Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1874
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DRAWING—Projection D.—Use of Instruments in applying the Elements of Descriptive Geometry ; Use of Water Colors; Isometrical Drawing; Shades and Shadows; Perspective. Free-hand D.— Sketches of Machinery; Ornamentation ; Lettering. Machine D.—Working Drawings of original Designs; Finishing in Water Colors, and in Line-shading; Details for shop use according to the practice of leading manufacturers. ENGINEERING—Projects—Proportions, dimensions and customary forms of Machinery; Designing and Eetailing; Construction of Machines from Working Drawings in the Mechanical Labaratory. Resistance of Materials—See School of Civil Engineering. Prime Movers—Work developed by waterwheels, wind-wheels and by steam; Hot-air and Electric Engines; Economy of different Engines. Mill-work and Machinery—Principles of Mechanism; Correct forms for parts of Machines ; Machinery of Transmission; Manufacturers' and Engineers' Machinery; Elastic and ultimate strengths of heavy machinery.
PROJECTS.—The Designing, Drawing and Shop Practice, has always a definite practical purpose. The students under the immediate direction of teachers, carefully determine the dimensions and shapes best suited for the parts of some machine, reduce them to neat and accurate working drawings, and make tracings for shop use. In the fourth year the drawings are completely finished with line-shading or colors, and detailed according to the best methods. The drawings are left for the further use of the school. ISTo student will commence his shop practice without working drawings. The designs are such as require execution in iron, brass and wood, for the purpose of giving breadth of practice. The student is required to make the patterns and castings, finish the parts, and put them together in accordance with the working drawings and the required standard of workmanship. This acquaints the student with the manner in which the Mechanical Engineer carries his designs into execution, and teaches him to so shape, proportion and dispose the parts of a machine as to secure the greatest economy in construction, and durability in use. Experiments in the testing of Prime Movers and other machines, are uudertaken by the classes. They will take Indicator Diagrams from the engine of the Mechanical Laboratory and determine from them the power developed with different degrees of expansion.
VACATION JOURNALS AND MEMOIRS.
Journals of Travel are required to be kept during the summer vacations. Entries should be made as often as once a week, and consist of notices of manufactories, especially of their peculiar mechanical methods and machines. Dimensions of large or important machinery, such as stationery engines of water works, blowing and hoisting engines, and machinery in use in mining or other operations, may form a part of the record. The Journals of the first Vacation are to be read and discussed in connection with the class in Designing and Shop Practice; and those of the second, in connection with the class in Cinematics and Principles of Mechanism. They should be illustrated by sketches reproduced upon the blackboard. Beports or memoirs upon visits and observations of the third vacation will be required instead of journals, to be read in the class in Machine Drawing during the middle term of the fourth year. These reports should be made upon rare and interesting mechanical operations or machinery, such as making gas pipe, spinning zinc, copper and brass ware, manufacturing saws, etc. They will be placed in the Library of the School, and should be illustrated by ample sketches and drawings.