A New Century of Inventions Being Designs & Descriptions of One Hundred Machines, relating to Arts, Manufactures, & Domestic Life
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A New Century of Inventions Being Designs & Descriptions of One Hundred Machines, relating to Arts, Manufactures, & Domestic Life

By James White
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  • A NEW CENTURY OF INVENTIONS, BEING Designs & Descriptions OF ONE HUNDRED MACHINES, RELATING TO ARTS, MANUFACTURES, & DOMESTIC LIFE.
  • PREFACE.
  • PART FIRST.
    • A DYNAMOMETER; OR, Machine for measuring Power and resistance while in Motion.
    • OF A NEW KIND OF BARREL SPRING, To lengthen the going of Clocks, Jacks, &c.
    • OF A PARALLEL MOTION, Being a combination of the Crank with the Epicycloid.
    • OF A SYSTEM OF CONCENTRIC PULLEYS, Already known as White’s Patent Pulleys.
    • OF A POWER-WHEEL, Turned by heated Air, Gas, &c.
    • OF AN EQUABLE PUMP, Or Machine for raising Water without interruption or concussion.
    • OF A SIMPLE MACHINE, For Protracting the Motions of Weight-Machinery.
    • OF AN INSTRUMENT For drawing Portions of Circles, and finding their Centres by inspection.
    • OF AN INCLINED HORSE WHEEL, Intended to save room and gain speed.
    • OF A DIFFERENTIAL COMBINATION OF WHEELS, To count very high numbers, or gain immense power.
    • OF A CRANE, Which combines VARIABLE POWERS with speed and safety.
    • OF A DIRECT AND DIFFERENTIAL PRESS, With two Powers: of which ONE immense.
    • OF A PERISTALTIC MACHINE, For raising much Water to small heights.
    • OF A DRAYMAN’S CANTER, Or inclined Plane with increased Power.
    • OF A PERPETUAL WEDGE MACHINE, Being a simple Method of gaining Power.
    • OF A DROPPING-WEIGHT-MOVER; Or Machine for lengthening the Time of going of a Clock, Jack, or other Weight-Machine.
    • OF A MACHINE, To promote Evaporation, with or without Heat.
    • OF A CUTTING OR GRATING MACHINE, For Green Roots, Tobacco, &c.
    • OF A SCREW, With greatly diminished Friction.
    • OF A SIMPLE AND POWERFUL MICROMETER.
  • SYNOPSIS, (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) OF THE CENTURY OF INVENTIONS COMPOSING THIS WORK.
    • ERRATA.
  • PART SECOND.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • MEMOIR ON A NEW SYSTEM OF COG OR TOOTHED WHEELS,
    • OF THE CUTTING ENGINE, To form Spur-wheels, on my late Patent principle.
    • OF A DOOR-SPRING, To keep a Door strongly closed, yet suffer it to be opened easily.
    • OF A DRAW-BENCH, For making my twisted Pinions.
    • OF A GEERING CHAIN, Formed to work in the Patent Wheels.
    • OF A SERPENTINE BOAT OR VESSEL, To lessen the Expence of Traction, &c.
    • OF A MACHINE For destroying, or lessening Friction.
    • OF A SECOND MACHINE, To avoid or diminish Friction.
    • OF AN EQUILIBRIUM COCK, To prevent abrasion and leakage.
    • OF A MACHINE To communicate and suspend Motion.
    • OF A MACHINE To set on, and suspend, rapid Motions.
    • OF A MACHINE For forging Screws, Beads, &c.
    • OF A DIFFERENTIAL STEEL-YARD, To weigh vast Weights with short Levers.
    • OF A RETROGRAPH, Or a Machine to write backwards, for Engravers.
    • OF AN EYE MACHINE, Or Machine for making the Eyes of Hooks and Eyes.
    • OF A VENTILATOR, Rotatory yet by pressure.
    • OF A COMBINATION OF WHEELS To raise Water.
    • OF AN ECCENTRIC BAR PRESS, For clearing wetted goods of Water.
    • OF A COLOUR MILL, For Calico Printers.
    • OF A DYNAMOMETER, Or a second Machine to measure power & resistance in motion.
  • PART THIRD.
    • OF A PUNCH MACHINE, For Engravers to Calico Printers.
    • OF A DIFFERENTIAL PUNCH MACHINE For Engravers.
    • OF A MACHINE For Moulding Nails.
    • OF A FIRE ENGINE Giving Power, while heating Rooms, Liquids, &c.
