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Fire Tests of Building Columns

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on fire resistance on building columns. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this investigation is to ascertain (1) the ultimate resistance against fire, of protected and unprotected columns as used in the interior of buildings; (2) their resistance against impact and sudden cooling from hose streams when in a highly heated condition" (p. 12). This paper includes tables, illustrations.
Date: April 21, 1921
Creator: Ingberg, S. H.; Griffin, H. K.; Robinson, W. C. & Wilson, R. E.
Item Type: Report

Comparison of American, British, and German Standards for Metal Fits

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing the comparison of American, British, and German metal fit standards. The comparisons between national standards of the three countries are presented and described. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1927
Creator: Fullmer, Irvin H.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

Electrolysis and its Mitigation

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on electrolysis. As stated in the introduction, "this investigation has included a study of the physical laws governing electrolytic and self-corrosion in soils, an extended investigation of the effects of electric currents on plain and reinforced concrete, and a study of the work of previous investigators relating to the subject of electrolysis and its prevention" (p. 5). This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: November 25, 1918
Creator: Rosa, Edward B. & McCollum, Burton
Item Type: Report

Endurance Tests of Tires

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on the endurance of tires. 230 tires of 36 different brands were tested during the studies. The results of the studies are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, and photographs.
Date: May 25, 1926
Creator: Holt, W. L. & Workeley, P. L.
Item Type: Report

Use of Sulphite Cellulose Extract as a Tanning Material

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over chemicals used for tanning leather hides. As stated in the introduction: "an investigation was conducted to determine the suitability of sulfite cellulose extracts, derived from the waste liquors discharged from paper pulp mills, for use in tanning hides for the manufacture of leather" (p. 309). This report includes tables, and photographs.
Date: November 1, 1926
Creator: Wallace, E. L. & Bowker, Roy Clement
Item Type: Report

Tests of Large Columns with H-Shaped Sections

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on h-shaped columns. Physical and chemical tests were conducted on different types of columns. The results are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: June 11, 1926
Creator: Tuckerman, L. B. & Stang, A. H.
Item Type: Report

Radio-Frequency Resistance and Inductance of Coils Used in Broadcast Reception

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over radio-frequency resistance in radio reception. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this paper is to present data on the radio-frequency resistance and inductance of coils within the range of frequencies used in radiotelephone broadcasting" (p. 651). This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: October 22, 1925
Creator: Hund, August & De Groot, H. B.
Item Type: Report

The Ultra-Violet and Visible Transmission of Various Colored Glasses

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on transmissions of ultra-violet energy through different colored glasses. As stated in the introduction, "in the present paper are given the transmissions for the visible and ultra-violet of a large number of glasses, mostly colored, which are not used primarily for eye protection, but which are useful for various other purposes" (p. 3). This paper includes illustrations, and photographs.
Date: March 19, 1920
Creator: Gibson, K. S.; Tyndall, E. P. T. & McNicholas, H. J.
Item Type: Report

Temperature Measurements in Bessemer and Open-Hearth Practice

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on different types of furnaces, specifically the Bessemer and the open-hearth furnace. The results of the studies are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: May 8, 1917
Creator: Burgess, George K.
Item Type: Report

Toluol Recovery

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over toluol-recovery, known as light oil. The methods used in the toluol-recovery are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: December 19, 1918
Creator: McBride, R. S.; Reinicker, C. E. & Dunkley, W. A.
Item Type: Report