Miscellaneous Summary

1866 Scientific American  
i!ltt jdtntifit �tUtritan. • the most perfect order. There are shelves for drills ' I In reply to our correspondent's inquiries, we would and a place for every drill; and the drill i.il numbered I state that tubular boilers are fast taking the place to correspond to its place. Any particular tool is as : of the flue boilers, and are being universally adopt readily found as a book in a well-arranged public ' I ed. The plan of Mr. vVye V'[illiams, of introducing library. The drills and taps are
more » ... ills and taps are all made after the air behind the fire bridge, has been advantageously United States standard. The size of each drill or and extensively employed, and is highly recommendtap is marked on the head. ed. Every tool is polishel and perfect. There are two or three men employed in this room whose MISCELLANEOUS SUMMARY. business it is to furnish the workmen the tools they call for, and charge the same to them. When the tools are returned their condition is noted "broken," "dirty," etc. When the tools need sharpening they are sent to the blacksmith shop in boxes, and when sharpened are returned to the tool room. By this means the tools are always in good condition, and much time is saved.
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