    • OF A ROTATO-GYRATORY CHURN.
    • OF A HELICO-CENTRIFUGAL MACHINE, For raising Water in great quantities.
    • OF A FORGING MACHINE, For Bar Iron, Steel, &c. square or figured.
    • OF A RECIPROCATING HORSE WHEEL, For Mines, Mangles, &c.
    • OF AN EXPANDING VESSEL, For Steam Engines, Pumps, Blowing Machines, &c.
    • OF A GOVERNOR, OR REGULATOR, For Wind-Mills, Water Mills, Steam Engines, &c.
    • OF A MACHINE For Forging Nails.
    • OF A MECHANICAL ASSISTANT For the Tea Table.
    • OF A COPPER-PLATE PRESS, With curious and useful Properties.
    • OF A REFLECTOR For Lighthouses, &c.
    • OF A LONG PARALLEL MOTION, For Mangles, and other Reciprocating Machines.
    • OF A MECHANICAL SYPHON: Which expels Part of it’s Water at the upper Level.
    • OF A FORCING MACHINE, For taking on and off the Cylinders of Calico Printers.
    • OF A SYSTEM OF MACHINERY, For cutting and trying Tallow by Power.
    • OF A WASHING MACHINE, FOR HOSPITALS, Which confines the offensive Matter till cleansed away.
    • OF A MACHINE, For propelling Boats, on narrow Canals, without disturbing the Water.
    • OF A MACHINE, For working, swiftly, the Slide-valves of Steam-engines.
  • PART FOURTH.
    • OF A CUTTING ENGINE, For large Bevil Wheels and Models, on the Patent Principle.
    • OF A CENTRIFUGAL DASH-WHEEL, For Bleachers, Dyers, &c.
    • OF AN HYDRAULIC LAMP For the Table.
    • OF A MECHANICAL ESSAY, To derive Power from expanding Metals.
    • OF A MACHINE, For Making Laces, Covering Whips, &c.
    • OF A BATTING MACHINE, For Cotton, or FINE Filaments in general.
    • OF A HORIZONTAL WIND MACHINE, For raising Water in large quantities.
    • OF A FLAX-BREAKING MACHINE.
    • OF A BOWKING MACHINE, To accelerate and equalize that process.
    • OF A PRINTING MACHINE, For two Colours.
    • OF A MACHINE For clearing turbid Liquors.
    • OF OPEN CANALS, As Hydraulic Machines.
    • OF A PORTABLE ENGINE, For extinguishing Fires.
    • OF A WIND MILL, With double Power.
    • OF A WATCH ENGINE, To extinguish incipient Fires.
    • OF A MACHINE For Engraving the Cylinders of Calico Printers by Power.
    • OF A HORIZONTAL WATER WHEEL, Probably the best of the impulsive kind.
    • OF A NEW SPINNING MACHINE, Called, and being the Patent Eagle.
    • OF A SECOND SPINNING MACHINE, Adapted principally to Wool.
    • OF MY PARALLEL MOTION, As applied to HEAVY Steam Engines.
  • PART FIFTH.
    • OF AN ADDING MACHINE, Or Machine to Cast up large Columns of Figures.
    • OF A ROTATORY PUNCH MACHINE Adapted to my own Engraving Machine.
    • OF A PORTABLE PUMP, To be worked by the Feet.
    • OF THE BISECTING COMPASSES.
    • OF A MUSICIAN’S PITCH-FORK, With variable Tones.
    • OF AN ESSAY, To obtain a Level at Sea.
    • OF A SECOND ESSAY, To procure a Marine Level.
    • OF A FIRE-ESCAPE, On a retarding Principle.
    • OF A SECOND FIRE-ESCAPE, By breaking the Fall.
    • OF A ROTATORY CHOCOLATE MILL.
    • OF A ROTATORY MANGLE.
    • OF A MACHINE, For driving the Shuttle of Power Looms.
    • OF AN AIR PUMP, Or Essay towards completing the Vacuum.
    • OF AN INCLINED WATER WHEEL.
    • OF A VESSEL, To assist in taking Medicine, &c.
    • OF AN AERO-HYDRAULIC MACHINE, For raising Water in large quantities.
    • OF ANOTHER WIND MACHINE, Furnishing immense Powers.
    • OF A CENTRIFUGAL MIRROR, To collect Solar heat.
    • OF A SECOND MIRROR, For collecting the Sun’s rays.
    • OF AN ENGRAVING MACHINE, For large Patterns.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • ERRATA.
  • ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
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