Something in French
#1

I don't know what to say about this. My French ist schlecht!

 

V?

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#2

Hello CaptO,

 

This is an extract of the ministry of public instruction and fine arts and it is about a test series of Portland concrete, they tested how long it takes to set up, to dry, the hardness with different amount of concrete, the thermal axpension and so on.

 

Martin

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#3

That's interesting - maybe. Perhaps from an engineering standpoint, I suppose.

I wonder why he kept it?

Thanks for the translaton!

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#4

Todd,

 

I try to translate the first page of the document. I hope that the translation is quite good.

 

I try to translate the three other page a can later .

 

 

VEE

 

 

Ministry of the public intruction

and fine Arts

---------------------------------------------- Extrat from the register of tests

 

National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts

Paris , December 3,1927.

 

 

Sample of Portland cement artificially high resistance

mark " Bayard"

Sent by the company Allard , Nicolet & co

Headquartered : in Voreppe ( Isère)

 

 

 

Finess........

 

On the sieve of 324 mesh ...0.0

Residue ..........................900...........0.1

..........................4900..........6.7

Giving a thin dust 93.3

-----------

 

Total 100.0

 

 

Apparent density. -- Determined by weighing the cement in a measure of 1 liter of capacity or he was introduced without squeeze: 0k875.

 

Determining the proportion of water mixing .-

The proportion of fresh water to 15 ° C. necessary to give the pure pulp consistency is normal of 28.5%

 

Consistance normale

Time taken .- Trials on pulp consistency normal:

 

 

Pulp kept moist air

Start taking 3h30

 

End 6h45

 

 

 

Pulp immersed in freshwater

 

Start Taking 3h45

End 7h00

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