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Welcome to the wonderful world of Engineering. This site will take you back in time to the mid 1930's and before
when the projects described in these pages were regarded as high-tech.

There should be something of interest to many readers here, for as the site is built, stories and pages
about ships and aviation along with civil, railway and mechanical engineering will be added.

A list of pages can be found in the Full Page Index. New pages will be added as and when I have time to work on the site, I hope to add at least 1 or 2 pages a week, so come back from time to time and keep up to date. The Webmaster

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AMUSEMENTS AND THE ENGINEERThere is sometimes as much engineering skill in the designing and building of the "rides" in an amusement park as there is in a new bridge. The safety of thousands of holiday-makers depends on the careful and accurate planning of the engineer.

HERBERT AKROYD STUART Recognition of the genius of Herbert Akroyd Stuart, who died in 1927, is unaccountably tardy, but he it was who evolved and first put into practical form the principle of airless injection in oil engines.

BUILDING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY The colossal figure which stands at the entrance to New York Harbour was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. It is made of riveted metal sections and sixty men were occupied for ten years in building it.

MILLING OF FLOUR, THE The picturesque windmills of the past have been superseded by huge modern mills. In the flour mill of to-day the wheat undergoes a number of operations in which separators, dust collectors, mellowing bins, conditioners, sifters, purifiers and other machines play their part.


FIGHT AGAINST FLOODS, THE The engineer is continually battling against the titanic might of the Mississippi River. The problem has proved too formidable for local effort, and its solution is reorganization under national control.

VEHICLES DRIVEN BY GAS Increasing use is being made to-day of gas for propelling motor lorries and cars. The gas is generated on the vehicles themselves from solid fuel such as charcoal or coke, and road tests have proved the producer-gas method of propulsion to be efficient and economical.

EUROPE'S LONGEST SWING BRIDGE Across the Firth of Forth at Kincardine is a magnificent road bridge whose central span, 364 feet long, is pivoted on a central pier. This span is opened by electric controls to allow ths passage of shipping.

CANNING THE NATIONS' FOOD The development of the canning industry in recent years has entailed a remarkable increase in the manufacture of tinplate, which is made from steel into containers of every shape and size.

TUNNELS UNDER GLASGOW The engineers who built the three underground railways of Glasgow and the three parallel tunnels under the harbour encountered strata of the most treacherous type. Many different systems of tunnelling had to ba used.

TEN YEARS OF PROGRESS The period between 1905 and 1914 saw the introduction into the motor industry of many names which have since become famous, and of many inventions which have contributed to the efficiency of the modern motor car.

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