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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Approximate Quantitative Microscopy of Pulverized Ores, Including the Use of the Camera Lucida

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over microscopy of pulverized ores. As stated in the introduction, "this paper, which deals with the study of pulverized ores and the use of the camera lucida in such work, discusses an investigation undertaken at the Seattle and the Golden mining experiment stations of the Bureau of Mines" (p. 3). This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: October 1919
Creator: Coghill, Will H. & Bonardi, J. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Temperatures in Spark Plugs Having Steel and Brass Shells

Description: "Brass has often been assumed superior to steel for spark plug shells because of its greater heat conductivity. The measurements described in this report prove the contrary, showing that the interior of a spark plug having a brass shell is from 50 degrees to 150 degrees c. (90 degrees to 270 degrees f.) hotter than that of a similar steel plug. It is to be concluded that steel is to be preferred to brass for spark plug shells. This report embodies the results of measurements taken of electrodes and a comparison of brass and steel insulators of spark plugs while they were in actual operation" (p. 5).
Date: 1919
Creator: Cragoe, C. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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General Discussion of Test Methods for Radiators

Description: Report describes the methods and apparatus developed and used in the extensive experimental research into the problems involved in the dissipation of heat by means of the airplane radiator.
Date: 1919
Creator: Dickinson, H. C.; James, W. S. & Brown, W. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experimental Research on Air Propellers, 2

Description: This report is a continuation of NACA Technical Report 14. It presents the results of an experimental investigation on the performance of air propellers which was divided into five parts, as follows: (1) Tests under conditions of flight on 16 model propellers of different forms, sections, or pitch ratios from those of Technical Report 14; (2) Tests under conditions of flight on one model propeller of variable pitch; (3) Tests under conditions of flight on three sets of right and left hand model propellers in series; (4) Tests on 12 model propellers to determine brake effect or negative thrust at negative slip; (5) Standing thrust and power tests of 67 model propellers.
Date: 1919
Creator: Durand, William F. & Lesley, E. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Ultra-Violet and Visible Transmission of Eye-Protective Glasses

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on the development of protective eye wear. The methods and equipment used are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: June 7, 1919
Creator: Gibson, K. S. & McNicholas, H. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Traps for Saving Gas at Oil Wells

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the use of gas traps at oil wells. Different types of traps are presented and discussed. This paper includes photographs, and illustrations.
Date: February 1919
Creator: Hamilton, Walter Raleigh
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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, R. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experiment Stations of the Bureau of Mines

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the eleven experiment stations established near important mining fields. The work done by the stations are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 1919
Creator: Manning, Van. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Explosives and Miscellaneous Investigations

Description: Report discussing explosives research requested by the U.S. Army and Navy and conducted by the Bureau of Mines.
Date: August 1919
Creator: Manning, Van. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Petroleum Investigations and Production of Helium

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on petroleum and helium production. The results of the studies are presented and discussed.
Date: June 1919
Creator: Manning, Van. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Petroleum Investigations and Production of Helium

Description: Report discussing petroleum investigations and the production of helium by the Bureau of Mines during World War I.
Date: June 1919
Creator: Manning, Van. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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