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Fuel-Briquetting Investigations, July, 1904, to July, 1912

Description: Report discussing a series of fuel-testing investigations that U.S. Geological Survey began in 1904 for the purpose of analyzing and testing the coals and lignites in the United States in order to determine their fuel values and the most efficient methods of utilizing them for different purposes. Types of tests undertaken included chemical analyses, steaming tests, gas-producer tests, briquetting tests, coking tests, and washing tests of samples collected from the various coals fields of the country. Bulletins presenting the results of these investigations have been periodically published but as supply has run out, the Bureau of Mines has decided to compile the most important facts of these bulletins in one volume along with the results of all other briquetting investigatins undertaken by the government from July 1, 1904, to July 1, 1912.
Date: September 1913
Creator: Wright, C. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

First National Mine-Safety Demonstration, Pittsburgh, PA., October 30 and 31, 1911

Description: Report discussing the first national mine-safety demonstration in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of aiding the increase of safety in the mining industry. The demonstration was conceived as a means of encouraging the adoption of first-aid instruction or instruction in the use of artificial breathing devices and life-saving apparatus. This bulletin is intended for those who were unable to attend the demonstration.
Date: 1912
Creator: Wilson, Herbert M & Fay, Albert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gold Dredging in the United States

Description: Report discussing the development of gold dredging in the United States, the essential features of present-day dredges, the facts that determine whether a placer deposit can be profitably dredged, and the approved methods of prospecting placer ground and of operating dredges. Intended for designers and builders of dredges, mining engineers, and persons who may contemplate investing capital in placer-mining ventures.
Date: May 1918
Creator: Janin, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Graphic Studies of Ultimate Analyses of Coals

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies of analyses of coals. The results are discussed and presented on various diagrams. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: December 1915
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C. & Porter, Horace C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: September to December, 1918

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Date: 1919
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: January to May 1919

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Date: 1919
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Constituents of Coal Soluble in Phenol

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the constituents of coal. As stated in the introduction, "this paper presents some results of an investigation of the nature of the chemical compounds that go to make up the complex material known as coal" (p. 5). This report includes tables and a chart.
Date: 1912
Creator: Frazer, J. C. W. & Hoffman, E. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Determination of the Constants of Instrument Transformers

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies on instrument transformers. As stated in the first paragraph, "the principle of the method here described is the same for both current and potential transformers, being an application of the potentiometer method" (p. 281). The methods and equipment studied are presented and discussed.
Date: 1911
Creator: Agnew, P. G. & Fitch, T. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coal-Mine Fatalities in the United States, 1870-1914: with Statistics of Coal Production, Labor, and Mining Methods, by States and Calendar Years

Description: Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines which is a compilation of fatal accidents in coal mines located in the United States along with notes and data about the number and causes of the fatalities. The statistics are organized according to the calendar year and divided by location to improve analysis.
Date: 1916
Creator: Fay, Albert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of Alternating-Current Waves by the Method of Fourier, with Special Reference to Methods of Facilitating the Computations

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over analysis of alternating currents. These currents are applied with the Fourier method. Descriptions of the method, and the results are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1913
Creator: Grover, Frederick W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Apparatus for Measuring the Relative Wear of Sole Leathers, and the Results Obtained with Leather from Different Parts of a Hide

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on the quality of sole leather. As stated in the introduction, "the development of a simple method for quickly determining the durability of sole leather seemed desirable, and this paper discusses a laboratory apparatus designed for this purpose and also presents the results of tests made to date to determine the relative wear of leather from different parts of the hide" (p. 3). This paper includes illustrations, and photographs.
Date: November 22, 1919
Creator: Hart, R. W. & Bowker, B. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Approved Electric Lamps for Miners

Description: Report describing the development of a number of types of lamps for miners that meet the requirements of the Bureau of Mines. Discusses the features and qualities of these lamps in detail.
Date: July 1917
Creator: Clark, H. H. & Ilsley, L. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses of Mine and Car Samples of Coal Collected in the Fiscal Years 1911 to 1913

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over analyses of coal samples collected from 1911 to 1913. The analyses and descriptions of the samples are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1914
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl; Smith, Howard I.; Fay, Albert H. & Sanford, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurement and Specification of the Physical Factors Which Determine the Saturation of Certain Tints of Yellow

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on the specifications of color. The specifications of the color yellow are discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: June 30, 1917
Creator: Priest, Irwin G. & Peters, Chauncey G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements on the Index of Refraction of Air for Wave Lengths from 2218 A to 9000 A

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over measurements of air refraction. Comparison of older studies of this kind is presented. As stated in the introduction, "a brief review of the objects, experimental methods, and results of these earlier investigations will assist in explaining the purpose of this additional investigation on the index of refraction and dispersion of air described in detail in this paper" (p. 698). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1918
Creator: Meggers, W. F. & Peters, Chauncey G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: October, 1912 to March, 1913

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. From the Preface: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (p. 9).
Date: 1913
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: March to December, 1913

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Date: 1914
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: December, 1913, to September, 1914

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Date: 1915
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department