Modern Power Generators. Steam Electric And Internal Combustion And Their Application To Present-Day Requirements.
4to.(336 x 240 mm.) Two volumes. Bound in the original dark green decorative cloth designed by Talwin Morris; xix, 201, pp.; xiv, 203, pp., a total of 11 paper-guarded chromolithograph plates (5 in Vol. I; 6 in Vol II), each complete with a series of complex overlays showing the intricate workings of each example, 500 illustrations with the text, comprised of line drawings and b/w photographs; very light scattered spotting to the paper guards, the text block and plates bright.
First edition. Splendidly illustrated volumes on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century industrial development with an emphasis on the production of steam, gas and electric power. Volume I is divided into four sections covering Steam Generators, the Steam Engine, Steam Locomotives and Continuous Railway Brakes; Vol II covers Electrical Generators and Motors, Gas and Oil Engines and the Motor-Car.
In addition to the wealth of text illustrations, the volumes contain eleven chromolithograph plates with moveable overlays which permit the viewer to examine in fine detail the inner workings of the selected examples: the Babcock & Wilcox Water-Tube Boiler; Steam Engine; Riedler-Curtis Steam Turbine, Locomotive, Westinghouse Quick-Acting Compressed-Air Brake; Continuous-Current Motor; Squirrel Cage Three-Phase Induction Motor; Otto Gas Engine; Priestman Oil Engine; Diesel Engine and Automobile.
James Weir French (1876-1953), was a graduate of Glasgow University and a designer and maker of height- and range-finding instruments, periscopes and anti-aircraft sights. Much of his career was spent on the board of the Glasgow engineering firm of Barr and Stroud.
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