How to use Brass in a sentence
His brass instruments have lost nothing of their ancient nobility.
It was pink with white tips, in an antique brass planter.
He couldn't wait to list his rusty tins, copper mugs, and brass candle sticks on an Internet auction site.
Rumford was engaged in superintending the boring of cannon in the military arsenal at Munich, and was struck by the amount of heat produced by the action of the boring bar upon the brass castings.
To the brass plate is attached an arm carrying the bridge piece.Advertisement
We're 'officially' given a job to do and then the brass leaves the room while we discuss how to 'unofficially' get it done.
A large brass vessel used as a standard measure for the lead ore, and dating from the time of Henry VIII., is preserved.
The city has extensive manufactures of heavy machinery, electric supplies, brass and copper products and silk goods.
The microphonic portion of the transmitter is contained in a thin cylindrical box or case of brass A, the inner curved surface of which is covered with an insulating layer of paper.
It was an elaborate construction of polished brass, and, contrary to the usual custom, seems to have been placed in the centre of the altar-step, long branches stretching out towards the four cardinal points, bearing smaller candles.Advertisement
There were said to be " various kinds of magnets, some of which attract gold, others silver, brass, lead; even some which attract flesh, water, fishes; " and stories were told about " mountains in the north of such great powers of attraction that ships are built with wooden pegs, lest.
Brass cannon recovered from wrecked vessels of the Spanish Armada are mounted on the walls.
Small up to the beginning of the 19th century, Holywell has increasingly prospered, thanks to lime quarries, lead, copper and zinc mines, smelting works, a shot manufactory, copper, brass, iron and zinc works; brewing, tanning and mineral water, flannel and cement works.
The building and construction trade is an important industry on the Rand, where there are also brickworks, iron and brass foundries, breweries and distilleries.
Bath also manufactures lumber, iron and brass goods, and has a considerable trade in ice, coal, lumber and iron and steel.Advertisement
Dingiswayo also encouraged trade and opened relations with the Portuguese at Delagoa Bay, bartering ivory and oxen for brass and beads.
Much of the iron and brass work is by Jean Matseys.
Besides its copper works the town at present possesses extensive tinplate, steel and galvanized sheet works as well as iron and brass foundries, steam-engine factories, brick and tile works, engineering works, flannel factories and chemical works.
Zinc as a component of brass (XaXKOs, 6pei-XaXKos) had currency in metallurgy long before it became known as an individual metal.
The Bida goblets, in which brass and copper are beautifully blended, are of extremely elegant design.Advertisement
Its chief manufactures are silk work, cloths and cloaks, gold and silver ornaments, &c., brass and copper work, furniture and ornamental woodwork.
Good brass work, including nice saxophone, turn this into a great rock jam.
There were three patterns, one of brass and two of wood.
The signal coil is suspended by fibres and is mounted together with a fixed soft iron core on a brass plate affixed to a rack, with which a pinion operated by a milled head screw engages.
This apparatus has an oil-cup consisting of a cylindrical brass or gunmetal vessel, the cover of which is provided with three rectangular holes which may be closed and opened by means of a perforated slide moving in grooves; the movement of the slide causes a small oscillating colzaor rape-oil lamp to be tilted so that the flame (of specified size) is brought just below the surface of the lid.Advertisement
Industries include slate quarrying, shipbuilding, iron and brass foundries, alum, vitriol, manure, guano and tobacco works.
The treasury contained the moneys and accounts of the state, and also the standards of the legions; the public laws engraved on brass, the decrees of the senate and other papers and registers of importance.
The Sumerians cast the heads of their lions in copper, not always with successful results, and filled them with bitumen and clay (like the image in " Bel and the Dragon," which was " clay within and brass without ") to give them solidity.
There is a good deal of shipbuilding, some ironfounding and a brass foundry.
The other industries are leather work, sugar-refining, goldsmith's work, ivory carving, iron, brass, copper, stone masonry, tanning, weaving, dyeing and carpentry.
At the island of Aretias they drove away the Stymphalian birds, who used their feathers of brass as arrows.
Aeetes required of Jason that he should first yoke to a plough his bulls, given him by Hephaestus, which snorted fire and had hoofs of brass, and with them plough the field of Ares.
The electro-deposition of brass-mainly on iron ware, such as bedstead tubes-is now very widely practised, the bath employed being a mixture of copper, zinc and potassium cyanides, the proportions of which vary according to the character of the brass required, and to the mode of treatment.
The agricultural trade is extensive, and there are iron, brass and agricultural machine works.
An iron tube, having its ends closed by brass caps, was placed inside a compressing vessel into which water was forced until the pressure upon the outer surface of the tube reached 250 atmospheres.
Aristotle refers to brass as the "metal of the Mosynoeci," 2 which is produced as a bright and light-coloured XaXK6s, not by addition of tin, but by fusing up with an earth.
Pliny explicitly speaks of a mineral Katiµ€ia or cadmic as serving for the conversion of copper into aurichalcum, and says further that the deposit (of zinc oxide) formed in the brass furnaces could be used instead of the mineral.
Stahl, as late as 1702, quoted the formation of brass as a case of the union of a metal with an earth into a metallic compound; but he subsequently adopted the view propounded by Kunckel in 1677, that "cadmia" is a metallic calx, and that it dyes the copper yellow by giving its metal up to it.
