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