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USEFUL INVENTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

USEFUL INVENTIONS.

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
Sash Tightener. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

Sash Tightener. This device is for the purpose of preventing the very disagreeablo rattling of Avindowsin their casings, is very simple in its construction, and its object is of really very considerable importance. It may be said that it ought not to be needed, that the windows ought to bo so constructed us to lit nicely in the casings, so thut no rattlingis possible. This is very true; but as the construction is not so nice as this in very many cases, and as, where originally properly arranged, a shrinkage of the wood, or other cause, leaves too often a space between sash and casing, the fact remains that a stish tightener is very frequently a desideratum. The accompanying illustration shows the device applied to a sash. It consists of a metal plate, A, fastened to the sash by two screws on tho inner side. The outer edge of tho plato extends into the grooves of the casing, and is made to press against the casing by moans of a short spiral spring which, placed under the plato, surro...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
Baking by Machinery. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

Baking by Machinery. The introduction of machinery for preparing and baking broad on our coast, is an event of no littlo interest and importance. Wo believe that several unsuccessful attempts have been made previously, but it has been reserved for the enterprise and skill of the proprietors of the California and Boston Cracker Works to successfully inaugurate this important addition to our home map^j-factures. The bakery is at No. 803, Battery street, near Broadway. At the entrance, one's attention is attracted by the lofty piles of flour sacks and by a most agreeable and appetizing odor. As we pass into the large room on the ground flour, we see hoppers, and mixers and rollers, all driven by machinery, and arranged so as to save manual labor. The various raw materials are put into a ho2>per and thence pass into the proper apparatus for thoroughly incorporating the ingredients. A final roller rolls the dough, when properly prepared, into thin Bheets. At the time of our vi...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
A Pocket Door Fastener. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

A Pocket Door Fastener. This is a neat little device, which is exceedingly simple in its parts, intended as a secure fastener of doors, and as such is said to be very popular, while, being exceedingly light and small, it can be carried in the pocket during the day, and used as a key ring. Fig. 1 shows the device closed, as cared in the pocket. Fig. 2 shows the device ready for use as a door fastener, and Fig. 3 shows it after the door is fastened. When needed for this purpose, the claw-hook, C, is opened and placed between the edge of the door and the casing, with the jaw towards the casing. By closing the door, the jaw is driven into the casing, as denoted in Fig. 8 where Eis the door and D the casing. The body of the apparatus is then slid along to the position shown in Fig. 3, and the door cannot be opened by any one outside, unless the wood of the casing is torn The device is exceedingly simple and easily manufactured, so that it can be furnished at a low price. Mr. B. H. Melend...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
Machine for Screwed Boots and Shoes. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

Machine for Screwed Boots and Shoes. "We have been shown what appears to be a very useful device for the manufacture of screwed boots and shoes. The accompanying cut has been furnished us, which, although only a rough sketch, may yet aid in understanding the description. The device is a double apparatus which forms and puts in two screws at a time. The proper wire is placed ron the two reels, one coil on each reel, which are shown at the top of the machine, which are so mounted that their frames converge to a point, and which are actuated through gear wheels by a hand wheel. The wire passes from the reels into peculiar dies, whose action, in cutting the screw threads, draws the wire from the reels. After leaving the dies, the screws pass out through openings in the face of a cylindrical device (which holds the dies) into the sole of the boot which is placed on the vertical serrated standard shown in front of the machine. The wires are here denoted as projecting from the cylinder men...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
MECHANICAL INDUSTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

MECHANICAL INDUSTRY.

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
California Wagons vs. Eastern Wagons. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

California Wagons vs. Eastern Wagons. In considering whether our California mechanics can successfully compete with eastern mechanics in supplying the demand for farm wagons on the Pacific coast, let \is first direct our attention to the materials with which both have to deal—or to the elements of expense which enter into the manufacturing of wagons wherever that business may be carried on. These are, — first, hard wood for all the running gear of the wagons, embracing all the wood used about the wagon, except that for the box. Second, soft wood for the box. Third, the iron, bolts, etc., for all parts of the wagon. Fourth, oil and paint. Fifth, coal, used in working the iron and fitting it to its place. Sixth, the labor. We will consider each one of these elements of expense in the order in which they are above named. The first great fact that demands our attention is that we have but very little if any hard wood fit for use in wagons on this coast, and to obtain that hard wood for ...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
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The California Silk Manufacturing Company. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

The California Silk Manufacturing Company. Those who have hesitated heretofore to buy stock in this company, being desirous of first seeing the factory of the company equipped with machinery, would do well to take a run out to South Francisco on the street cars, and examine the prospects for themselves. The now manager, Mr. James Leigh, who ha 3 but recently arrived from the East, has been engaged now during the last two weeks in placing the machinery in position. Everything necessary to the skillful and successful working of the factory depending upon the operative superintendent, the company are certainly fortunate in having secured the services of Mr. Leigh who resigned a lucrative position as manager of the Singer Sewing Machine Silk Factory at the East. With a reliable President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and an efficient Board of Trustees, this company, after emerging from the difficulties which invariably beset all new enterprises, may be found establishing itself as the foun...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
SHEEP HUSBANDRY. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

SHEEP HUSBANDRY.