Some brassfounders break from a single ingot the quantity of zinc required to produce the amount of brass they wish to compound in one crucible, but when perfect uniformity is desired the importance of remelting the zinc on a large scale cannot be too strongly emphasized.
It is also a constituent of many valuable alloys; brass, Muntz-metal, pinchbeck, tombac, are examples.
Other industries include iron and brass foundries, engineering, manufactures of woollens and calicoes, silk-weaving, paper-making, oil and fireclay.
Cereals, cotton, forest products, cattle, and hides, and brass and copper vessels are the chief exports from the district.
The other volumes dealt with (a) iron and steel, (b) copper and brass, their smelting, conversion and assaying, and chemical experiments thereon.
If we melt copper and add to it about 30% of zinc, or 20 of tin, we obtain uniform liquids which when solidified are the well-known substances brass and bell-metal.
The difference in the appearance of brass and copper is familiar to everyone; brass is also much harder than copper and much more suitable for being turned in a lathe.
In fact the uniformity of brass and bell-metal is only superficial; if we adopt the methods described in the article Metallography, and if, after polishing a plane face on a bit of gun-metal, we etch away the surface layer and examine the new surface with a lens or a microscope, we find a complex pattern of at least two materials.
Thus a strip of zinc plunged into a solution of silver sulphate, containing not more than 0.03 gramme of silver in the litre, becomes covered with a flocculent precipitate which is a true alloy of silver and zinc, and in the same way, when copper is precipitated from its sulphate by zinc, the alloy formed is brass.
A very similar fact, that brass may be formed by electrodeposition from a solution containing zinc and copper, has long been known.
Among the manufactures are brass and copper work, wire for electrical uses, foundry and machine-shop products, locomotives, knit goods, tin cans and canned goods (especially vegetables).
If an insulated brass ball is touched against the first tray and then against the knob or plate of the electroscope, the gold leaves will diverge.
If whilst holding the ebonite sheet over the tray the latter is also touched with an insulated brass ball, then this ball when removed and tested with the electroscope will be found to be negatively electrified.
Charge positively a brass ball held on an ebonite stem, and introduce it, without touching, into the canister.
The other industries of Johannesburg include brewing, printing and bookbinding, timber sawing, flour milling, iron and brass founding, brick making and the manufacture of tobacco.
Eleven parts of gold and i of nickel yield an alloy resembling brass.
The brass tube, strengthened at the bearing points by strong truly turned collars, rotates in the cast iron cradle q attached to the declination axis.
The scales are at n, n; they are fastened only at the middle, and are kept down by the brass pieces t, t.
The prism p is fitted accurately into brass slides (care has to be taken in the construction to place the prism so that an object in the centre of the field will so remain when the eye-piece is rotated in its adapter).
The former cathedral church was mainly built 1069-1089, but was later gothicized; near the west end of the nave a plate in the floor marks the spot where Huss stood when condemned to death, while in the midst of the choir is the brass which covered the grave of Robert Hallam, bishop of Salisbury, who died here in 1417, during the council.
The soundings of the Dutch expedition on hung on the sounding-tube that it was automatically released the " Siboga " during1899-1900in the eastern part of the on striking the bottom and left behind, while the light brass tube Malay seas and those of the German surveying ship " Planet " containing a sample of the deposit was easily hauled up. This in 1906 in the South Atlantic, Indian and North Pacific Oceans principle has been adopted universally for deep soundings, and were notable, and Sir John Murray's expedition on the " Michael is now applied in many forms. In 1855 Maury published Sars " in the Atlantic in 1910 obtained important results.
A simpler form of collector, now almost universally used, is a plain brass tube which is driven into the bottom of the sea by the weight of the sounding lead, and in which the deposit may be retained by a valve or other contrivance, though in many cases friction alone suffices to hold the punched-out core.
The industries include shipbuilding and allied trades, engineering works, and iron and brass foundries.
The most important industrial establishments are cigar manufactories, manufactories of chemicals and earthenware, and brass foundries, and there is also an active trade in the agricultural produce of the surrounding country.
Although it has been restored, there remain traces of Saxon workmanship in the chancel, besides two Norman doorways, a font of the same period, a stone altar bearing five crosses and a fine 15th-century brass.
It has iron and brass foundries, machine factories and textile establishments.
It combines the planisphere and armillae of Hipparchus and others, and the theodolite of Theon, and was usually of brass, varying in diameter from a couple of inches to a foot or more.
Among the manufactures of the borough are sterling silver articles, plated and britannia ware, brass ware, rubber goods, cutlery and edge tools.
It consists of a cylindrical chest of brass, the base of which is pierced at its centre with an opening in which is fixed a brass tube projecting outwards, and Siren of intended for supplying the cavity of the cylinder with Cagniard de compressed air or other gas, or even liquid.
A metal or brass tube will serve as such a pipe, and may be excited by a suitable tuning-fork held at one end.
A glass or brass rod free at both ends may be held by the hand in the middle and excited by stroking one end outwards with a damp cloth.
Before long a commencement was made of the missions to the delta of the Niger, and between 1866 and 1884 congregations of Christians were formed at Bonny, Brass and New Calabar, but the progress made was slow and subject to many impediments.
