The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, November 01, 1899, Image 27

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    The Department of Mechanical Engineering has received com
plete sets of detail blue prints of Corliss Engines from the follow
ing firms:—Wm. Todd & Co., Youngstown, Ohio; Vilter Mfg. Co,
Milwaukee, Wis.; Atlas Engine Works, Indianapolis, Ind.; and
Bass Foundry and Machine Co., Fort Wayne, Ind.
The Mechanical Department has also received, through the
interest of Admiral Melville, engineer-in -chief of the U. S. Navy,
complete drawings of the hydraulic apparatus of U. S. war ships.
C. B. Alexander, '97, who is " tank inspector " of the cyanide
mills at DeLamar, Idaho, recently sent the Mining Department
of the College a sample of gold ore.
A number - of Senior Electricals are reading Arnold's work on
armature winding and construction in the original German text
under the direction of Mr. F. F. Thompson. This study is taken
up voluntarily and not on scheduled work.
Several valuable additions to the Pugh Memorial Museum have
been received lately. Dr. Geo. C. Caldwell, of Cornell Univer
sity, at one time a professor here, has presented some of these,
including note books, copies of publications, and specimens of
chemical substances on . which Dr. Pugh, the first President of the
College, conducted original investigation. Prof. C. Alfred Smith,
also a former member of the State College Faculty, now of Chi
cago, has also contributed several articles; and Mrs. Pugh has
added a valuable work of several volumes on Natural 'History;
which was a valued possession of Dr. Pugh.