Interviews with Mining Engineers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... to New York, it occurred to me to ask him if he could not reproduce the discovery shaft of the Golden Cycle, to which he agreed, and in two months made a model that was an absolute reproduction of the discovery shaft in form, texture, and color. I think this method of showing conditions can be used successfully in many cases. The gentlemen on the opposite side of the case, when once the suit was settled, were quick to acknowledge that this reproduction of the shaft would have meant their certain defeat had the case come into court. Are your sons mining engineers? Only one of my sons elected to study mining engineering, and, on the completion of his sophomore year at the Colorado School of Mines, he went on a surveying trip during the summer to North Park, where he became enthused over pure-bred stockraising and absolutely refused to go back to college. There was nothing to do but to let him follow his bent, in which I was much disappointed; but perhaps it is all for the best, as Jack is now owner of the Glendale stock-farm and has made a greater success in raising pure-bred polled Herefords than he was likely to do in mining engineering. My oldest son, Fred, was graduated as metallurgical engineer from McGill University and is now in Mexico. My youngest son, Harold, graduated with honors as mechanical engineer at the University of Colorado, and is engineer for the Plains Iron Works of Denver. My son-inlaw, G. B. Shanklin, is an electrical engineer engaged in research work for the General Electric Company. How do you compare the facilities for education in your day with those that your sons have been able to obtain? The engineering colleges of today are so far ahead of their predecessors of forty-five years ago in personnel, apparatus,...

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