The exports from Batavia to the other islands of the archipelago, and to the ports in the Malay Peninsula, are rice, sago, coffee, sugar, salt, oil, tobacco, teak timber and planks, Java cloths, brass wares, &c., and European, Indian and Chinese goods.
His subjects were ordered to worship him under the name of Zeus; he built a bridge of brass, over which he drove at full speed in his chariot to imitate thunder, the effect being heightened by dried skins and caldrons trailing behind, while torches were thrown into the air to represent lightning.
The town possesses iron, steel and brass works, railway wagon works, potteries, glass-works, breweries, saw-mills and rope-yards.
Both in the town and neighbourhood there are numerous foundries and works for iron, brass, steel and bronze goods, while other manufactures include wire, needles and pins, fish-hooks, machinery, umbrella-frames, thimbles, bits, furniture, chemicals, coffee-mills, and pinchbeck and britanniametal goods.
The groundwork was a mixture of copper and brass, either metal alone having serious defects.
Pl is the weight of the brass weights (10 lb) Î”=8.143.
In the hope of relieving his financial difficulties, the king erected a mint, where money was coined of the "worst kind of old brass, guns and the refuse of metals, melted down together," of the nominal value of £1,568,800, with which his troops were paid, and tradesmen were compelled to receive it under penalty of being hanged in case of refusal.
The brass and bronze industries are carried on at Iserlohn and Altena, those of tin and Britannia metal at Ludenscheid; needles are made at Iserlohn and wire at Altena.
This frame or tube is so constructed of iron and brass (one-third iron and two-thirds brass) that its temperature coefficient of linear expansion is the same as that of the platinumsilver alloy.
It is made of brass, and is provided with a spheroidal bulb the axis of which is 2 in.
The best instruments are now constructed for revenue purposes of silver, heavily gilded, because it was found that saccharic acid contained in some spirits attacked brass behind the gilding.
The simplest and oldest form of blowpipe is a conical brass tube, about 7 in.
Dr Joseph Black's instrument consists of a conical tube of tin plate, with a small brass tube, supporting the nozzle, inserted near the wider end, and a mouth-piece at the narrow end.
There is more than one meaning of Brass discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.
When making a determination of declination a brass plummet having the same weight as the magnet is first suspended in its place, and the torsion of the fibre is taken out.
The mica card is generally mounted on a brass framework, F F, with a brass cap, C, fitted with a sapphire centre and carrying four magnetized needles, N, N, N, N, as in fig.
He then describes a new compass with a needle thrust through a pivoted axis, placed in a box with transparent cover, cross index of brass or silver, divided circle, and an external "rule" or alhidade provided with a pair of sights.
Lying close to the Harkort iron and sulphur mines, and within the populous and rich mineral district on the lower Rhine, it carries on iron-founding, wire-drawing and the manufacture of machinery of various kinds, besides an active trade in iron, steel and brass goods.
Besides the manufacture of sheeting, towelling, ticks, dowlas and sail-cloth, the principal industries include flax-spinning, net-making, bleaching, dyeing, tanning, brewing, brass and iron founding, and there are potteries, flour-mills, engineering works, fisheries, and factories for the making of oil-cloth and linoleum.
Exposure to air and rain also causes slight corrosion, but to nothing like the same extent as occurs with iron, copper or brass.
In the casting of iron, steel and brass, the addition of a trifling proportion (0.005%) removes oxide and renders the molten metal more fluid, causing the finished products to be more homogeneous, free from blow-holes and solid all through.
It is largely replacing brass and copper in all departments of industry - especially where dead weight has to be moved about, and lightness is synonymous with economy - for instance, in bed-plates for torpedo-boat engines, internal fittings for ships instead of wood, complete boats for portage, motor-car parts and boiling-pans for confectionery and in chemical works.
The axis P N is made of varnished glass, and so are the axes that join the three plates with the brass axis N 0.
The axis N 0 passes through the brass piece M, which stands on an insulating pillar of glass, and supports the plates A and C. At one extremity of this axis is the ball D, and the other is connected with a rod of glass, N P, upon which is fixed the handle L, and also the piece G H, which is separately insulated.
These glass disks carry on them a certain number (not less than 16 or 20) tin-foil carriers which may or may not have brass buttons upon them.
Cotton spinning and the manufacture of cotton and muslin are extensively carried on, and there are also iron and brass foundries and boiler factories.
It contains a large number of interesting monuments, including a brass with the date 873 (supposed to mark the restingplace of King !Ethelred I.), a lunar orrery of the 14th century and an octagonal Norman font of Purbeck marble.
Other thriving industries include bleaching, dyeing, calico-printing, weaving (carpets, shawls, tartans), engineering, tanning, iron and brass founding, brewing, distilling, and the making of starch, cornflour, soap, marmalade and other preserves, besides some shipbuilding in the yards on the left bank of the White Cart.
Erie is the commercial centre of a large and rich grape-growing and agricultural district, has an extensive trade with the lake ports and by rail (chiefly in coal, iron ore, lumber and grain), and is an important manufacturing centre, among its products being iron, engines, boilers, brass castings, stoves, car heaters, flour, malt liquors, lumber, planing mill products, cooperage products, paper and wood pulp, cigars and other tobacco goods, gas meters, rubber goods, pipe organs, pianos and chemicals.
Brass and other metal wares, silk and cotton cloth and sugar are among the manufactures.
