Modern Blacksmithing Rational Horse Shoeing and Wagon Making

with rules, tables, recipes, etc., useful to manufactures, blacksmiths, machinists, well-drillers, engineers, liverymen, horse-shoers, farmers, wagon-makers, mechanics, amateurs and all others who have occasion to perform the work for which this book is primarily intended. by J.G. Homstrom 1901

Useful Information

CERTAIN CURE FOR HOG CHOLERA

Take the following ingredients well mixed together, and give one tablespoonful daily in food during sickness, and as a preventative two or three times a week:

TENSILE STRENGTH OF IRON AND OTHER MATERIALS

Pounds required to tear asunder a rod one inch square:

HOW CORN IN THE CRIB AND HAY IN THE MOW SHOULD BE MEASURED

As near as can be figured out, two cubic feet of corn in the ear will make one bushel shelled. To find the quantity of corn in the crib, measure length, breadth and height, multiply the breadth by the length and this product by the height; then divide this product by two, and you have the right number of bushels of corn. It is estimated that 510 cubic feet of hay in a mow will make one ton. Multiply the length by the breadth and the product by the height; divide this product by 510, and the quotient shows the tons of hay in the mow.

GRAIN SHRINKAGE

Not often do the farmers gain any by keeping the grain, for it will shrink more than the price will make good. Wheat will shrink 7 per cent in seven months from the time is thrashed. Therefore, 93 cents a bushel for wheat in September is better than $1 in April the following year. Add to this the interest for the money you could have used in paying debts, or loaned, and it will add 4 per cent more, making it 11 per cent. Corn will shrink more than wheat, and potatoes are very risky to keep on account of the diseases they are subjected to; the loss is estimated at 30 per cent for six months.

VALUE OF A TON OF GOLD OR SILVER

A ton of gold is worth in money $602,799.2 I; a ton of silver, $37,704.84.

AGE OF ANIMALS




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