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Coal-Mine Fatalities in the United States, 1927

Description: Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatalities in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary.
Date: 1928
Creator: Adams, William W.
Item Type: Report

Experiments in Underground Communication Through Earth Strata

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies in mine safety and communication. The methods and equipment used in the studies are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1928
Creator: Ilsley, L. C.; Freeman, H. B. & Zellers, D. H.
Item Type: Report

Five Hundred Tests of Various Coals in House-Heating Boilers

Description: From Introduction Purpose of Tests: "The tests on which this report is based were made during or before 1917 to obtain a measure of relative heating value and burning characteristics of the various fuels when burned in domestic heating furnaces with attendance comparable to that given ordinarily. In all, 184 different shipments of coals, of which 172 were from various mines in this country, were burned in four low-pressure heating boilers; 534 individual tests were made. The primary object of tests was to report on each individual coal, but it was considered advisable to summarize the results to if any general deductions could be made. This report gives some of the results of this study in condensed form."
Date: 1928
Creator: Nicholls, P.; Flagg, S. B. & Augustine, C. E.
Item Type: Report

Geophysical Prospecting: Some Electrical Methods

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over experiments in electrical methods. The methods and equipment used are presented and described. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1928
Creator: Eve, A. S. & Keys, D. A.
Item Type: Report

Leakage from High-Pressure Natural-Gas Transmission Lines

Description: From Scope of Report: "With the cooperation of the Natural Gas Association of America, therefore, the Bureau of Mines has made a scientific study of leakage losses. The fundamental purpose of a study has been to gather information that will aid operating companies in their leakage problems and as a result to conserve natural gas for domestic and industrial consumption instead of allowing it dissipated into the air."
Date: 1928
Creator: Rawlins, E. L. & Wosk, L. D.
Item Type: Report

Limits of Inflammability of Gases and Vapors

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the inflammability of the gases found in mines. As stated in the introduction, "it is the object of this paper to present the results of a critical review of all figures published on the limits of inflammability of combustible gases and vapors when in admixture with air, oxygen, or other "atmosphere" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1928
Creator: Coward, H. F. & Jones, G. W.
Item Type: Report

Metal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1926

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines covering accidents that happened in metal mines located in the United States including statistics for injuries, fatalities, kinds and causes of accidents, and operational data, such as number of mine workers and shifts worked.
Date: 1928
Creator: Adams, William W.
Item Type: Report

Precipitation of Lead and Copper from Solution on Sponge Iron

Description: From abstract of Bulletin: "The results of the experiments described in this bulletin are largely a record of the behavior of sponge iron as precipitant of lead and copper under laboratory conditions comparable to those that would obtain in a commercial plant were it attempted to secure the maximum contact of surface between solution and precipitant."
Date: 1928
Creator: Oldright, G. L.; Keyes, H. E.; Miller, Virgil & Sloan, W. A.
Item Type: Report

Production and Development Problems in the Powell Oil Field, Navarro County, Texas

Description: From Introduction: "The Mexia-Powell fault fields have long held the attention of the oil industry, and this report proposes to present information on these fields and to interpret it for the consideration and guidance of all persons concerned in further development of the area. Detailed study of this field was made primarily to obtain a better working knowledge of the major features, involving structural conditions, the character and nature of the Woodbine pay sand, and the source of water."
Date: 1928
Creator: Hill, H. B. & Sutton, Chase E.
Item Type: Report

Production of High-Alumina Slags in the Blast Furnace

Description: Technical report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the results of investigations studying the effects of alumina composition on the viscosity of iron slag.
Date: 1928
Creator: Joseph, T. L. (Thomas Leonard), b. 1894; Kinney, S. P. (Selwyne Perez), 1890-1976 & Wood, C. E. (Carl Edwin), b. 1900
Item Type: Report

Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1926

Description: Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines which is a compilation of accidents in quarries located in the United States with data regarding the number and kinds of accidents as well as information about the mining operations (e.g., number of men employed, kinds of quarries, amount of work performed, etc.).
Date: 1928
Creator: Adams, William W.
Item Type: Report

Safety in Coal Mining: A Handbook

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing safety measures adopted by mining operations in the United States. As stated in the introduction, "this report deals solely with accidents in coal mines and with the means of prevention that have been determined and officially approved by the bureau" (p. 2). This report includes tables.
Date: 1928
Creator: Rice, George S.
Item Type: Report

Tabulated Analyses of Representative Crude Petroleums of the United States

Description: From Scope of Report: "The present bulletin therefore can be considered as one of series which, taken as a whole, will present a comprehensive picture of the characteristics of crude petroleum. Its main purpose is to present analyses of more than 300 typical crude oils, all produced within the United States."
Date: 1928
Creator: Smith, N. A. C. & Lane, E. C.
Item Type: Report

Thermodynamic Properties of Oxygen and Nitrogen

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the thermodynamics of oxygen and nitrogen. Properties of these elements and methods of estimating thermodynamic data are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: 1928
Creator: Millar, Russell W. & Sullivan, John D.
Item Type: Report