The Romance of Industry and Invention
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  • the Romance of Industry and Invention
    • ROBERT COCHRANE
    • PHILADELPHIA J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY 1897
  • PREFACE.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • CONTENTS.
  • ROMANCE OF INDUSTRY AND INVENTION.
  • CHAPTER I. IRON AND STEEL.
    • BESSEMER STEEL.
      • SIR HENRY BESSEMER.
      • SIR CHARLES WILLIAM SIEMENS AND THE SIEMENS PROCESS.
      • KRUPP'S IRON AND STEEL WORKS AT ESSEN.
    • SIR HENRY BESSEMER.
    • SIR CHARLES WILLIAM SIEMENS AND THE SIEMENS PROCESS.
    • KRUPP'S IRON AND STEEL WORKS AT ESSEN.
  • CHAPTER II. POTTERY AND PORCELAIN.
    • WORCESTER PORCELAIN.
  • CHAPTER III. THE SEWING-MACHINE.
  • CHAPTER IV. WOOL AND COTTON.
    • WOOL.
      • COTTON.
    • COTTON.
  • CHAPTER V. GOLD AND DIAMONDS.
    • NUGGETS.
      • METHODS OF MINING.
      • TREATMENT OF ORE AND GOLD IN THE TRANSVAAL.
      • STORY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD-FIELDS.
      • JOHANNESBURG—THE GOLDEN.
      • GOLD-FIELDS OF COOLGARDIE.
      • DIAMONDS.
      • THE HON. CECIL J. RHODES, THE DIAMOND KING.
    • METHODS OF MINING.
    • TREATMENT OF ORE AND GOLD IN THE TRANSVAAL.
    • STORY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD-FIELDS.
    • JOHANNESBURG—THE GOLDEN.
    • GOLD-FIELDS OF COOLGARDIE.
    • DIAMONDS.
    • THE HON. CECIL J. RHODES, THE DIAMOND KING.
  • CHAPTER VI. BIG GUNS, SMALL-ARMS, AND AMMUNITION.
    • WOOLWICH ARSENAL.
      • THE ENFIELD SMALL-ARMS FACTORY.
      • LORD ARMSTRONG AND THE ELSWICK WORKS.
      • TESTING GUNS AT SHOEBURYNESS.
      • HIRAM S. MAXIM AND THE MAXIM MACHINE GUN.
      • IRONCLADS.
      • SUBMARINE BOATS.
    • THE ENFIELD SMALL-ARMS FACTORY.
    • LORD ARMSTRONG AND THE ELSWICK WORKS.
    • TESTING GUNS AT SHOEBURYNESS.
    • HIRAM S. MAXIM AND THE MAXIM MACHINE GUN.
    • IRONCLADS.
    • SUBMARINE BOATS.
  • CHAPTER VII. EVOLUTION OF THE CYCLE.
    • CYCLING.
  • CHAPTER VIII. STEAMERS AND SAILING-SHIPS.
    • THE CARRYING-TRADE OF THE WORLD.
      • THE FIRST STEAMER TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC.
      • THE NEW CUNARDERS.
      • SAILING-SHIPS.
    • THE FIRST STEAMER TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC.
    • THE NEW CUNARDERS.
    • SAILING-SHIPS.
  • CHAPTER IX. POST-OFFICE—TELEGRAPH—TELEPHONE—PHONOGRAPH.
    • THE STORY OF ROWLAND HILL AND PENNY POSTAGE.
      • A VISIT TO THE POST-OFFICE.
      • THE POST-OFFICE ON WHEELS.
      • EARLY TELEGRAPHS.
      • THE TELEGRAPH OF TO-DAY.
      • ATLANTIC CABLES.
      • THE STATE AND THE TELEGRAPHS.
      • THE TELEPHONE.
      • THOMAS ALVA EDISON AND THE PHONOGRAPH.
      • THE END.
    • A VISIT TO THE POST-OFFICE.
    • THE POST-OFFICE ON WHEELS.
    • EARLY TELEGRAPHS.
    • THE TELEGRAPH OF TO-DAY.
    • ATLANTIC CABLES.
    • THE STATE AND THE TELEGRAPHS.
    • THE TELEPHONE.
    • THOMAS ALVA EDISON AND THE PHONOGRAPH.
    • THE END.
    • BOOKS COMPILED BY
  • ROBERT COCHRANE
    • London and Edinburgh.
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