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  1. Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,

    Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,

    Contenant des Recherches sur la maniere de les calculer & de perfectionner en général leur construction; une Méthode nouvelle pour construire les Vaisseaux; la Description de plusieurs Machines nouvelles propres à porter l'Hydraulique à un haut point de perfection ; & le détail d'un grand nombre d'expériences très-intéressantes.
    First edition. On hydraulics, the construction of hydraulic machines, and shipbuilding, illustrated with a fine set of technical illustrations, this work includes the general principles of the resistance of fluids, and of the mechanics of paddle-wheels and their application in mills and pumps. One chapter is devoted to the resistance of fluids against the hulls of ships, another to a machine of the author's own invention for raising water, and the last chapter is on a new form of windmill. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1777

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 68900

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