Warning: include(/var/chroot/home/content/f/o/a/foa201/html/components/com_user/views/inc.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php on line 8

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/var/chroot/home/content/f/o/a/foa201/html/components/com_user/views/inc.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php on line 8

Warning: include(/var/chroot/home/content/f/o/a/foa201/html/modules/mod_wrapper/plugin.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php on line 11

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/var/chroot/home/content/f/o/a/foa201/html/modules/mod_wrapper/plugin.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php on line 11

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php:8) in /home/content/17/6601717/html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 423

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php:8) in /home/content/17/6601717/html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 423

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php:8) in /home/content/17/6601717/html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 426

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php:8) in /home/content/17/6601717/html/templates/ja_purity/ja_templatetools.php on line 44
280 T-shaped plunger
 

Foundations of America

QU201 Prof. Scott Leone

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Ragtime Articles of Interest 280 T-shaped plunger

280 T-shaped plunger

Usage in Text: “Here sat a man straddling a marble bench. On the bench was a T-shaped plunger which he held with both hands” (280). In this scene Booker T. Washington has entered in the house, after Coalhouse finally allowed him to do so after bargaining with the police. It can be seen that Younger brother has wired J.P Morgan's entire house with explosives that is connected to the T- shaped plunger.

  When describing a T- shaped plunger many think of the ones seen in the cartoons. A T- shaped plunger, also known as a detonator, is basically the handle that is pressed to activate the explosives that it is linked to. These handles were seen first on the original land mine bombs. These detonators or plungers were usually linked to a box which was then linked to more wires with explosives attached at the end.

Today instead of using a plunger many detonators are just a key that is placed inside of the box which then activate a spring coil. Electric detonators have a much more simple complicated but very effective structure to them. As opposed to pushing down a plunger in the past, today "blasters" use a control that have two buttons located on it. One button that is the "fire" and the the other which is the "charge." When blowing up a building, one must press and hold down the the charge button first, this alllows for the build up of energy or rather electrical charge. Once enough energy has been built up a light indicating that the fire button can be pressed will flash. This button is then clicked thus releasing the energy into the wires causing an explosion. 

 alt

http://books.google.com/books?id=cfS7Vrqrp2wC&pg=PA127&lpg=PA127&dq=t-++shaped+plunger&source=bl&ots=V2k5xSojZQ&sig=J43cpa9i134y7uU_SEF2e4IVmiQ&hl=en&ei=2blvTpjXKqTj0QH9yaywCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=t-%20%20shaped%20plunger&f=false

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PlungerDetonator

http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/building-implosion2.htm





Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2011 16:09  

Statistics

Content View Hits : 1371474

Get Green Energy, Cut Costs

Green Clean Energy at Lower Cost
For your home or apartment
 
Green Energy, reduce costs

Click here, enter zip code
to check rates. Enroll Online.
  

Latest Article Revisions