Illustrated description of the Taylor Hydraulic Air Compressor

In 1897, Charles H Taylor prepared a detailed booklet explaining his Hydraulic Air Compressor which he built for mines in Canada and the United States, such as the trompe in Ragged Chutes. View PDF of Illustrated Description of the Taylor Hydraulic Air Compressor Illustrated Description of The Taylor Hydraulic Air Compressor and Transmission of Power by Compressed Air Taylor Hydraulic Air Compressing Co. 1897 (copyright expired)

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“A Treatise on Hydraulics for the use of Engineers”

This book references trompes–which it sometimes call a “pyramidal trough” or “conical trough”) and their history in the mountain regions such as the Alps. It also has some data and numbers that you might find useful. pg. 60 – Pyramidal Troughs (a type of trompe) and experiments conducted by Lespinasse pg. 407 – “Trompe” and “Canelle” used in the Alps View PDF of A Treatise On Hydraulics A Treatise on Hydraulics for the use of[…]

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“Hydraulic Engineering” by Gardner Dexter Hiscox N.W. Henley

Hydraulic Engineering: A Treatise on the Properties, Power and Resources of Water for All Purposes gives detailed references to different trompe models, which it calls “hydraulic air compressors”. It also has several useful diagrams and references to using a trompe as a siphon. pg. 179 – Hydraulic Air Compressors (aka Trompes) pg. 97 – Trompe Used as a Siphon View PDF of Hydraulic Engineering by Gardner D Hiscox Hydraulic Engineering: A Treatise on the Properties, Power and Resources[…]

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“Compressed Air, Volume 4” (1900)

Compressed Air, as you can probably guess, talks all about compressing air. It has sections on capturing compressed air (such as trompes), and sections on application of compressed air (such as air-powered cars) Pg. 1125 – Trompe Pg. 818 – Air Powered Cars View PDF of Compressed Air, Volume 4 (1900) Compressed Air, Volume 4 1900 (copyright expired)

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“The Useful Metals and Their Alloys” by John Scoffern

The Useful Metals and Their Alloys gives some brief descriptions of trompes, including their use in ventilating mines and for Catalan forges. pg. 38 – Basic Trompe Description pg. 138 – Water Ventilation (how the trompe was used in mines) pg. 180 – The Catalan Forge View PDF of The Useful Metals and Their Alloys The Useful Metals and Their Alloys, Including Mining Ventilation, Mining Jurisprudence, and Metallurgic Chemistry Employed in the Conversion of Iron,[…]

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“Air Compression and Transmission” by Halsten Joseph Berford Thorkelson

“Chapter XII – Hydraulic Compression of Air” of Air Compression and Transmission gives a 11-page description of trompes. It has reference to several different designs and lots of useful diagrams. View PDF of Air Compression And Transmission Air Compression and Transmission by Halsten Joseph Berford Thorkelson McGraw-Hill, 1913 (copyright expired); 207 pages

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