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The Oil Fields of Allen County Kentucky, with Notes on the Oil Geology of Adjoining Counties

Description: From introduction: The purpose of the field work was to investigate the geology of the county, particularly the structure or lay of the oil-bearing strata and the results of drilling to date. Structural conditions in the producing fields were determined by running level lines to the wells and correlating the data recorded in the well logs generously furnished by the operators.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shaw, Eugene W. & Mather, Kirtley F.
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The Kantishna Region, Alaska

Description: This report describes the results of expeditions to map the geologic and topographic features of the Kantishna region of Alaska.
Date: 1919
Creator: Capps, Stephen R.
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Reptilian Faunas of the Torrejon, Puerco, and Underlying Upper Cretaceous Formations of San Juan County, New Mexico

Description: introduction: The present paper, which in some respects is supplementary to another recent one on the same region, is based on a series of vertebrate remains collected during the field season of 1916 for the United States Geological Survey by J.B. Reeside, jr., and F.R. Clark.
Date: 1919
Creator: Gilmore, Charles W.
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Some American Jurassic Ammonites of the Genera Quenstedticeras, Cardioceras, and Amoeboceras, Family Cardioceratidae

Description: Introduction: The interpretation of the data furnished by the study of these fossils has been hindered somewhat because the exact stratigraphic location of much of the material is unknown. It was gathered with regard merely for the general stratigraphic and geographic position. However, as a knowledge of the general relationship forms to those of other areas is in itself of value to the stratigrapher and systematist it has seemed desirable to describe and figure the species.
Date: 1919
Creator: Reeside, John B., Jr.
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General Analysis of Airplane Radiator Problems

Description: Report embodies the results of a very extensive research, both theoretical and experimental, into the problems involved in the dissipation of heat by means of the airplane radiator.
Date: 1919
Creator: Dickinson, H. C.; James, W. S. & Kleinschmidt, R. V.
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Effect of Compression Ratio, Pressure, Temperature, and Humidity on Power

Description: Among other factors which affect the horsepower of an airplane engine are the atmospheric pressure, and consequently the altitude at which the engine is working, and the compression ratio, or cylinder volume divided by clearance volume. The tests upon which this report is based were selected from a large number of runs made during the intercomparison of various gasolines to determine the variation of horsepower with altitude at three different compression ratios. The test results and conclusions are presented in this report.
Date: 1919
Creator: Dickinson, H. C.; James, W. S.; Anderson, G. V. & Brinkerhoff, V. W.
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The Design of Wind Tunnels and Wind Tunnel Propellers

Description: Report discusses the theory of energy losses in wind tunnels, the application of the Drzewiecki theory of propeller design to wind tunnel propellers, and the efficiency and steadiness of flow in model tunnels of various types.
Date: 1919
Creator: Warner, Edward P.; Norton, F. H. & Hebbert, C. M.
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Airplane dopes and doping

Description: Report details some examples of dopes and doping on airplanes and balloons and the various properties of different materials. Topics covered include cellulose nitrate dopes, cellulose acetate dopes, dope covers, application of dopes, and fireproof dopes
Date: 1919
Creator: Smith, W. H.
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Comparison of alcogas aviation fuel with export aviation gasoline

Description: Mixtures of gasoline and alcohol when used in internal combustion engines designed for gasoline have been found to possess the advantage of alcohol in withstanding high compression without "knock" while retaining advantages of gasoline with regard to starting characteristics. Test of such fuels for maximum power-producing ability and fuel economy at various rates of consumption are thus of practical importance, with especial reference to high-compression engine development. This report discusses the results of tests which compares the performance of alcogas with x gasoline (export grade) as a standard.
Date: November 25, 1919
Creator: Gage, V. R.; Sparrow, S. W. & Harper, D. R.
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The airplane tensiometer

