Observations on artificial hydraulic, or Portland cement
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Observations on artificial hydraulic, or Portland cement with an account of the testing of the brick beam erected at the Great exhibition. by George Frederick White

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Published by The Institution in (London .
Written in English


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Pagination(35) p., plates :
Number of Pages35
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Open LibraryOL20732880M

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