You are here

قراءة كتاب Protection from Fire and Thieves

تنويه: تعرض هنا نبذة من اول ١٠ صفحات فقط من الكتاب الالكتروني، لقراءة الكتاب كاملا اضغط على الزر “اشتر الآن"

‏اللغة: English
Protection from Fire and Thieves

Protection from Fire and Thieves

تقييمك:
0
No votes yet
المؤلف:
دار النشر: Project Gutenberg
الصفحة رقم: 1


PROTECTION

FROM

FIRE AND THIEVES

INCLUDING

THE CONSTRUCTION OF LOCKS, SAFES, STRONG-ROOMS, AND
FIREPROOF BUILDINGS; BURGLARY, AND THE MEANS OF PREVENTING IT;
FIRE, ITS DETECTION, PREVENTION, AND EXTINCTION; ETC.

ALSO

A COMPLETE LIST OF PATENTS FOR LOCKS AND SAFES

BY

GEORGE HAYTER CHUBB

ASSOC. INST. C.E.
\ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ /
CAVENDO TUTUS
\ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ /

LONDON
LONGMANS,   GREEN,   AND   CO.
1875

All rights reserved.

 

 

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

LORD HENRY GEORGE CHARLES GORDON LENNOX,

M.P.

FIRST   COMMISSIONER   OF   WORKS;

THIS VOLUME IS, BY KIND PERMISSION,

Respectfully Inscribed.

 

PREFACE.

A SMALL book, embracing such subjects as herein treated of, is necessarily somewhat disconnected in its character. In endeavouring to be strictly practical, I fear I have made some portions of the book uninteresting to the general reader; if so, it must be remembered that my chief aim has been to place certain facts before professional and business men, at the same time introducing matter that may be useful to everyone.

I have to offer my best thanks to Colonel Fraser, Colonel Henderson, Captain Shaw, and other Gentlemen, who have afforded me valuable help.

If the importance of protecting life and property becomes in the least degree better understood and appreciated, I shall feel amply repaid for the time and trouble incurred in the preparation of the book.

 

57 St. Paul’s Churchyard, London:
January 1875.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.
LOCKS, KEYS, ETC.
  PAGE

Introduction—Locks, ancient and modern—Copying keys—Ornamental keys—Breaking open padlocks—Chubb’s detector lock—Sets of locks—Elements of a good lock—Common locks

1
CHAPTER II.
THE ART OF BURGLARY.

Planning burglaries—Bank robbery—The Cornhill burglary of 1865—Providing fit receptacles for valuables—False keys—Insecure premises—Modes of house-robberies, and means of prevention—Burglars’ tools—Statistics—Police notice—South-Eastern Railway robbery—Jewel robberies—Notice by Colonel Fraser

10
CHAPTER III.
SAFES AGAINST THIEVES.

Patents for safes—Safes by Milner, Tann, Hobbs, and Chatwood—Chubb’s diagonal and new patent safes—Wedging open safes—Drilling, and mode of protection—Other methods for opening safes—The safe custody of keys—Amount of space required for bullion

30
CHAPTER IV.
SAFES AGAINST FIRE.

The heat to be resisted—Three qualities necessary—Refractory and evaporating systems—Best materials to use for fireproofing—Public tests—Double enclosure for parchments—Safes once in fire to be re-proofed—Effects of Pantechnicon fire on safes—French safes—Gunpowder safes

44
CHAPTER V.
SECOND-HAND SAFES, ETC.

Real and sham second-hand safes—Apparent and actual strength—Garden-turf for fireproofing—Bolts and locks unsuitable—Patentees’ names illegally used—Directions for purchasing safes—Weights of good safes—Worthlessness of guarantees

51
CHAPTER VI.
STRONG-ROOMS.

Planning a strong-room—Its position—Dampness and ventilation—Robberies by excavating through floor—Floor, walls, and roof—Entrance—Lighting—Fixing the door—Fittings—Design and estimate—Strong-room in a London bank—McNeill’s floating strong-room—Bullion on board ships

57
CHAPTER VII.
FIREPROOF BUILDINGS—GENERAL CONSTRUCTION.

Fireproof buildings for business purposes—Mr. Braidwood’s opinion on warehouse construction—Use and strength of iron—Iron supports for house-fronts—Wood posts versus iron columns—Captain Shaw’s experiments—Dennett’s column—Danger from faulty building—Stone and concrete as fireproof materials—Iron girders—Stairs and doorways—Danger from windows—Iron sashes and shutters—Roofs and ceilings—Brick the best material

public@vhost@g@gutenberg@html@files@49704@49704-h@49704-h-2.htm.html#page_70" class="pginternal"

Pages