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turbid. M. Vogel adds, this may easily be conceived as the animal substances; although they easily putrify and form carbonic acid, cannot communicate it to the air, because the sea-water absorbs it.
XVIII. Hydriodide of Carbon.
According to M. Serrulas, hydriodide of carbon may be plentifully obtained by merely treating a solution of iodine in alcohol, with one of caustic soda or potash in the same fluid.-(Ann. de Chimie.)
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G. E. Harpur and B. Baylis, of Weedon, Northamptonshire, engineers; for a method of impelling machinery.-March 18.
R. Badwell, the younger, of Leek, Staffordshire, silk-manufacturer, for certain improvements in the throwing, twisting, or spinning of sewing-silk, Organzine, Bergam, and such other descriptions of silk as the said improvements may be applicable to.-March 18.
H. H. Price, of Neath Abbey, Glamorganshire, engineer, being one of the people called Quakers, for an apparatus for giving increased effect to paddles used in steam vessels, applicable to rotary movements, by which they are generally worked.-March 18.
W. Crighton and J. Crighton, both of Manchester, Lancashire, machine-makers; for an improvement in the construction of the cylinders used in carding-engines, and other machines employed in the preparation for the spinning of cotton, flax, wool, silk, and mixtures of the said materials or substances.-March 18.
W. Bailey, of High Holborn, Middlesex, ironmonger, and T. Horne, the younger, of Belmont-row, Birmingham, Warwickshire, brass-founder, for improvements in the manufacture of metallic window frames, and other metallic mouldings, applicable to the ornamenting of furniture.-March 18.
T. Rogers, of Buckingham-street, Strand, Middlesex, Esq. for an improvement on stays and bodices which improvement is also applicable to boots.-March 18.
W. Hope, of Jedburgh, Roxburgh, North Britain, ironfounder, for certain improvements in the construction of printing-presses.March 18.
T. Hancock, of Goswell Mews, Saint Luke, Old-street, Middlesex, patent cork manufacturer, for an improvement in the preparation, for various useful purposes, of pitch and of tar.-March 22.
T. Wickham, of Nottingham, lace-manufacturer, for a compound paste and liquid, for improving and colouring lace and net, and all other manufactured articles made of flax, cotton, wool, silk, or any other animal or vegetable substance.-March 24.
W. Jessop, of Butterley Hall, Derbyshire, ironmaster, for an elastic metallic piston, or packing of pistons, to be applied either externally or internally to cylinders.-March 27.
W. Warcup, of Dartford, Kent, engineer, for an improvement in the construction of a machine called a mangle.-April 3.
J. Frost, of Finchley, Middlesex, builder, for improvements in the process of calcining, and preparing calcareous and other substances, for the purpose of forming cements.-April 3.
C. Pope, of Bristol, spelter-maker and metal-merchant, for a composition of certain metals to be used for the purpose of sheathing the bottoms of ships and vessels, and of roofing the tops of houses, or for any other purpose to which such composition may be applicable.-April S. D. W. Acraman, of Bristol, iron-manufacturer, and W. Piper, of the Cookley Ironworks, Worcestershire, iron-manufacturer, for certain improvements in the preparation of iron, for the better manufacture of chains and chain-cables.-April 12.
J. M. Hanchett, of Crescent-place, Blackfriars, for improvements in propelling boats and vessels.-April 12.
J. Francis, Norwich, shawl and bombasin-manufacturer, for an improvement in the process of manufacturing a certain article, composed of silk and worsted, for useful purposes.-April 12.
G. Graulhie, of Castle-street, Holborn, gent. for a machine upon a new and portable construction, capable of being inclined in different degrees, adapted to the conveyance of persons and goods over water or ravines, for military or other objects, and also to purposes of recreation and exercise.-April 16.
J. Johnson, of Waterloo Bridge Wharf, Middlesex, for certain improvements on drags to be used for carriages.-April 16.
S. Hall, of Basford, Nottinghamshire, cotton-spinner, for a certain method of improving lace, net, muslin, and calico.-April 18.
W. Southworth, of Sharples, Lancashire, bleacher, for certain machinery or apparatus adapted to facilitate the operation of drying calicoes, muslins, linens, or other similar fabrics.-April 19.
R. Winter, of Fen-court, Esq. for an improved method of conducting the process of distillation.-April 22.
R. J. Tyers, of Piccadilly, Middlesex, fruiterer, for a machine to be attached to boots, shoes, or other covering of the feet, for the purposes of travelling or pleasure.-April 22.
W. Palmer, of Lothbury, paper-hanger, for certain improvements in machinery, for the purpose of painting or staining paper for paper hangings.-April 22.
F. G. Spilsbury, of Walsall, Staffordshire, for certain improvements in tanning. April 22.
F. Deakin, of Birmingham, Warwickshire, wire-drawer, for an improved method of manufacturing furniture, and for an improvement to the mounting of umbrellas and parasols.-April 22.
J. Rawlins, of Penton-place, Pentonville, Middlesex, gent. for a bedstead, machine, or apparatus, for the relief of invalids.-April 22.
J. Hall, the younger, of Dartford, Kent, engineer, for an improvement in the machinery to be employed for effecting or producing the pressure on linseed, rapeseed, or any other oleaginous seeds or substances from which oil can be expressed, for the purpose of expressing oil from the aforesaid seeds or substances.-April 22.
J. Taylor, of Manchester, for certain improved machinery to facilitate the operation of spinning, doubling, and throwing silk, cotton, wool, or flax, or mixtures of the said substances.-April 29.
J. Bourdieu, of Lime-street, for a discovery and preparation of a mucilage, or slackening matter, to be used in painting or colouring linen, woollen, and cotton cloths, and silks, in cases in which gums, mucilages, and other thickening matters, are now employed.April 29.
W. Caslon, the younger, of Burton-crescent, Middlesex, Proprietor of Gas Works, for certain improvements in the construction of gasometers.-May 10.
E. Eyre, of Sheffield, Yorkshire, fender-manufacturer, for an improvement in the manufacture of fenders, of brass, iron, or steel.— May 15.
J. Perkins, of Fleet-street, engineer, for certain improvements in the mode of heating, boiling, or evaporating, by steam, of fluids, in pans, boilers, or other vessels.-May 17.
The observations in each line of the table apply to a period of twenty-four hours, beginning at 9 A. M. on the day indicated in the first column. A dash denotes that the result is included in the next following observation.
Fifth Month1, 2, 3. Fine, 4. Fine: very cold wind. 5, 6. Fine. 7. Fine, with occasional clouds. 8. Cloudy morning: cold wind. 9. Cloudy. 10. Cloudy: rainy evening. 11. Cloudy: wind boisterous. 12. Cloudy. 13-15. Fine. 16. Cloudy: some rain at nine, a. m. 17. Showery. 18-21. Fine. 22-26. Showery. 27-31. Fine.
Winds: N, 1; NE, 3; E, 6; SE, 1; S, 3; SW, 12; W, 3; NW, 1; Var. 1,