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The Steam Engine in its various applications to Mines, Mills, Steam Navigation, Railways & Agriculture in 1862

The Steam Engine in its various applications to Mines, Mills, Steam Navigation, Railways & Agriculture in 1862

The book is 601 pages long and the file size is 23MB

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Contents from A Catechism of the Steam-Engine 1862:
Classification of Engines; Nature and Uses of a Vacuum; Velocity of falling bodies and momentum of moving bodies; Central forces; Centres of gravity, gyration and Oscillation; Pendulum and Governor; Mechanical Powers; Friction; Strength of Materials and Strains subsisting in Machines.
The Boiler; The Engine; The Marine Engine; Screw Engines; The Locomotive Engine.
Heat; Combustion; Steam.
Expansion of Steam and Action of the Valves.
Modes of Estimating the Power and Performance of Engines and Boilers; Horses Power; Duty of Engines and Boilers; The Indicator; Dynamometer, Gauges and Cataract.
Proportions of Boilers; Heating and Fire grate Surface; Calorimeter and vent; Evaporative Power of boilers; Modern Marine and Locomotive Boilers; The blast in Locomotive Boilers; The blast in Locomotives; Boiler Chimnies; Steam Room and Priming; Strength of Boilers; Boiler Explosions.
Proportions of Engines; Steam Passages; Air Pump, Condenser and hot and cold water pumps; Fly wheel; Strengths of Land Engines; Strengths of Marine and Locomotive Engines.
Constructive Details of Boilers; Land and Marine Boilers; Incrustation and Corrosion of Boilers; Locomotive Boilers.
Constructive details of Engines; Pumping Engines; Various forms of Marine Engines; Cylinders, Pistons and valves; Air Pump and Condenser; Pumps, Cocks, and pipes; Details of the screw and screw shaft; Details of the Paddles and Paddle Shaft; The Locomotive Engine.
Steam Navigation; Resistance of Vessels in Water; Experiments on the Resistance of Vessels; Influence of the size of Vessels upon their speed; Structure and Operation of Paddle Wheels; Configuration and Action of the Screw; Comparative Advantages of Paddle and Screw Vessels; Comparative Advantages of different kinds of Screws; Proportions of Screws; Screw Vessels with full and auxiliary Power; Screw and Paddles combined.
Examples of Engines of Recent Construction. Oscillating Paddle Engines; Direct acting Screw Engine; Locomotive Engine.
On Various forms and applications of the Steam Engine; Portable Agricultural Engines; Fixed Agricultural Engines.
Manufacture and Management of Steam Engines; Construction of Engines; Erection of Engines; Management of Marine Boilers; Management of Marine Engines; Management of Locomotives.

A Century of Sea Trading 1824 to 1924

A Century of Sea Trading 1824 to 1924

The book is 216 pages long and the file size is 9MB

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Aircraft in Peace & War 1909 to 1919

Aircraft in Peace & War 1909 to 1919

The book is 60 pages long and the file size is 18MB

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The Queen’s Hounds & Stag Hunting Recollections

The Queen’s Hounds & Stag Hunting Recollections

The book is 349 pages long and the file size is 23MB

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Kuklos Papers (cycling notes) by Fitzwater Wray 1905-1927

Kuklos Papers (cycling notes) by Fitzwater Wray 1905-1927

The book is 198 pages long and the file size is 6MB

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Cycling Postcards (early 20th Cent) by William Hughes Book 1

Cycling Postcards (early 20th Cent) by William Hughes Book 1

The book is 85 pages long and the file size is 28MB

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Cycling Postcards (early 20th Cent) by William Hughes Book 2

Cycling Postcards (early 20th Cent) by William Hughes Book 2

The book is 69 pages long and the file size is 25MB

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Miscellaneous Cycling Postcards (early 20th Cent)

Miscellaneous Cycling Postcards (early 20th Cent)

The book is 16 pages long and the file size is 9MB

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