Description: Certain parts of an airplane are subjected not only to the stresses imposed by the aerodynamic or flying load, but also to the initial stresses, caused by the tension in the stay and drift wires. Report describes a tensiometer that measures such stresses which is simple in construction, accurate, and easily and quickly operated even by inexperienced persons. Two sizes of the instrument are available. One is suitable for wires up to one-fourth inch in diameter and the other for wires from one-fourth to three-eights inch in diameter.
Date: 1919
Creator: Larson, L. J.
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War Gas Investigations: Advance Chapter from Bulletin 178, War Work of the Bureau of Mines

Description: From General Statement: "Beginning with an investigation to develop the best type of gas mask, the scope of the work extended until it included researches relating to a wide range of devices, such as different types of poisonous and irritating gases and smokes, smoke screens, gas shells and gas bombs, signal lights, and incendiary bombs. When the results obtained through this research were to be applied by the War Department, the Director of the Bureau of Mines cooperated in the selection of men to have charge of manufacture or further development, recommending chemists who subsequently received commissions in the Army. Perhaps the greatest result of the research work has been the demonstration of the value of the services that the chemist and chemical engineer can render in time of need and the recognition of chemical investigations as a necessary function of the Government."
Date: 1919
Creator: Manning, Van. H.
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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.
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Removal of the Lighter Hydrocarbons from Petroleum by Continuous Distillation: with Especial Reference to Plants in California

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this bulletin is to describe the methods of constructing and operating representative types in the United States used for removing the light hydrocarbons from petroleum by continuous distillation, such plants being commonly known in the trade as topping or skimming plants."
Date: 1919
Creator: Wadsworth, J. M.
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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.
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The Decline and Ultimate Production of Oil Wells, with Notes on the Valuation of Oil Properties

Description: From General Statement Purpose of the Report: "The present investigation was undertaken for the purpose of supplying some of the material so badly needed in the valuation and more efficient operation of oil properties. Because of the lack of time for further studies, the amount of data already accumulated and the policy of the Bureau of Mines of publishing as soon as possible any information that may be of use to an industry, the bulletin is issued now."
Date: 1919
Creator: Beal, Carl H.
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A Preliminary Report on the Mining Districts of Idaho

Description: From Introduction: "The bulletin aims to give the localities of the various mining districts, and the nature of the present operations and those that have been carried out in the past."
Date: 1919
Creator: Varley, Thomas; Wright, Clarence A.; Soper, Edgar K. & Livingston, Douglas C.
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Recovery of Zinc from Low-Grade and Complex Ores

Description: From Introduction: "Vocalization in retorts has been, until recently, the only commercial process of producing spelter, hence the zinc mine operators have had to meet the terms of the zinc mine operators have had to meet the terms of the zinc smelters in regard to the following requirements: (1) Minimum percentage of zinc the ore must contain; (2) the chemical combination of the zinc in the ore; (3) the proportion present of those elements that interfere with the successful recovery of the zinc when the ore is retorted. As stated previously, and as will be shown later, a large part of the valuable mineral content of the ore is lost in effecting this concentration. As a result of the other requirements that have to be met in zinc smelting, much zinc is lost in the mining and milling of zinc ore."
Date: 1919
Creator: Lyon, Dorsey A. & Ralston, Oliver C.
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Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to September, 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

Bibliography of Petroleum and Allied Substances in 1916

Description: From Introduction: " This bibliography follows the same general scheme as the bibliography of petroleum and allied substances for 1915. References to articles in these journals have been taken from such sources as were available and credit has been given to those sources. American and foreign patents have been entered by title, without abstracts. A few minor changes have been made in the scheme of classification, which is, on the whole, the same is given in the 1915 bibliography."
Date: 1919
Creator: Burroughs, E. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recent Developments in the Absorption Process for Recovering Gasoline from Natural Gas

Description: From Introduction: "This report gives the results of a study conducted by the Bureau of Mines for the purpose of informing the petroleum industry on the recent progress in the development and application of the absorption process for recovering gasoline from natural gas."
Date: 1919
Creator: Dykema, W. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department