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A Biological Survey of the Pribilof, Alaska

Description: Brief summary of the geographic distribution, habits, and habitats of the birds, mammals, insects, arachnids, and chilopods of the Pribilof Islands.
Date: June 20, 1923
Creator: Preble, Edward A. & McAtee, W. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Leaching Nonsulphide Copper Ores with Sulphur Dioxide

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the sulfurous acid leaching of the Southwest experiment station. Operations and analyses of the experiment station are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 1923
Creator: Van Barneveld, Charles E. & Leaver, Edmund S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recovery of Gasoline from Uncondensed Still Vapors

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing fuel recovery from uncondensed vapors. As stated in the introduction, "this paper aims to show the possibility of increasing the gasoline yield from the crude by the recovery of considerable gasoline that is now lost by remaining uncondensed" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 1923
Creator: Dow, D. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Gas Masks, Hose Masks, and Oxygen-Breathing Apparatus

Description: Report providing information about the most appropriate kinds of breathing apparatus -- gas masks, hose masks, or self-contained oxygen-breathing apparatus -- to use in different situations.
Date: June 1923
Creator: Katz, S. H. & Bourquin, J. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carbon Tetrachloride Extinguisher of Electric Fires

Description: Report discussing "the extent and nature of the hazards to firefighters from gases and smoke resulting from the application of carbon tetrachloride extinguisher to electric arcs, burning insulation or fires such as may occur in electrical apparatus and machinery. The experiments described were made for the purpose of determining the nature of gases and smoke and ascertaining their toxic properties" (p. 1).
Date: July 1923
Creator: Katz, S. H.; Gleim, E. J. & Bloomfield, J. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Production and Briquetting of Carbonized Lignite

Description: From Introduction: "The Bureau of Mines since its establishment has always taken an active interest in the utilization of lignite and in the development of the lignite deposits of the United States. Extensive lignite fields occur in the west central States, notably in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Texas; there are smaller areas in several other Sates, some of which are widely separated."
Date: 1923
Creator: Babcock, E. J. & Odell, W. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bibliography of Petroleum and Allied Substances, 1921

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin is the sixth in the series of petroleum bibliographies published by the Bureau of Mines, Bulletins 149, 165, 180, 189, and 216 being compilations for the years 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, and 1919-20 respectively. In this bulletin the same general plan has been followed in arranging the references, but one or two additions have been made in the classification."
Date: 1923
Creator: Burroughs, E. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of Powdered Coal as Fuel for Power-Plant Boilers: Tests at Oneida Street Power Station, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin presents the results of 36 tests made on a 468-horse-power Edge Moor boiler fired with pulverized coal at the Oneida Street Station of the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co., Milwaukee, Wis."
Date: 1923
Creator: Kreisinger, Henry; Blizard, John; Augustine, C. E. & Cross, B. J.
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Analytical Methods for Certain Metals Including Cerium, Thorium, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Radium, Uranium, Vanadium, Titanium and Zirconium

Description: From Introduction: "This chapter indicates the methods of determining several of the alloy metals when occurring together in the same sample. Most materials seldom contain more than two or three of these elements, but considerable time may be saved if determinations can be combined. Details of the analyses and separations are not given here, as they have been covered more fully in other chapters. Whenever possible, reference is made to the particular chapter. Only sufficient directions have been given to outline the method of procedure, actual conditions for the separations being presented on other pages."
Date: 1923
Creator: Moore, R. B.; Lind, S. C.; Marden, J. W.; Bonardi, J. P.; Davis, C. W. & Conley, J. E.
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Preparation, Transportation, and Combustion of Powdered Coal

Description: From Introduction: "In the following pages the writer has endeavored to give an account of the many methods, advantages, and disadvantages of preparing and burning powdered coal."
Date: 1923
Creator: Blizard, John
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Investigation of Toxic Gases from Mexican and other High-Sulphur Petroleums and Products: Report by the Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior, to the American Petroleum Institute

Description: From Scope of the Work and Findings: "The work was divided into two parts, namely, field work and laboratory investigations. The most interesting and important of the laboratory investigations. The most interesting and important of the laboratory findings were: (1) The presence of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in the gases and vapors from light Mexican crude; (2) the extreme toxicity of H2S; (3) the absence of arsine, stibine, phosgene, hydrocyanic acid, and other toxic substances; (4) treatment recommended for poisoning by H2S; (5) use and limitations of oxygen breathing apparatus, hose masks, and gas masks."
Date: 1923
Creator: Sayres, R. R.; Smith, N. A. C.; Fieldner, A. C.; Mitchell, C. W.; Jones, G. W.; Yant, W. P. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Manual for Oil and Gas Operations [Part 1]

Description: Part one of a bulletin from the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing oil and gas field waste prevention, and policies on field operation. According to the introduction, "Part I of this manual points out types of oil and gas wastes and suggest, in detail or by reference, the most practical and effective methods in current practice for stopping these wastes. Throughout Part I the department's operating policy is given, with interpretations of the 'Operating Regulations' for enforcing every practical measure of conservation" (p. 1).
Date: 1923
Creator: Swigart, T. E. & Beecher, C. E.
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Underground Ventilation at Butte

Description: From Introduction: "The officials of the North Butte mine we engage in making a study of ventilation problems before the coming of the investigators, so that opportunity was given to work with those officials for several months. This bulletin is a result of studies made from the data collected during the two and one-half years of study and observation above outlined."
Date: 1923
Creator: Harrington, Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Manual for Oil and Gas Operations [Part 2]

Description: Part two of a bulletin from the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing oil and gas field waste prevention, and policies on field operation. According to the introduction (from part 1), "Part II comprises the revised 'Operating Regulations' which supersede all previous regulations and will govern future operations on public lands" (p. 1).
Date: 1923
Creator: Swigart, T. E. & Beecher, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airplane Speeds of the Future

Description: While the reliability of predictions is poor the author still attempts to gauge the future speeds of airplanes.
Date: January 1923
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics of Aerofoils 2: Continuation of Report No. 93

Description: "This collection of data on aerofoils has been made from the published reports of a number of the leading aerodynamic laboratories of this country and Europe. The information which was originally expressed according to the different customs of the several laboratories is here presented in a uniform series of charts and tables suitable for the use of designing engineers and for purposes of general reference. The absolute system of coefficients has been used, since it is thought by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics that this system is the one most suited for international use, and yet is one for which a desired transformation can be easily made" (p. 423).
Date: 1923~
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Some New Aerodynamical Relations

Description: This report contains three new relations extending the modern theory of aeronautics. The first part contains a relation between the power absorbed by an aerofoil and the power absorbed by a propeller. In the second part the exactness of the ordinary formula for the induced drag of an aerofoil is examined and the error is determined. In the third part the author shows that for the calculation of the air forces on bodies of considerable volume the imaginary sources and sinks equivalent to the flow around the body can be used in the same way as vortices are used for the calculation of lift and induced drag of wings.
Date: 1923
Creator: Munk, Max M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shortening the Landing Run

Description: Methods for shortening the landing run are discussed as well as the need for more emergency landing fields that will, by necessity, have to be short fields.
Date: October 1923
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Study of Airplane Maneuvers With Special Reference to Angular Velocities

Description: "This investigation was undertaken by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics for the purpose of increasing our knowledge on the behavior of the airplane during various maneuvers and to obtain values of the maximum angular velocities and accelerations in flight. The method consisted in flying a JN4H airplane through various maneuvers while records were being taken of the control position, the air speed, the angular velocity and the acceleration along the Z axis. The results showed that the maximum angular velocity about the X axis of radians per second in a barrel roll" (p. 563).
Date: 1923
Creator: Reid, H. J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Longitudinal Balancing of Airplanes

Description: The object of the present communication is to determine the best method for locating the center of lift of an airplane and to provide a method for making corrections. The method employed is very simple, being based on the positions given the elevator during flights at different speeds.
Date: February 1923
Creator: Eteve, Albert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New Albatross Commercial Airplane "L 58"

Description: The "L 58" is a monoplane with cantilever wings joined directly to the fuselage. It accordingly belongs to the new school of airplane construction, as founded and developed in Germany. A list of performance characteristics is included.
Date: March 1923
Creator: Meyer, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department