Here, in 1784, was found a brass Roman shield.
Among the city's manufactures are canned fruits and vegetables, condiments, glass-ware, brass and iron-work, hosiery, linoleum and oil-cloth.
The manufactures of less importance are tussore-silk, paper, blankets, brass utensils, firearms, carpets, coarse cutlery and hardware, leather, ornaments of gold and silver, &c. Of minerals - lead, silver and copper exist in the Bhagalpur division, but the mines are not worked.
Raw copper (including copper coin, brass, tombac, &c.).
The church contains a brass of the 14th a Democratic governor was elected.
To avoid the possi bility of displacements clue to magnetic influences, the needle may be replaced by a brass or glass rod.
Into the huge delta of the Niger several other rivers (the " Oil Rivers ") empty themselves; the chief being, on the west, the Benin, and on the east the Brass.
The chief ports are Lagos (q.v.), capital of Southern Nigeria, with a population of about 50,000; Calabar (q.v.), pop. about 15,000, known as Old Calabar and Duke Town, on the Calabar river; Opobo, Bonny Town and Brass Town, all on the rivers of the same name.
Brass Town contains a fine church, the gift of a native chief.
There is telegraphic communication between Brass and Bonny and Europe by submarine cable, and land lines from Calabar to Lagos and from Lagos to Jebba, Lokoja, Zungeru, Kano, &c., a connexion being also effected with the telegraph system of French West Africa.
There is at Cairo and in other towns a considerable industry in ornamental wood and metal work, inlaying with ivory and pearl, brass trays, copper vessels, gold and silver ornaments, &c. At Cairo and in the Fayum, attar of roses and other perfumes are manufactured.
The industries are iron and brass founding, brewing, and the manufacture of shoes, paper, cement and Turkish fezes.
He began to lecture on Homer and the Epistle to Titus, and in connexion with the former he announced that, like Solomon, he sought Tyrian brass and gems for the adornment of God's Temple.
Besides having a considerable share in the commerce of the port of New York, Bayonne is an important manufacturing centre; among its manufactures are refined petroleum, refined copper and nickel (not from the ore), refined borax, foundry and machine-shop products, tubular boilers, electric launches and electric motors, chemicals (including ammonia and sulphuric and nitric acids), iron and brass products, wire cables and silk goods.
Coal and salt are raised, and the other industries include fustian, towel, couch, chair and nail factories, iron and brass foundries, stone quarries and corn mills.
The chief industries include bleaching, calico-printing, cotton-spinning, weaving, iron and brass founding, engineering and the manufacture of sanitary appliances.
There are also machine works, nail works, paper mills, and iron and brass foundries.
It has an important trade in corn, timber, horned cattle, pigs and horses, fowls, dairy produce and lard; and considerable manufactures, including machinery, cast-iron, copper and brass goods, calico, gunpowder, oil, paper, articles in felt, flour, leather and biscuits.
In modern times brass has been much used, chiefly for the sake of its cheapness as compared with bronze.
From an early period bronze and latten (a variety of brass) were much used in England for the smaller objects both of ecclesiastical and domestic use, but except for tombs and lecterns were but little used on a large scale till the r6th century.
From the time of the Romans the city of Limoges has been celebrated for all sorts of metal-work, and especially for brass enriched with enamel.
The metal-workers of the East, especially in brass and steel, were renowned for their skill even in the time of Theophilus, the monkish writer on the subject in the 13th century.
Delicate pierced vessels of gilt brass, enriched by tooling and inlay of gold and silver, were among the chief specialties of the Persians.
The repousse process both for brass and silver was much used by Oriental workers, and even now fine works of this class are produced in the East, old designs still being adhered to.
As a general rule it is restricted to metals which are not cast, for, with some slight exceptions, it is impossible to produce relative movements of the layers in cast iron, steel or cast brass.
The colonies of hand-workers in silk, cotton, carpets, brass and silver ware, wood and ivory, and other skilled craftsmen, which formerly existed in various parts of India, have fallen off both in the extent of their output and in the artistic excellence of their work.
In addition to these and the cotton and jute mills there are indigo factories, rice mills, timber mills, coffee works, oil mills, iron and brass foundries, tile factories, printing presses, lac factories, silk mills, and paper mills.
Benares enjoys the first reputation for work in brass and copper.
Silver is sometimes mixed with the brass, and in rarer cases gold.
The brass or rather bell-metal ware of Murshidabad, known as khagrai, has more than a local reputation, owing to the large admixture of silver in it.
There is also an active trade in embossing or engraving copper and brass utensils.
There are also woollen and jute mills, iron and brass foundries, lac factories and oil-mills.
They consist chiefly in the manufacture of sea-salt, of varied and admirable paper, thin and poor silk, horse-hair crinoline for hats, fine split bamboo blinds, hats and mats, coarse pottery, hemp cloth for mourners, brass bowls and grass-cloth.
Among the borough's industrial establishments, the manufactories of iron and steel are the most important, but it also manufactures brass, zinc, and silk and knit goods.
Beneath the Rete, in a hollow, are four thin brass discs, called Tables or Climates, engraved with projections of the sphere for different latitudes.
Teeth, when not otherwise specified, are understood to be made in one piece with the wheOl, the material being generally cast-iron, brass or bronze.
