by Kikisaulite » January 24th, 2019, 7:31 am

Introduction as well, please. :)
Anyway, here it is. Duration 10:50
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Post by Kikisaulite » January 24th, 2019, 7:33 am

Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by Carolin » January 24th, 2019, 9:12 am

Thank you for getting us started :D
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Post by jergenhergle » January 26th, 2019, 2:31 pm

Could I take Section 26, Chapter XXIII - An Electric Postal System? Thanks!

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Post by Carolin » January 27th, 2019, 12:25 am

jergenhergle wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Could I take Section 26, Chapter XXIII - An Electric Postal System? Thanks!
Hi jordan, welcome to librivox!

You are welcome to participate in this project :) as this is your first claim, i will add you to the reader database. To be able to sign you up, i need to know under which name or pseudonym you would like to appear in the catalog. We can also link to your personal website or blog.

I see you have already completed your one minute test :thumbs: so your catalog info is all i need to get you started! Thank you!
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Post by jergenhergle » January 28th, 2019, 12:04 pm

Thank you! Put me in the database under J. C. Harrison. I don't have a personal website so you don't have to link to anything.


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Post by Carolin » January 29th, 2019, 12:07 am

Thank you betty :D
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