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Briquetting Tests of Lignite at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1908-9 : With a Chapter on Sulphite-Pitch Binder

Description: From Results of Briquetting Tests: "The results of the briquetting investigations conducted by the Government are expected to prove of considerable value, not only to the Government itself as the owner of extensive lignite deposits and largest single purchaser of fuel, but also to the people living in the the regions where lignite is found. The problem assumes still larger proportions when one realizes that the development of manufacturing industries in those regions depends upon the ability to obtain a cheap and satisfactory fuel. Although the results presented in this bulletin are not conclusive, they warrant the continuation of the investigators as soon as funds can be available for the purpose."
Date: 1912
Creator: Wright, Charles L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

City Smoke Ordinances and Smoke Abatement

Description: From Introduction: "In connection with the fuel investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines much information has been accumulated as to the smoke abatement activities in various cities. The essential features of the information are presented in this report, which, it is believed, will be of public interest and benefit, especially to those communities that are just beginning organized effort to abate unnecessary smoke."
Date: 1912
Creator: Flagg, Samuel B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparative Fuel Values of Gasoline and Denatured Alcohol in Internal-Combustion Engines

Description: From Introduction: "Under the terms of the act establishing the Bureau of Mines, this bureau was authorized to carry on the work of testing and analyzing fuels which had been conducted by the technologic branch of the United States Geological Survey. Therefore, the first investigations of the liquid mineral fuels logically embraced a careful series of comparative tests of gasoline and denatured alcohol in engines. The report is published by the Bureau of Mines because of the transfer of the fuel-testing investigations to this bureau."
Date: 1912
Creator: Strong, R. M. & Stone, Lauson
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

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

Government Coal Purchases Under Specifications with Analyses for the Fiscal Year 1909-10,

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin is the fourth of a series showing the results of the purchase of coal by the Government under specifications. The work of inspecting and analyzing coal delivered on Government contracts was transferred to the Bureau of Mines by an act of Congress effective July 1, 1910. It had been carried on for several years before that date by the technologic branch of the United States Geological Survey. The purpose of this paper is to explain in general terms the methods that the Government has found most satisfactory for the purchase of a large part of its coal supply, including the consideration of bids, the awarding of contracts, and the analyzing of samples on which the price corrections are based."
Date: 1912
Creator: Pope, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Index Map of the City of Scranton

Description: Index map that showing the location of the sections of the anthracite coal mines in relation to the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The numbers represent illustrated plates which accompany a bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines.
Date: 1912
Creator: United States. Bureau of Mines.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of Explosion-Proof Motors

Description: Procedure of Investigation: "The investigation described in this bulletin was undertaken by the Bureau of Mines as one of several investigations having for their purpose the ascertaining of methods for lessening the risks attending the use of electricity in mining. In this report the results of tests are related to the various types of protection employed which are described in detail."
Date: 1912
Creator: Clark, H. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department