A final proof of its vigorous vitality at this period may be found in the numerous inventions of its inhabitants, which include watches, at first called "Nuremberg eggs," the air-gun, gun-locks, the terrestrial and celestial globes, the composition now called brass, and the art of wire-drawing.
Its industries include iron foundries, rolling mills, puddling furnaces, and manufactures of iron, steel and brass wares and of machines.
Remscheid is a centre of the hardware industry, and large quantities of tools, scythes, skates and other small articles in iron, steel and brass are made for export to all parts of Europe, the East, and North and South America.
The chief manufacture is that of cotton fabrics; the town also possesses iron forges, iron and brass foundries, oil and grease works, railway waggon factories, and bolt, screw and nail works.
The town has an arsenal, a technical and arts school, and various industries - iron and brass works, foundries, silk-throwing, printing works and flourmills.
Though without large manufacturing industries, the town has joinery works, a brass and iron foundry, a tannery and brewery.
The principal alloys in which it forms a leading ingredient are brass, bronze, and German or nickel silver; under these several heads their respective applications and qualities will be found.
The chief items were cotton piece-goods, rice not in the husk, sugar, grain and pulse, salt, iron and steel, tobacco, cotton twist and yarn, and brass and copper.
The inhabitants, mostly Hausa, carry on an extensive trade and are especially noted for their embossed brass and copper work.
The distinctive mark of the courtier, military, and upper servant class is the belt, generally of black varnished leather with a brass clasp; princes and courtiers often replace this clasp by a huge round ornament of cut stones.
Khair-ed-Din Barbarossa having made himself master of Tunis and its port, Goletta was attacked in 1 535 by the emperor Charles V., who seized the pirate's fleet, which was sheltered in the small canal, his arsenal, and 300 brass cannon.
Among its industrial establishments are rolling mills, tube and pipe works, furnaces, steel mills, a brass foundry, and manufactories of electrical railway supplies, boxes, asbestos coverings, enamel work and ice.
In a striking form of the experiment, the water is contained, to the depth of perhaps one inch, in a large flat dish, and the operative part of the surface is limited by a flexible hoop of thin sheet brass lying in the dish and rising above the water-level.
It is also used in iron and brass foundries, and has been found useful as a flux for certain gold-ores and in the reduction of aluminium.
There are several great engineering works, besides iron and brass foundries, saw-mills, rope-yards and sail-making works.
An old oak lectern, dating from the middle of the 15th century, carries a chained copy, in a Tudor binding of brass, of Dean Comber's (1655-99) book on the Common Prayer, and a black-letter copy of Erasmus's Paraphrase of the Gospels.
When the inside of the brass cup is ready a ball of opium previously weighed is placed on the leafy case in it, and the upper half of it covered with leaves in the same way that the casing for the lower half was made, the overhanging leaves of the lower half being pressed upwards and the sphere completed by one large leaf which is placed over the upper half.
Among its manufactories are woollen mills, smelting works, brass and iron foundries, a steel producing plant, sawmills, flour-mills, breweries, and a carriage and wagon factory.
One of the brass cannon used at Yorktown was made of copper taken from the Watchung Mountains during the War for Independence.
The old industries of carpet-weaving and paper-making have died out; but there is a large trade in cotton and silk goods, and in copper and brass pots, and there are factories for ginning and pressing cotton.
Among Amesbury's manufactures are hats, cotton goods, carriages, automobile bodies, carriage and automobile lamps, thermometers, brass castings and 'motor boats.
On the lower Congo transactions are in cash, but on the middle and upper Congo the use of coins in place of barter or the native brass wire currency makes but slow progress.
Coke, cut cork, rolled brass and copper were other important products in 1905.
There are important foundries, rolling mills for copper, steel and brass plates, chemical works, saw-milling, shipbuilding, tobacco, cotton, sugar, soap and other manufactures.
The splendid recumbent effigies in bronze, of Italian workmanship, rest upon a tomb of black marble, and the whole is enclosed in a magnificent shrine of wrought brass.
Among the manufactures of the borough of Bristol are clocks, woollen goods, iron castings, hardware, brass ware, silverplate and bells.
In 1840 he described a process for the electro-gilding of silver and brass, for which in the following year he received a prize of 3000 francs from the French Academy of Sciences.
Formerly paper and cloth were the staple industries of the district, but the inhabitants of the various hamlets are now occupied chiefly in iron and brass foundries, cotton mills and print-works.
The disk carries a weighted brass cylinder rigidly attached to it, which is pulled into an oblique position by the steel band until equilibrium is established.
Ten brass blocks are arranged parallel to or around another brass block, and by means of a plug which fits into holes bored partly out of the common block and partly out of the surrounding blocks, any one of the latter can be connected with the common one.
This is soldered to two thick terminal rods of copper, and the coil is enclosed in a water-tight brass cylinder so that it can be placed in water, or preferably in paraffin oil, and brought to any required temperature.
Native cloth, brass wares, pot-stone wares, cartwheels, straw and reed baskets, and a small quantity of silk, form the only manufactures.
Gunter's Quadrant, an instrument made of wood, brass or other substance, containing a kind of stereographic projection of the sphere on the plane of the equinoctial, the eye being supposed to be placed in one of the poles, so that the tropic, ecliptic, and horizon form the arcs of circles, but the hour circles are other curves, drawn by means of several altitudes of the sun for some particular latitude every year.