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
Sheep and Wool Washing. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

Sheep and Wool Washing. It is a question upon which there is much difference of opinion as to whether sheep should be washed or not. Tho general sentiment in this State is against washing. It is said that many shepherds in the older States estimate tho damage to the health of sheep by washing in tho ordinary manner, in rivers or ponds, at fifty cents per head. On the contrary, it is held by others that when tho operation is put off until the weather and water ia of a proper tempera* ture, and the washing is properly performed, and by one who will not let them struggle to weariness, the animals aro all the healthier for the cleansing. In Australia, sheep washing is very generally practiced, and tax apparatus is much used there which is said to perfectly cleanse the wool, and render it suitable to go at oneo to the manufacturer. A portable engine or other power is employed to throw water into a tank, whence it may receive eight feet full; soveral spouts are then provided, which throw ...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
Profits of Sheep Raising in Monterey County. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

Profits of Sheep Raising in Monterey County. Kimtohk PSKM: —I heartily indorse the sentiments of your correspondent, " E," that it is "not kind," either to ourselves or our neighbors, " to publish glowing accounts of over-estimated products and rapidly accumulating fortunes." I do not know on what your estimates of the profits of sheep farming were based. Perhaps in si line parts of the State profits may he higher than in the Southern counties; but subjoined is an account, in black and white, of the ordinary expenses on, and the income derivable from, a flock of 1,200 ewes of the quality common in this section —say half-breed merinos. The profits are certainly not $1.00 a head, over and above the increase: Dr. Or. To rent of range... $100.00 ny spring clip, 4 To herder's wages. 3<>0.00 lb§.»fleece, from To provisions 120.00 1,200 ewes, will To taxes 35.00 be 4,a>o lbs., at To loss by disease, 18 cents $804.00 wild animals, or lambing, - per cent 72.0...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
AGRICULTURAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

AGRICULTURAL NOTES. CALIFORNIA. Condition of the Crops. The weather, for the last two or throe weeks, although but littlo rain has fallen in the time, has been otherwise highly favorable for maturing the crops. The absence of cold, drying winds and hot days has allowed the grain to fill out much better than was anticipated three weeks ago, and many localities where the wheat was considered a total loss, will now yield nearly or quito half a crop. Tho rain of Sunday last, contrary to expectations at the time, has done a large amount of good. A farmer near Stockton, whore the wheat crop was thought to havo been utterly destroyed by tho drouth, reports to tho Indtpendwi that the late favorable weather has so improved it that he now expects a fair average yield. The hay-cutters are at work and shaving oloM. Many fleldi are out where but half a ton totho aero is expected, which in ordinary seasons no one would think of cutting. There is a general disposition manifested to gather and save...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
HOME AND FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

HOME AND FARM.

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
A New Road Steamer. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

A New Road Steamer. That we ha o not made moro extended mention of the road steamer which has been in the conrse of construction in this city, is due simply to the fact that we wished to have some tangible evidence of its powers and to be satisfied from personal observation as to its capabilities. Having now had this evidence, and being satisfied that it can. do what we were told it was capable of, from seeing it at work, we are better prepared to spoak of its merits. The "American Overland Steamer," as it is called, is the invention of Oliver Hyde & Son, of this city. The machine was built at the ..Etna Foundry, and has been tested a couple of times,—the last time on the 20th ult,, when it acted in the most satisfactory manner. It is in many respects similar to the Thompson steamer, yet differs therefrom in several important points, in which it appears to bo an improvement on its predecessor. The steamer weighs 20,500 pounds. The boiler is four feet in diameter and six ...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
The New Pacific Railroad. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

The New Pacific Railroad. The extension of tho Union Pacific Railroad westwari is an old project, which has, however, had '.no prospect previously of becoming a speedy fact. The (comparatively) recent change of management of tho California Pacific, and the acquisition of the other approaches to this city by the Central Pacific, havo apparently led to the earlier undertaking of an enterprise of the greatest importance to the coast. The route of the new line, as given, is about as follows: From the northern end of Salt Lake to the Snake River, Idaho; along this river, some 800 miles, to its bond to the nmth near the boundary of Oregon and Idaho; thence, someßoomiles, to Christmas lakes, north of the north-east coiner of California; thence one branch north-west to connect with roads in OreBon, and another south to join the California Pacific. Whether this last will run to the east, or cross immediately and run along the West, of the Sierra Nevada, is not agreed on by journalists, who o...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
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Country/State of Publication: California, United States
Santa Cruz Farmers' Club. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

