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This apparatus had been so ingeniously combined that it did not weigh more than seven hundred pounds, even including twenty-five gallons of water in another receptacle.
He took only two hundred pounds of ballast for "unforeseen emergencies," as he remarked, since otherwise he did not expect to use any, thanks to the peculiarity of his apparatus.
I soon learned, however, that this money could be used only for the payment of the salaries of the instructors, and that there was no provision for securing land, buildings, or apparatus. The task before me did not seem a very encouraging one.
There was practically no apparatus in the schoolhouses, except that occasionally there was a rough blackboard.
By 1880 there was plenty of telephonic apparatus being made, but in too many different varieties.
Reiset and Regnaut's apparatus, intended for the production of oxygen, was supplied with chlorate of potassium for two months.
For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers.
They also heated a distilling apparatus, which, by evaporation, furnished excellent drinkable water.
And not only did the Martians either not know of (which is incredible), or abstain from, the wheel, but in their apparatus singularly little use is made of the fixed pivot or relatively fixed pivot, with circular motions thereabout confined to one plane.
The apparatus you saw is something in the nature of an inverted telescope, with various extraordinary lenses treated by a new process.
Parts of the apparatus were spinning very rapidly, and gave one a hazy effect of transparent wings; but parts, including two peculiarly curved "wing-cases"--if one may borrow a figure from the flying beetles--remained expanded stiffly.
His method was to rent a room or a house, and secretly to install his apparatus--which apparatus, by the way, he so perfected and simplified that it occupied little space.