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Melting Brass in a Rocking Electric Furnace

Description: From Object of Report: "The object of this paper is to set forth in detail the possibilities and limitations of a rocking electric brass furnace. The general problem of electric brass furnaces is discussed and various types of furnaces are compared only so far as is necessary for the purpose of this report."
Date: 1918
Creator: Gillett, H. W. & Rhoads, A. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Optical Properties of Coals and Graphite

Description: From Abstract: "Optical Properties of U.S. coals of differing rank have been investigated by the Bureau of Mines for about 20 years. These investigations have been made to further the development of an objective basis for petrographic analysis of coal and to add knowledge of the structure and composition of coal and coal components by determining their optical constants in various regions of electromagnetic spectrum."
Date: unknown
Creator: McCartney, J. T. & Ergun, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Limits of Inflammability of Gases and Vapors

Description: From Definitions: "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." Suspended dusts and liquid mists are not considered."
Date: 1931
Creator: Coward, H. F. & Jones, G. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Liquid-Oxygen Explosives

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this bulletin is to examine the advantages and disadvantages of L. O. X., both in the light of experimental investigations by the Bureau of Mines and the results in actual blasting, and to discuss the probable future fields of usefulness for this novel type of explosive."
Date: 1932
Creator: Perrott, G. St. J. & Tolch, N. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Innovations in the Metallurgy of Lead

Description: From Introduction: "The data reported in this bulletin are largely the result of experiments conducted by the Salt Lake City station of the Bureau of Mines in cooperation with the department of metallurgical research of the University of Utah. The work on the lead is the only one of the phases of the investigations carried on at that station during the years 1914 to 1916."
Date: 1918
Creator: Lyon, Dorsey A. & Ralston, Oliver C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Isosynthesis

Description: From Preface: "The paper contains data on the development of the catalyst for the isosynthesis, on the effect of temperature and pressure of operation, and on the composition of the products of the reaction. In the last section, experimental evidence and speculations concerning the mechanisms of the isosynthesis are discussed."
Date: 1950
Creator: Pichler, Helmut & Ziesecke, Karl-Heinz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Chloride Volatilization Process of Ore Treatment

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin aims ti bring the salient features of the process to the attention of metallurgists for the purpose of furnishing information to and receiving comments from interested parties with the ultimate hope that the process will be a commercial success."
Date: 1923
Creator: Varley, Thomas; Barrett, E. P.; Stevenson, C. C. & Bradford, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of Total X-Ray Beam Energy With a Calibrated Ionization Chamber

Description: From Abstract: "This report describes the use of an air-filled aluminum-alloy ionization chamber to determine the energy transported by a bremsstrahlung beam with maximum photon energy in the range 6 to 170 Mev. This report can be used to construct a replica chamber to determine its absolute calibration between 6 and 170 Mev under a variety of experimental conditions."
Date: June 5, 1962
Creator: Pruitt, John S. & Domen, Steve R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development and Use of Certain Flotation Reagents

Description: From Forward: "When the experiments described in this bulletin were begun many of the reagents were available only in trial quantities. Some of them are now available in commercial quantities and are of different compositions from those that were available for experimental work. It was not possible to determine the exact chemical composition of some of the reagents."
Date: 1944
Creator: Dean, R. S. & Ambrose, P. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design of Underground Openings in Competent Rock

Description: From Summary: "This report presents methods and principles useful in designing underground mine openings and pillars in competent rock formations. Two types of formations are considered: (1) Massive formations, in which openings are generally mined with an arched roof, and (2) bedded formations, in which openings are generally mined with a flat roof."
Date: 1960
Creator: Obert, Leonard; Duvall, Wilbur I. & Merrill, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Essential Factors in the Formation of Producer Gas

Description: From Introduction Scope and Purpose of Inquiry: "The Bureau of Mines, to which the testing and analyzing of fuels as carried on by the United States Geographical Survey has been transferred, is continuing producer-gas investigations at the testing station at Pittsburgh, Pa. Results of the gas-producer tests made at the coal-testing plant erected at St.Louis, Mo., and of a study of some of the problems that came up in the tests have been published by Geological Survey. Results of the tests made at Norfolk, Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa. and of further studies of particular problems, will be published by the Bureau of Mines."
Date: 1911
Creator: Clement, J. K.; Adams, L. H. & Haskins, C. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electrodeposition of Gold and Silver from Cyanide Solutions

Description: From Introduction: "This report on the electrodeposition of gold and silver from cyanide solutions represents work that has occupied my time at intervals during the past 20 years, The investigations has been carried on simultaneously with my duties as professor of mining and metallurgy of the University of California."
Date: 1919
Creator: Christy, S. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaporation Loss of Petroleum in the Mid-Continent Field

Description: From Introduction: "The results of the investigation, as presented in this report, indicate that loses from evaporation are so large that they should receive serious consideration at once by the industry, which should make every endeavor to reduce them to a minimum."
Date: 1922
Creator: Wiggins, J. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of the Fischer-Tropsch Oil-Recycle Process

Description: From Introduction: "This report on the development of the oil-recycle process covers: 1. Review of the work in Germany on the first oil-circulation process. 2. Work by the Bureau of Mines, United States Department of the Interior. (a) Preliminary experiments on a laboratory scale, consisting of orientation tests and bench-scale operation, employing a 1-foot bed of catalyst in a 3-inch diameter vessel. (b) Operation of 2 pilot plants with a 4- or - 8 foot bed of catalyst in 3-inch-diameter reactors. Up to 3 gallons of C2+ hydrocarbons was produced per day in each of these plants. (c) Operation of a barrel-per-day pilot plant with an 8-foot bed of catalyst in an 8-inch-diameter reactor."
Date: 1957
Creator: Benson, H. E.; Field, J. H.; Bienstock, D.; Nagel, R. R.; Brunn, L. W.; Hawk, C. O. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Flow of Heat Through Furnace Walls

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin contains a statement of certain results that will be embodied in a report describing investigations of the combustion of fuel made by the United States Geological Survey and the Bureau of Mines in a specially constructed long furnace."
Date: 1911
Creator: Ray, Walter T. & Kreisinger, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flammability Characteristics of Combustible Gases and Vapors

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this bulletin is to present a general review of the subject of flammability, and to supply select experimental data and empirical rules on the flammability characteristics of various families of combustible gases and vapors in the air and other oxidizing atmospheres."
Date: unknown
Creator: Jensen, J. W. & Walsh, D. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Rabbits used in cancer research]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an experiment at the Dallas Veteran's Administration Hospital, forcing rabbits to smoke cigarettes to determine whether the habit causes cancer.
Date: June 6, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Vet tells of light ray machine]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about World War II veteran James F. Waddle discussing with newsmen an experimental "light ray" device used to blind enemy gunners during the war. Waddle, who worked with the device, is part of an investigation claiming the technology caused genetic defects and sterility.
Date: June 14, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections