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Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: October, 1912 to March, 1913

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. From the Preface: "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" (p. 9).
Date: 1913
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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 … more
Date: 1911
Creator: Clement, J. K.; Adams, L. H. & Haskins, C. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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
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The Use of Permissible Explosives

Description: From Preface: "The present bulletin is printed as a supplement to Bulletin 17 and is intended primarily for coal miners, especially for those working in fields where inflammable gas or coal dust may cause disastrous mine explosions. The bulletin is issued by the Bureau of Mines in the hope that it may prove helpful in lessening accidents due to the use of explosives, and in particular may aid in preventing mine explosions, many of which have been caused by the use of improper explosives."
Date: 1912
Creator: Rutledge, J. J. & Hall, Clarence
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Recent Development of the Producer-Gas Power Plant in the United States

Description: From Introduction: "A summary of the tests made at St. Louis and a resume of the conclusions to be drawn from the tests and from the opinions of gas-producer manufacturers on the status of the gas producer and gas engine was published in a Survey bulletin in 1907. As it is desirable to repeat much of the material that appeared in the former bulletin (now out of print), this presentation may be regarded as a revision of the previous one, although considerable information not previously available… more
Date: 1910
Creator: Fernald, Robert Heywood
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Purchase of Coal by the Government Under Specifications with Analyses of Coal Delivered for the Fiscal Year 1908-9

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin is the third of a series showing the results of government purchases of coal according to specifications as its quality and giving typical forms of proposals for supplying coal and general information relating to government coal purchases. This paper gives in detail the results of government purchases of coal for the fiscal year 1908-9 and the list of contracts with abstracts of specifications for the fiscal year 1909-10, and summarizes the information on this … more
Date: 1910
Creator: Pope, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Apparatus and Methods for the Sampling and Analysis of Furnace Gases

Description: From Introduction: "It is the purpose of this paper to describe some apparatus and methods which have proved satisfactory to those engaged in the chemical work of the investigations mentioned. While these methods and apparatus have been designed more particularly with regard to analysis of furnace gases, their use is by no means limited to that purpose."
Date: 1911
Creator: Frazer, J. C. W. & Hoffman, E. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Purchase of Coal by the Government Under Specifications: with Analysis of Coal Delivered for the Fiscal Year 1908-9

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin is the third of a series showing the results of government purchases of coal according to specifications as to its quality and giving typical forms of proposals for supplying coal and general information relating to government coal purchases. This paper gives in detail the results of government purchases of coal for the fiscal year 1908-9 and the list of contracts with abstracts of specifications for the fiscal year 1909-10, and summarizes the information on th… more
Date: 1910
Creator: Pope, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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City Smoke Ordinances and Smoke Abatement

Description: From Introduction: "In connection with the fuel investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines much information has been accumulated as to the smoke abatement activities in various cities. The essential features of the information are presented in this report, which, it is believed, will be of public interest and benefit, especially to those communities that are just beginning organized effort to abate unnecessary smoke."
Date: 1912
Creator: Flagg, Samuel B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Foundry-Cupola Gases and Temperatures

Description: From Introduction: "Among the investigations that the Bureau of Mines is conducting with a view to increasing efficiency in utilization of fuels belonging to or for the use of the Government is an investigation of the processes that take place in a foundry cupola during a melt."
Date: 1913
Creator: Belden, A. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Analysis of Black Powder and Dynamite

Description: Report discussing methods used by the Bureau of Mines when examining a collection of explosives.
Date: 1913
Creator: Snelling, Walter O. & Storm, C. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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United States Coals Available for Export Trade

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this paper is to describe briefly the general character and commercial quality of some of the coals mined in the United States that reach tidewater shipping ports, and to show in a general way the important characteristics of those coals that by reason of transportation facilities and the situation of the coal fields are most available for export."
Date: 1916
Creator: Manning, Van. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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International Conference of Mine-Experiment Stations: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., September 14-21, 1912.

Description: Report discussing an international conference on mine-experiment stations assembling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The United States sent invitations to countries that had mine-experiment stations, Great Britain and Canada were the only countries, that did not accept invitation.
Date: 1914
Creator: Rice, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Briquetting Tests of Lignite at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1908-9 : With a Chapter on Sulphite-Pitch Binder

Description: From Results of Briquetting Tests: "The results of the briquetting investigations conducted by the Government are expected to prove of considerable value, not only to the Government itself as the owner of extensive lignite deposits and largest single purchaser of fuel, but also to the people living in the the regions where lignite is found. The problem assumes still larger proportions when one realizes that the development of manufacturing industries in those regions depends upon the ability to… more
Date: 1912
Creator: Wright, Charles L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Smokeless Combustion of Coal in Boiler Furnaces

Description: From Introduction: "The present bulletin not only shows that bituminous coals high in volatile matter can be burned without smoke, but also that large plants carrying loads that fluctuate widely, where boilers over banked fires forced to the capacity of their units, can be operated without producing smoke that is objectionable."
Date: 1912
Creator: Randall, D. T. & Weeks, H. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Résumé of Producer-Gas Investigations: October 1, 1904-June 30, 1910

Description: From Scope of Report: "The purpose of this report is, therefore, to present in convenient form all the more important data accumulated in the course of the tests described, in order that the results may be readily accessible both to the Government officials having charge of the design, purchase, or care of power plants and to all persons interested in the development of the internal-combustion engine and the gas producer as means for utilizing the energy of fuels."
Date: 1911
Creator: Fernald, R. H. & Smith, C. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Smoke Problem at Boiler Plants, A Preliminary Report

Description: Report concerning the rise in the usage of coal and the growing pollution of coal smoke. Includes the ordinances of several cities that arose to combat this pollution.
Date: 1912
Creator: Randall, D. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Mining Industry in the Territory of Alaska: During the Calendar Year 1916

Description: From Introduction: "The year 1916 broke all previous records of mineral production in the Territory. As a consequence, there has been a noteworthy increase in the number of mines in active operation or under development, though the greater part of the increased output is the result of greater activity at mines already producing rather than of opening new mines.The Territorial inspector covered the districts from Fairbanks to Nome and the Federal Inspector covered those of southeastern and south… more
Date: 1917
Creator: Smith, Sumner S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Laboratory Study of the Inflammability of Coal Dust

Description: From Introduction: "Much knowledge has been gained from the work done in the large galleries constructed at official and semiofficial stations in this country and abroad, but the study of the coal-dust problem in these galleries requires so much time and is so costly that there is a need of a reliable laboratory method for obtaining a classification if the great variety of dusts that occur in mines. The investigation described in this paper was an attempt to devise such a method."
Date: 1913
Creator: Frazer, J. C. W.; Hoffman, E. J. & Scholl, L. A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ignition of Mine Gases by the Filaments of Incandescent Lamps

Description: From Introduction: "As part of the investigations of the cause of mine accidents and of the safest and most efficient methods of handling electricity underground, the Bureau of Mines undertook a study of ignition of mine gases by the filaments of electric incandescent lamps. This bulletin describes the investigation in detail and gives a complete record of the results obtained."
Date: 1913
Creator: Clark, H. H. & Ilsley, L. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Commercial Deductions from Comparisons of Gasoline and Alcohol Tests on Internal-Combustion Engines

Description: From Introduction: "The following report is a summary of the commercial results which were obtained from 2,000 tests conducted by technologic branch of the United States Geological Survey at St. Louis, Mo., and Norfolk, Va., in 1907 and 1908, under the technical supervision of R.H. Fernald, engineer in charge of the producer-gas section."
Date: 1911
Creator: Strong, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Comparative Tests of Run-of-Mine and Briquetted Coal on the Torpedo Boat Biddle

Description: From Introduction: "With the particular equipment used in the tests both coal and briquets were far from smokeless; consequently the data of this bulletin are applicable only by analogy to parallel operation with a coal more nearly smokeless, but nevertheless applicable with much reliability. It was the original intention to make a set of preliminary steaming tests alongside a dock (which tests furnish material for this bulletin) an to finish with a set of running tests at sea; but the running … more
Date: 1911
Creator: Ray, Walter T. & Kreisinger, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tests of Run-of-Mine and Briquetted Coal in a Locomotive Boiler

Description: From Object of Tests: "The primary object of the tests was to study the relative performances of the two types of briquets and of the coal, with reference to efficiency, tendency to smoke, and the ease with which steam could be kept up, when each of the three varieties of fuel was burned at several rates of combustion. Many secondary objects were in mind, the data concerning which are discussed under "Effect of varying rates of combustion," pages 20-27."
Date: 1911
Creator: Ray, Walter T. & Kreisinger, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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