Among other industries that have largely contributed to the welfare of the town are dyeing and bleaching, brass and iron founding, tanning, machine-making, brewing and distilling, milling, rope-making and the making of soap and candles,while the collieries in the immediate vicinity are numerous and flourishing.
In 1891 the pulpit was moved back and a monumental brass inserted in the floor to indicate the royal vault.
Wednesfield (pop. 4883), Heath Town Or Wednesfield Heath (9441) and Willenhall (18, 515) are neighbouring urban districts, with populations employed in the manufacture of locks, keys and small iron goods, in iron and brass foundries, varnish works, &c.
But there is a great variety of artisan work, such as copper and brass, paper, knives (at Bokhara), silver filigree, shoes, caps (at Samarkand and Andijan) and carpets; but most of these have been for some time declining and now stand at a rather low level.
The people were skilled in brass work; their carving and design were alike excellent.
St Mary's contains a Norman font, an ancient brass lectern, buried during the Civil Wars, and some interesting heraldic ornaments which date from the 15th century.
It became nevertheless an important commercial and industrial city, being noted for its brass ware, its trade in ivory, gold and slaves.
Medieval spoons for domestic use were commonly made of horn or wood, but brass, pewter and "latten" spoons appear to have been common about the 15th century.
We hear in several documents of a great idol covered with gold and silver named Cromm Cruach, or Cenn Cruaich, which was surrounded by twelve lesser idols covered with brass or bronze, and stood on Mag Slecht (the plain of prostrations) near Ballymagauran, Co.
Their iron-work is of excellent quality, and in copper and brass they can produce copies of anything made by Europeans.
Other important manufactures are ships, paints, foundry and machine shop products, brass goods, furniture, boots and shoes, clothing, matches, cigars, malt liquors and fur goods; and slaughtering and meat packing is an important industry.
Some of them are skilled workers of brass, and the Brunei women make very beautiful cloth, interwoven and embroidered with gold thread.
Before 1 749 brass works were in operation at Waterbury - the great brass manufacturing business there growing out of the making of metal buttons.
In 1900 Connecticut led the United States in the manufacture of ammunition, bells, brass and copper (rolled), brass castings and finishings, brass ware and needles and pins.
The most important single industry in 1905 was the manufacture of rolled brass and copper with a product value of $41,911,903 (in 1900, $36,325,178)- 80.7% of the total for the United States; the value of the product of the other brass industries was brass ware (1905) $9, 022, 4 2 7,-5 1.6% of the total for the United States, - (1900) $ 8, 947,45 1; and brass castings and brass finishing (1905) $2,982,115, (1900) $3,254,239.
In this case the large vibrating mirror must be oscillated by a current from an alternator, on the shaft of which is a disk of nonconducting material with brass slips let into it and so arranged with contact brushes that in each period of the alternator a contact is made, charging say a condenser and discharging it through the oscillograph.
Among the chief localities are the neighbourhood of Stourbridge in Worcestershire and Stannington near Sheffield, which supply most of the materials for crucibles used in steel and brass melting, and the pots for glass houses; Newcastle-on-Tyne and Glenboig near Glasgow, where heavy blast furnace and other firebricks, gas retorts, &c., are made in large quantities.
These are the most enduring of all crucibles, the best lasting out 70 or 80 meltings in brass foundries, about 50 with bronze, and 8 to ro in steel-melting.
As the boat came abreast of the towering rock, some members of the crew loaded and ran out a small brass cannon.
There is a fine 15th century brass cross under the high altar and further portions of a brass monument in the nave aisle.
Replica of the brass of Adam Bacon, set in the rather alarming chancel carpet.
Brass alloy An alloy of copper and zinc, although the term is loosely used to include all copper alloys.
They wore leather aprons faced with brass, their ears plugged with rags against the noise of the hammering.
Passing through one village we even had a brass band blocking our route.
Behind the stage, a beautiful brass and glass lift, one of the first in Sweden, comes complete with stuffed velvet banquettes.
The bathroom has a large antique bathtub with brass fittings and a power-shower over the tub.
All other rooms have antique brass, wrought iron or period wooden bedsteads - one with a canopy over.
Both have Victorian brass and cast iron bedsteads, with interior sprung mattresses, made up with crisp white cotton bedding.
Even my brass drummer boy has stopped all his noise, Cause he knows it's past bedtime for toys.
The oscillator was rotated by a brass wheel on the side of the compass binnacle, the two being connected by a steel cable.
A brass foundry has some black houses nearby the walls were externally clad with copper sheets, now blackened with age.
The wooden bookstand in Clewer's Lady Chapel is a memorial to her and bears a brass plaque to that effect.
Top brass are in there, gold braid around the hats, you know the sort of thing.
The foot of the laver was made of burnished brass.
Shown on the right is a set of heritage walk markers in embossed solid brass.
She tried to suppress this thought, and hide it by doing other things like polishing the brass.
The locks are solid brass, with polished brass plated metal fittings.
This handsome replica is machined in chrome plated brass with copper, accented with die-cast metal detailed parts.
With fittings all made from solid brass, our products are really built to last!
Unlike most brass quintets, Mardi brass quintets, Mardi Brass use only music composed or arranged specifically for the group.
The cast brass handgrip has spear head shaped mounting plates and a good, curved grip.