Santa Cruz Farmers' Club. [Boported fur the Purss J.y BOOKS Conant.] The Club met on Saturday afternoon, May 20th. The committee appointed to examine Judge MeCaun's calf, reported that it wm not expedient for the Club to make the pnrohase, us the animal was not thoroughbred. Mr. Loeko asked if tho committee appointed to examine tho questions in the Pacific Bubal Pebm had done anything in the matter. Mr. Morgan, from tho committee, stated that on account of sickness in his family, he had not been able to meet the other members, and requested further time, which was granted. The Jerusalem Artichoke. Mr. Locke, from the committee on the Jerusalem artichoke made tho following report: "The Jerusalem or sunflower artichoke or, in America, the artichoke, is a species of sunflower, —so says Webster, and the word Jerusalem is a corruption of the Italian for sunflower. It is cultivated for its root, which is said to be as nutritious as potatoes, bulk for bulk, and very palatable. The tops, cu...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
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Adulteration of Milk- How to Detect It. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

Adulteration of Milk- How to Detect It. Mr. C. M. Bates, M. D., Health Officer, of this city, lms published si communication upon the abovo subject, iv tho But--I,'th,, from whioh we extract as follows,—: The last Legislature of California enacted a law intended to cure thejovil of adulterating milk, which crime, as it ought to be coiled, takes oil' so many of our children every year; this law was intended to be very stringent, yet the technicalities admitted in our Courts make it almost useless. The purchasers of milk however can, if they will take the matter in hand, and to a very great extent, reform this evil and save the lives of many of their children. The common mode of adulterating milk for this market is with water, burnt sugar and table salt, by which process the bulk is increased iiom'one-eighth to one-half, and can scarcely be detected by sight or taste. Ordinary water, in almost any proportion, will cause milk to ferment and sour much more speedily than pure milk will, ...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
Farmers' Sons. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

Farmers' Sons. Last week wo had something to say, in this department, about farmers' wives. To day we have a word of advico for farmers' sons, as given originally in tho Philadelphia Commercial List: Our cities are everywhere crowded with young men who come to enter some "genteel business." So, too, in the country districts there is a rush for "genteel business" among the sons of farmers. It is not the cotton) now for a farmer's son to grow Op on afurm. work ashis father worked liefore him, and bring up his family at tho old homestead, or, what is better yet, in a new one. Young men seek the cities. They wish to dress in fine clothes and stand behind counters. They get an education, and consider it wasted unless they engage in commercial pursuits and become "citizens" instead of "country men." We have a great respect for tho commercial interests of the nation, and do not wish to join the popular sneer at counter-jumpers, and clerks. We have peed for young men in every department of ...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
Santa Barbara as a Sanitarium. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

Santa Barbara as a Sanitarium. EniTons Press: —A considerable break having occurred in my weekly meteorological reports, in consoquence of my absonee from Sacramento, in search of a retreat for invalids, I propose filling up the gap with soino account of the climate, topography ami surroundings of this interesting region from a sanitary point of view. In doing B0) I purpose confining my remarks to that portion of Santa Barbara which consists of a coastwise strip of land, averaging about throe miles in width and some sixty or so in length, and extending in a due westerly course from Point Conception to Point Buenaventura. Hounded on the north by the Coast Range mountains, of an average higlit of 8,000 feet, which prove an insurmountable bonier to the peculiar harsh oceanic winds, and on the south by a channel formed by tho Santa Cruz and other islands, some 20 miles distant, which sorveas well to deflect the Gold current that sweeps down from tho Arctic seas as to afford protection f...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
Our Weekly Crop. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 3 June 1871

Our Weekly Crop. To our advancing friends we this week present a crown of mighty and exquisite loveliness, not a crown to be be worn every day, but one to bo viewed with admiration, the crown of a land familiar to the earlier days of many readers,— Crown of New England. And with the crown comes the purple of the Grape, and the regal Scarlet, both to be found in this laud of ours. With the crown, we tread the royal paths of learning, leading through tho library of Mechanical and Scientific Progress. Laying it aside, we come to the daily labor, through which the crown can be gained. How we can earn our bread with the less than usual amount of 6weat of tho brow, is Known in the article on Baking by Machinery. How, when heated by our toil, we can escape catching cold from draughts of wind, is shown by the Sash Tightener. How we can fasten our doors against the intruder on our work, is shown by the Door Fastener, and how we can improve our understandings, is shown by the Machine for Scre...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
Country/State of Publication: California, United States
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