Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1874
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This school is provided with plates and a cabinet of models for illustrating mechanical movements and elementary combinations of mechanism. This collection is rapidly increasing by our own manufacture, and by purchase from abroad. A supply of Biggs7 models has lately been added, and others from the celebrated model manufactory of J. Schroeder, of Darmstadt, Germany- About two hundred valuable models have been received from the XL S. Patent Office. The plan shows the arrangement of the Mechanical Laboratory. The bottom and left-hand side of the plan correspond to the two faces of the Mechanical building, shown in perspective on page 15. In the Boiler and Furnace Kooin is a Root's Sectional Safety Boiler of 33 horse-power, which supplies steam for the engine, and for warming the building. The Forge and Furnace are in this room, and also a moulder's bench, with sand and the appliances for making brass, iron and other castings. Here, also, are the pumps, and Still well Heater and Lime Extractor for supplying the boiler with water. In the Machine Shop is the Engine of 16 nominal horse-power, but capable of working to 30. It is regulated by a variable cut-off of new design and simple construction, by Professor Robinson. It was made by the students of the University. A Richards' Indicator of the most approved construction is fitted to the cylinder. The main line of shafting is cold-rolled iron, 72 feet long, and furnished with the best iron pulleys and hangers. Here, also, is a Putnam Engine Lathe of 20 inches swing by 10 feet bed ; an Ames Lathe of 15 inches swing by 6 feet bed; a Putnam Planer for iron, planing 5 feet long ; two Hand Lathes swinging about 10 inches by four feet: These were made by students; a stretch of about 100 feet of heavy hard-wood benches, htted up with vises, drawers, tool cases, etc., the Steam-heating Coils of this room being under the benches; and the Grindstone, also a No. 1 Sturtevant Pressure Blower, for furnishing blast to the furnace and forge. In the Pattern Shop are four complete sets of tools, benches and vises, each sufficient for a pattern maker; also, a small buzz saw. In the Carpenter Shop are the following: A Whitney Planer, a Moulding Machine, a Tenoning Machine, a Jig Saw, a Cutting off Saw, a Slitting Saw, a Mortising Machine, a Yankee Whittler, a TurningLathe and three Power Grindstones. Also ten Work benches, and a corresponding number of sets of Bench-tools. There is also at the back of the building a brick Drying-House, 25 feet by 14 feet, for drying lumber, containing 1,000 feet of three-quarter inch heating pipe.
SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING.
OBJECT OF THE SCHOOL.
The school is designed to furnish a course of theoretical instruction, accompanied and illustrated by a large amount of practice, which will enable students to enter intelligently upon the various and important