He imagines that the group might continue into the future, with generation succeeding generation like a factory or colliery brass band.
The sculpture is finished in cold cast bronze, antique silver (nickel brass) or copper.
Stallion bridles have a brass browband and mare bridles have a plain or rolled browband to match the bridle.
A very pretty English antique brass buckle dating to circa 1860.
The back of the clocks is fixed with brass screws and hand bound in dark green library buckram.
While slaughtering 2,000 buffalo, 1,600 elk, and 100 bears, he slept every night in a brass bed.
Such bearings can be renewed by driving in a brass or bronze bushing.
A shelf with shiny brass rails curving around the aft cabin.
Its culmination was an offering of light to the sacred river in the form of an elaborate brass candelabrum sprouting dozens of little flames.
This flat brass candlestick is a typically eighteenth century design, as candlesticks became taller during the nineteenth century.
The children were hard at work cleaning the brass candlesticks in honor of Jim's visit.
The exceptionally low level seats sit on ornate front legs with brass castors for easy maneuverability.
Down the center of the room there is a row of stately brass chandeliers, too high to polish.
Everybody has a cleaning chore - brass, woodwork, windows, decks - we had a lot of fun with this.
Whatever your reason, these brass chrome plated ball weights are of a high quality and advanced design.
Early clocks tended to be of iron, but most clockmakers went on to use brass.
Actual brass clockwork models of the solar system, orreries, bolstered this world view.
Brass compass Know where you are going at all times with this sensible brass hand bearing compass.
The Stratus 5 employs oxygen-free copper conductors and brass contacts.
Playing took me as far away as Australia where I played solo cornet in the top brass band Hawthorn.
David Adams, former principle cornet, celebrated 50 years in brass banding in 1998.
The loops which pass through the padlock of your chastity device are fashioned with brass ferrules and are non corrosive.
The altar's wooden crucifix with brass figure is now in the sacristy.
He described it as a white, painted concrete cube of about 40cm side with a brass plaque screwed on to the top face.
But he broke the chain, and now he is become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.
It managed to bounce out even more decibels than the visiting youth brass band, which followed soon afterward.
I sat down next to a man wearing a brass deerstalker, white cricket boots, and a shredded cardboard wig.
I have a similar brass check also 25mm diameter with the same peculiar punched logo.
Internally the house benefits from brass halogen down lights throughout, and these are matched by brass dimmer switches and all electrical sockets.
Use a soft brass wire brush and buff the body casting to remove discoloration.
The shell was given additional support with the use of a large stainless steel dowel held in position with brass plates.
A 20mm dowel was inserted through the antler and buffalo horn base for strength and to take the 12mm brass screw connector fitting.
It's seven o'clock sharp and the conductor gives the downbeat for the brass band to begin.
Its is also embossed with brass copper thought to be reused Army medals.
Gift boxed in an oak-stained wooden box with brass hinges encased in a silk lining.
A brass ensemble will play a Civic Fanfare conducted by Peter Lacy.
Local Guide and Scout groups will also be taking to the stage and there will be musical entertainment from the Carlton Brass Band.
On the right a brass door handle, finger plate and keyhole escutcheon Original fireplaces are in place throughout.
Mrs. McKnight, the band club's secretary has for the past 6 months been working through the Team Brass Book learning the euphonium.
Wind & Brass players must also include two orchestral excerpts.
Also composing brass fanfares for the Duchess of Kent, and odd ditties for BBC Northwest Nationwide.
A brass fanfare provided by some of our undergraduate music students accompanied the occasion.
He's not getting one brass farthing from me, to augment his multi-millions.
The beaten brass gong has retained its green patina, but can be polished to yellow brass if required.
There was also another marble gravestone which had a brass plate.
A Civil War type is black rubberised canvas with a slit in the middle and brass grommets around the edges.
This square section brass bolt has an oval cast brass handgrip and all is complete and in good and working order.
They were steeper and narrower than he had expected and he was grateful for the shiny brass handrails on either side.
Most of these bayonets made during and after 1916 had brass hilts in place of the earlier white metal type.
A very cool antique English brass coat hook, this features St George (the patron saint of England) slaying the dragon.
A brass tube led from a rubber bulb to a warning klaxon hooter, with even sharper warning provided by a large brass bell.
Based on ancient originals this brass effect incense burner features a double pagoda roof and has ample room to burn incense cones or dhoop.
Brass was substituted more and more for bronze, and gold inlay replaced red copper.
Specialities include Hebron glass, mother-of-pearl, backgammon sets, brass & copper items and hand embroidered kaftans.
The ninja of Japan wore these brass knuckles, which were made of a metal plate adorned with four spikes extending from the palm.
The brass lectern is dated 1893 in memory of Henry Bowman.
The lid and lid flap have large elaborate brass strap hinges which are beautifully set off by the dark walnut veneer.
The registration lozenge mark for the year 1864 is stamped to the top of the brass.
Lady Sophina is an immaculate varnished mahogany and teak boat with its original brass fittings.
Manganese bronze is actually a brass that contains manganese bronze is actually a brass that contains manganese.
The town produced a range of metal goods from brass weights to garniture for decorating the mantelpieces of the wealthy.
Every item is manufactured using traditional dowelled mortice and tenon joinery complemented with solid brass fittings and fixings.
