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A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine   By:

A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine by Robert H. Thurston

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: Formatting and coding information: Text in italics is marked with underscores as in text . Bold face text is marked =text=. Superscript x and subscript x are represented as ^{x} and {x}, respectively. sqrt(x) represents the square root of x. [oe] and [OE] represent the oe ligatures. Greek letters are written between square brackets, as in [tau] or [theta]. Overlined 1 is represented as [=1]. [<] represents a 'rotated [Delta]'. General remarks: Footnotes have been moved to directly below the paragraph they refer to. In line multiple line formulas have been changed to in line single line formulas, with brackets added when needed. The Table of Contents has been corrected to conform to the text rather than to the original Table of Contents. The table on operating costs of trains gives 'Other expenses per square mile.' This has been changed to 'Per mile' the same as the other expenses. The table on dimensions of farm and road locomotives gives the diameter of the boiler shell as 30 feet, which seems unlikely. Feet are sometimes used as unit of area, both knots and knots per hour as unit of speed. Changes in text: Reference letters in the text have in several cases been changed to conform to the letters used in the illustrations. Minor typographical errors have been corrected. Except when mentioned here, inconsistencies in spelling and hyphenation have not been corrected. Exceptions: 'Desagulier' to 'Desaguliers' 'Séguin' to 'Seguin' 'Goldworthy Gurney' to 'Goldsworthy Gurney' 'Ctesibus' to 'Ctesibius' 'i.e.' to 'i. e.' 'Warmetheorie' to 'Wärmetheorie' 'tour a tour' to 'tour à tour' 'the beam passes to the' to 'the steam passes to the' 'Desagulier' to 'Desaguliers' 'éléver' to 'élever'. 'As early as 1743' moved to new paragraph. 'A = 6.264035' changed to 'a = 6.264035.'

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THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SERIES.

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