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New York State Engineer and Surveyor Engineer's Formula Book Also Containing Specifications and Drawings

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series is an engineer's book containing mathematical formulas, geometric drawings, design specifications, and costing methods for canals and related engineering work.
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0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
circa 1869-1878
Series Number:
B0676

Scope and Content Note

This series is an engineer's book containing mathematical formulas, geometric drawings, design specifications, and costing methods. Included in the volume are designs, plans, and calculations for engines, earth work, bridges, steamers, and a frame house; calculations regarding the 1865 flood of the Genesee River; drawings and plans for road and farm bridges over canals, including the Black River Canal; and a table of cut and fill calculations. The first page of the volume is labelled "O.W. Nichols Pittsford Monroe Co. N.Y. Jan. 1869." A very rough alphabetical subject index is found at the back of the volume.

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