For instance, the timbers are jointed together using traditional mortise and tenon joints, dowel pegs, copper nails and brass screws.
All bags are made of water repellent canvas with wax leather trim and brass mountings.
Finally they are finished off with a shaped genuine leather pad and engraved brass nameplate.
A really pretty English vintage collar necklace in brass, dating to circa 1932.
Uncommon moths including the scarce burnished brass and the obscure wainscot, both nationally notable species.
On the other hand I've felt that live it tends to drag, possibly because I'm anticipating the brass band oompah part.
There will be a baroque dance class, plus viols, recorder consorts, early brass and baroque orchestra.
The buildings outside are made of plastic, brass or resin painted with acrylic paints.
Charlie has devoted his entire life to music and is deeply passionate about brass banding.
A common design for a push at the front door is a round brass plate set on a wooden patten.
The sundial consists of the 4 brass dials mounted to the granite cube placed on the granite pedestal.
This is a large, cool retro pendent, in antiqued brass metal, with a plastic central vignette depicting a pair of lovers.
He was principal percussionist for Northumberland Police Brass Band for 2 years.
Liz is a 2nd year student at the RNCM and principal percussionist with the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.
He had his own reserved family pew with its brass plate to signify the fact.
I also have a brass piccolo snare drum, and a Chad Smith signature snare, both made by Pearl.
The brass plaque details ' Improved Steel Case ' .
A sweet English vintage brass plate featuring an ice skating scene, perfect for your vintage chic interior.
There are many cabins to explore - most of which still have their brass portholes in place.
The boat has solid brass tug style portholes throughout, with glazed windows to the bow.
Few of us have attained the esthetic purity which finds the wind in the trees to be more musical than a brass band.
His own brass quintet is still on the back burner!
He has also started a brass quintet with five friends " Alpha " .
At shoulder height on the door was set a brass knocker which Andrews operated with short, sharp raps.
Brass contributes greatly to the effect and the highly expressive recitatives that follow set a standard for Mozart and others to follow.
Bank A1 (rock) features brass, filter sweeps, analog synths and electric guitars with built-in reverb.
The added stress that this placed on the thin brass rivets, which secured the brass connecting strips, would often lead to failure.
Re fit the clutch housing and spider, making note of either the center brass bush or two needle roller bearings are in place.
Antique copper and brass may be satisfactorily cleaned with jeweler's rouge and a spot of paraffin.
On the gunwales of the barge are large brass dolphins, whose curled tails form convenient rowlocks.
Sadly brass rubbing at round church is no more.
The ship came complete with 36 brass cannons that fired a salute to the Prince.
Carnival music workshops will include Afro-Cuban drumming, Brazilian street samba, and South African township music for brass and wind.
As you can see the contrast between the brass and the steel scabbard is not really enough to make it stand out.
The copper or brass stand-off screws come with the case.
The three-movement piece is written in Medieval Welsh and is accompanied by a brass septet and much exciting percussion.
Maybe you'd like a brass serpent or a stone dire tiger to guard your home.
Preferred metals were copper, brass or in this case nickel silver which is an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc.
Click here to search the website for a named brass or incised slab.
Brass screws (which are visible) are used to secure the seat base slats of this model.
Attach board to case using 8 short brass mounts, after putting on ' ports housing ' & poking out 3 pci slot covers.
Pat Cherry brought an unusual shaped brass candle snuffer and a signature rocking blotter pad.
Each of our solid brass dials has a hand-engraved center and has engraved or cast brass corner spandrels.
The 7ins x 8ins elongated brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and winged cherub spandrels.
Other materials include stainless steel, brass or aluminum.
The female embossing stamp, or die is made from brass or steel with the desired impression being manually engraved on it.
Verses 6, 7. " And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay THEM with brass.
Leading off the dining room is bedroom 1, which has an antique double brass bed stead, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
It is worthwhile making a simple stencil from a small sheet of brass to make this job easier.
On display are 1,000 items including stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments from Britain, Europe and from distant lands.
The position of the detector can be adjusted within the tube by the slots and the brass studding.
Setting up Detailed instructions are provided for brass and stainless steel sundials, advanced set up for super accuracy, indoor set up.
The other fittings are brass and include a sliding sunshade and a pivoted eyepiece cover.
The main courses came in little bowls on a great filigree brass pedestal dish which you cold rotate like a lazy Susan.
She mounted two carriage and seventeen brass swivel guns, having a crew of eighty men.
Lets get down to brass tacks; to get in to the place you have 2 options.
To clean badly tarnished brass soak in a solution of oxalic acid overnight.
I have a growing collection of old brass and Bakelite doorknobs, a brass owl and cat, and assorted other tat.
A very sweet English antique brass thimble dating to circa 1890.
These banksticks are constructed of 100% metal & feature double brass thumbscrews with nylon tips & T-bar.
A brass serpent tiller was fixed to the rudder.
Similarly when knocked against a real brass check the fakes sound slightly tinny or higher pitched than would normally be expected.
Face painting, donkey rides, Tudor brass rubbing workshop, traditional fairground rides, coconut shy, tombola and hook the duck.
That afternoon, the British top brass came to stroll in triumph along the now British occupied Messines Ridge.
The firm did not reveal which other top brass got the suspicious options.
I also loved using a tuba instead of a bass- gives me my brass band fix at the same time!