THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS.
The fifty-fourth annual meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will be held in the Engineering Societies building at 29 West Thirty-ninth street, Manhattan, New York, on December 3-6, 1907. Symposiums on foundry practize, giving the experiences of prominent men in that work, have been arranged. The specific heat of superheated steam will be taken up, a very important and exhaustive, work by a professor of engineering at Cornell will be presented. The utilisation of low-grade fuels in gas-prodiic rs. combustion control in gas engines, tests of producer-gas engines, etc, will be given a session. Other live topics, such as industrial education, power transmission by friction driving, cylinder port velocities, etc, will be discussed. All of these subjects have been treated by prominent engineers of Europe and America, university professors and men eminent in the particular work of which they write. The committee has on hand an interesting excursion for Wednesday afternoon and an address in the evening, which will be especially enjoyable.