Excerpt from The Engineer's Encyclopaedia: Containing a History of the Discovery and Application of Steam, With Its Practice and Achievements From the Earliest Period to the Present Time; The Whole Forming a Practical Guide to the Most Recent Approved Methods of Construction
... HE object of this publication is to supply the practical Engineer and Mechanic Wlth a trustworthy guide to the varied operations of the Workshop in a convenient form and at a moderate price. It is written by practical men, well acquainted with the operations which they describe, and seeks to convey to the workman detailed directions regarding his work in language such as he is familiar' with, and at the same time to state clearly the higher principles upon which these operations are based, and on which they depend for success.
The importance of this book for those engaged in all branches of Engi neering, etc., will at once be seen by an examination of the Summary of Contents. From this summary may also be gathered a general idea of the scope of the work, and of the manner in which the various subjects are treated. After a brief notice of Coal and Coal - mining, the author discusses the forms of Boilers, their construction, the use of Steel and the treatment of Steam the Land or Stationary Engine in its many forms and uses the Marine Engine of the present day as well as that of fifty years ago, and the important subject of the Screw Propeller the Locomotive Engine and Tender, British and American, including details of recent improvements and special forms made for different rail ways. Numerous Tables, Rules and Formulae are given throughout the book, rendering it a useful companion in the counting-houses and design ing rooms of locomotive works and machine shops.
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